Pirot District

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.

Pirotski Okrug
Пиротски Округ
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°10′N 22°36′E / 43.167°N 22.600°E / 43.167; 22.600Coordinates: 43°10′N 22°36′E / 43.167°N 22.600°E / 43.167; 22.600
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative centerPirot
Government
 • CommissionerDragana Tončić
Area
 • Total2,761 km2 (1,066 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total92,479
 • Density33.4/km2 (87/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-22
Municipalities4
Settlements214
- Cities and towns4
- Villages210

MunicipalitiesEdit

It encompasses the city of Pirot and the following municipalities:

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1948160,285—    
1953157,360−1.8%
1961145,785−7.4%
1971136,008−6.7%
1981127,427−6.3%
1991116,926−8.2%
2002105,564−9.7%
201192,479−12.4%
Source: [1]

According to the 2011 census results, Pirot District has a population of 92,479 inhabitants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic group Population (2011) %
Serbs 77,379 83.67%
Bulgarians 6,602 7.14%
Romani 4,306 4.66%
Others 4,192 4.53%
Total 92,479

History and cultureEdit

The first mention of Pirot are found already in the second century A.D.[citation needed] 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.

FeaturesEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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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