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.
Location of the Nišava District within Serbia
|Region||Southern and Eastern|
|• Total||2,729 km2 (1,054 sq mi)|
|• Density||136.8/km2 (354/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||RS-20|
|Municipalities||6 and 1 city|
|- Cities and towns||8|
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:
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.
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.
- "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
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