Mionica (Serbian Cyrillic: Мионица, pronounced [miɔ̌nit͡sa]) is a town and municipality located in the Kolubara District of western Serbia. As of 2011, the population of the town is 1,571, while population of the municipality is 14,263 inhabitants.

Мионица (Serbian)
Serbian Orthodox church
Serbian Orthodox church
Coat of arms of Mionica
Location of the municipality of Mionica within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Mionica within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°15′N 20°05′E / 44.250°N 20.083°E / 44.250; 20.083
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
 • MayorBoban Janković (SNS)[1]
 • Town1.38 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
 • Municipality329 km2 (127 sq mi)
189 m (620 ft)
 (2011 census)[3]
 • Town
 • Town density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+381(0)14
Car platesVA

Geography edit

The township of Mionica is located 92 km (57 mi) from Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. With an area of 329 km2 (127 sq mi), it is bordering the Maljen and Suvobor mountains to the South and has access to the Kolubara river, Sava region and the Panonian plain to the North. While the Serbs make up for a large majority of the population, the Roma make up a significant minority, while there are smaller populations of ethnic Montenegrins, Croats, Hungarians, Macedonians, Slovenians, Germans and Albanians.[4]

Demographics edit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [5]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Mionica has 14,335 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups edit

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[6]

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 13,758 95.97%
Roma 351 2.45%
Montenegrins 14 0.10%
Muslims 11 0.08%
Macedonians 7 0.05%
Yugoslavs 6 0.04%
Croats 6 0.04%
Others 182 1.27%
Total 14,335

Economy edit

Mionica's economy is predominantly agricultural. Its primary activities are the fruit orchards and raising cattle. The municipality is also a tourist destination, especially the Ribnica river, well known for sight-seeing and outdoor sports, such as fishing and hunting. The Vrujci spa also attracts tourists and is known for its bottled water.[7]

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[8]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 61
Mining 10
Processing industry 705
Distribution of power, gas and water 14
Distribution of water and water waste management 87
Construction 114
Wholesale and retail, repair 216
Traffic, storage and communication 126
Hotels and restaurants 117
Media and telecommunications 25
Finance and insurance 22
Property stock and charter -
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 86
Administrative and other services 22
Administration and social assurance 208
Education 187
Healthcare and social work 129
Art, leisure and recreation 29
Other services 38
Total 2,198

Education edit

In Mionica there is one primary school, and Economy high school, a community health clinic[9] and a culture center with a movie theater attached to it.

Gallery edit

Twin cities edit

Country City Region Date
  Poland Tomaszów Mazowiecki Łódź Voivodeship
  Slovenia Laško Lower Styria
Israeli settlement Katzrin Golan Heights

Notable people edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Blic Online - Boban Janković (SNS) na čelu opštine Mionica". Blic Online.
  2. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  3. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  4. ^ "Opština Mionica". arroko.rs/. arroko.rs. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Population by ethnicity and sex, by municipalities and cities" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Valjevo, Divčibare, Mionica, Lajkovac, Ub". serbia.travel. National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  8. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2018" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  9. ^ "DOM ZDRAVLJA MIONICA". zdravstvo.rs/. Ministry of Health - Serbia. Retrieved 20 November 2014.

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