Moravica District

The Moravica District (Serbian: Моравички округ / Moravički okrug, pronounced [mǒraʋitʃkiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of eight administrative districts of Šumadija and Western Serbia. It is located in the central and south-western parts of Serbia. The name Moravica derives from the river Moravica, which forms the West Morava, both passing through the district. According to the 2011 census results, it had a population of 212,603. The administrative center of the Moravica district is the city of Čačak.

Moravica District

Моравички округ
Moravički okrug
Location of the Moravica District within Serbia
Location of the Moravica District within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°53′N 20°21′E / 43.883°N 20.350°E / 43.883; 20.350Coordinates: 43°53′N 20°21′E / 43.883°N 20.350°E / 43.883; 20.350
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative centerČačak
Government
 • CommissionerSlobodan Jolović (SNS)
Area
 • Total3,016 km2 (1,164 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)[1]
 • Total212,603
 • Density70.5/km2 (183/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-17
Municipalities3 and 1 city
Settlements206
- Cities and towns5
- Villages201
Websitewww.moravickiupravniokrug.org

MunicipalitiesEdit

The district encompasses of the 3 municipalities and the city of Čačak:

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948189,860—    
1953200,014+1.05%
1961207,195+0.44%
1971217,223+0.47%
1981229,047+0.53%
1991230,748+0.07%
2002224,772−0.24%
2011212,603−0.62%
Source: [2]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Moravica District had 212,603 inhabitants. 53.8% of the population lived in the urban areas.

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic composition of the Moravica district:[3]

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 206,303 97.04%
Romani 849 0.40%
Montenegrins 460 0.22%
Macedonians 183 0.09%
Yugoslavs 169 0.08%
Croats 158 0.07%
Muslims 52 0.02%
Others 4,429 2.08%
Total 212,603

CultureEdit

In the monuments heritage of Čačak a special place is taken by the religious building: monasteries and churches. The ten monasteries of the Ovčarsko-Kablarska Gorge are referred to as the Serbian Athos. Certain were built in the time of the Serb gentry of the Nemanjić, Lazarević and Branković dynasties. Over centuries, these ten monasteries safeguarded ancient manuscripts, and some were also written or copied there.

EducationEdit

There are two faculties of the University of Kragujevac located in the Moravica District:

EconomyEdit

Čačak, the largest city in the district, is one of the major economic centers of Serbia. Its economy is dominated by industrial production, above all, by metal-processing, paper production and chemical industry.

The employment rate in the Moravica District is among highest in the country, with 48.1% in 2014. The unemployment rate of 13.9% is among lowest in the country.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://webrzs.stat.gov.rs/WebSite/Public/ReportResultView.aspx?rptId=1210%7C National structure and population of Serbia, census 2011
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Statistical Office of Serbia" (PDF). webrzs.stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). p. 23. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.

Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from www.srbija.gov.rs.

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