Vlasotince (Serbian Cyrillic: Власотинце) is a town and municipality located in Jablanica District of southern Serbia. As of 2011, the municipality has 29,669 inhabitants, while the town itself has a population of 15,830 inhabitants.


Vlasotince, town centre
Vlasotince, town centre
Coat of arms of Vlasotince
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Vlasotince within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Vlasotince within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°58′N 22°08′E / 42.967°N 22.133°E / 42.967; 22.133Coordinates: 42°58′N 22°08′E / 42.967°N 22.133°E / 42.967; 22.133
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
 • Town15.91 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
 • Municipality308 km2 (119 sq mi)
234 m (768 ft)
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
 • Town density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+381(0)16
Car platesVL
Panoramic view on Vlasotince


According to Turkish records, the town existed in the 15th century as a Turkish administrative center. After the Turks were forced out of Serbia, locals started growing wine grapes as a kind of complementary business to their building activities. They made Vlasotince the number one wine region in the former Yugoslavia and furthermore the biggest wine exporter in the Balkans. The craftsmanship and building skills of workers and builders from this region were appreciated in the former Yugoslavia and its surrounding neighbours until the Yugoslav Wars.


Aside from the town of Vlasotince, the municipality includes the following settlements:


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Vlasotince has a population of 29,893 inhabitants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 28,613 97.54%
Romani 691 2.36%
Romanians 10 0.03%
Bulgarians 5 0.02%
Gorani 3 0.01%
Russians 2 0.01%
Others 12 0.04%
Total 29,893


The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):[4]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 46
Mining and quarrying 34
Manufacturing 2,446
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 23
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 131
Construction 780
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 810
Transportation and storage 119
Accommodation and food services 194
Information and communication 19
Financial and insurance activities 33
Real estate activities 2
Professional, scientific and technical activities 152
Administrative and support service activities 48
Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 272
Education 452
Human health and social work activities 351
Arts, entertainment and recreation 87
Other service activities 95
Individual agricultural workers 334
Total 6,429

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, 2019" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 25 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.

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