Rasina District

The Rasina District (Serbian: Расински округ / Rasinski okrug, pronounced [rǎsiːnskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of eight administrative districts of Šumadija and Western Serbia. It expands to the central parts of Serbia. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 241,999 inhabitants. The administrative center of the Rasina District is Kruševac.

Rasina District
Расински округ
Rasinski okrug
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Location of the Rasina District within Serbia
Location of the Rasina District within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°35′N 21°19′E / 43.583°N 21.317°E / 43.583; 21.317Coordinates: 43°35′N 21°19′E / 43.583°N 21.317°E / 43.583; 21.317
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative centerKruševac
Government
 • CommissionerBranislav Vesić
Area
 • Total2,667 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total241,999
 • Density90.7/km2 (235/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-19
Municipalities5 and 1 city
Settlements296
- Cities and towns5
- Villages291
Websiterasinskiokrug.org.rs

MunicipalitiesEdit

The district encompasses the municipalities of:

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948225,212—    
1953240,876+1.35%
1961251,575+0.54%
1971265,521+0.54%
1981281,455+0.58%
1991283,108+0.06%
2002259,441−0.79%
2011241,999−0.77%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Rasina District has 241,999 inhabitants. 53.8% of the population lives in the urban areas. Ethnic composition of the district:

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 232,552 96.10%
Roma 3,265 1.35%
Montenegrins 444 0.18%
Macedonians 301 0.12%
Croats 175 0.07%
Yugoslavs 128 0.05%
Vlachs 122 0.05%
Others 5,012 2.07%
Total 241,999

Culture and historyEdit

Kruševac and its vicinity are distinguished by numerous historic monuments: The Lazar's Town, with the remnants of the medieval fortification and the Lazarica Church has an epic quality in the Serbian tradition. The Lazarica Church, built in 1376 on the occasion of Stephan's son birth, and dedicated to St. Stephen, is the model of the Moravska School.

A Donjon Tower, the military fortification of the medieval castle, bears witness of the great cultural and historic heritage of the Serb people. The Monastery of Ljubostinja was founded by Princess Milica, Lazar's wife, in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century, after the Battle of Kosovo, when she made a decision on her withdrawal as a ruler, and on assembling the widows of the Serbian gentry killed at the Kosovo. From its first days the Ljubostinja played an important part in culture. Distinguished chroniclers, engrossers, book design masters, and painters were asked to come here.

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 11 January 2017.

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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