Nišava District

The Nišava District (Serbian: Нишавски округ / Nišavski okrug, pronounced [nîʃaʋskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It expands to the south-eastern parts of Serbia. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 372,404 inhabitants. The administrative center of the district is the city of Niš. After South Bačka, it is second largest District in Serbia.

Nišava District

Нишавски округ
Nišavski okrug
Location of the Nišava District within Serbia
Location of the Nišava District within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°18′N 21°54′E / 43.300°N 21.900°E / 43.300; 21.900Coordinates: 43°18′N 21°54′E / 43.300°N 21.900°E / 43.300; 21.900
RegionSouthern and Eastern
Administrative centerNiš
 • CommissionerVacant
 • Total2,729 km2 (1,054 sq mi)
 (2011)[citation needed]
 • Total372,404
 • Density136.8/km2 (354/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-20
Municipalities6 and 1 city
- Cities and towns8
- Villages277


The district is divided into 6 municipalities and the city of Niš, which is divided into 5 municipalities.

The municipalities of the district are:

City of Niš is divided into municipalities of:


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Nišava District has 376,319 inhabitants. Census doesn’t include refugees. It’s estimated that there are up to 524,500 people living in Nišava District.[citation needed]

Ethnic groupsEdit


Within the city boundaries itself stands the Niš Fortress, which ranks among the most beautiful and best preserved fortresses in the Balkans, built in the late seventeenth century. On the outskirts of Niš is a unique monument - the Skull Tower (Ćele kula) built by the Turks from the skulls and heads of the Serbian warriors who died in the Battle of Čegar in 1809, led by Stevan Sinđelić, against the Turks. After the Turkish victory, this battle was decisive for the failure of the First Serb Uprising.

The Nišava District also features Niška Banja, it is one of the best known spa tourism centers in Serbia. It is located on the bottom of Suva Planina and a few kilometers away from Niš.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 11 January 2017.

Note: All official material made by the Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from

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