The Pirot District (Serbian: Пиротски Округ / Pirotski Okrug, pronounced [pǐroːtskiː ôkruːɡ] Bulgarian: Пиротски окръг) 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 92,277 inhabitants. The administrative center is the city of Pirot.
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
|Region||Southern and Eastern Serbia|
|• Commissioner||Dragana Tončić|
|• Total||2,761 km2 (1,066 sq mi)|
|• Density||33.4/km2 (87/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||RS-22|
|- Cities and towns||4|
It encompasses the city of Pirot and the following municipalities:
According to the 2011 census results, Pirot District has a population of 92,479 inhabitants.
|Ethnic group||Population (2011)||%|
History and cultureEdit
The first mention of Pirot are found already in the second century A.D. In its vicinity is the church from the thirteenth century: the Church of St. Petka, and the monastery of St. John the Theologist from the late fourteenth century displays a fine example of the medieval architecture.
Medicinal water from the Zvonci Spa (Zvonačka Banja), a health resort, was used already in the ancient times, and natural beauties of this region are renounced throughout Serbia. The oldest craft, today an industry, is Rug-making: the weaving trade, by which this region has gained its world-wide fame.
- "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from official website.
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