Zaječar District

The Zaječar District (Serbian: Зајечарски округ / Zaječarski okrug, pronounced [zâjɛtʃarskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It expands to the eastern parts of Serbia. It has a population of 119,967 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census results. The administrative center is the city of Zaječar.

Zaječarski okrug
Зајечарски округ
Location of the Zaječar District within Serbia
Location of the Zaječar District within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°55′N 22°18′E / 43.917°N 22.300°E / 43.917; 22.300Coordinates: 43°55′N 22°18′E / 43.917°N 22.300°E / 43.917; 22.300
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative centerZaječar
Government
 • CommissionerVladan Paunović
Area
 • Total3,623 km2 (1,399 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total119,967
 • Density33.1/km2 (86/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-15
Municipalities3 and 1 city
Settlements173
- Cities and towns5
- Villages168
Websitezajecarski.okrug.gov.rs

MunicipalitiesEdit

It encompasses the municipalities of:

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1948173,603—    
1953177,332+2.1%
1961178,623+0.7%
1971172,424−3.5%
1981170,682−1.0%
1991158,131−7.4%
2002137,561−13.0%
2011119,967−12.8%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Zaječar District has 119,967 inhabitants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic groups of the district according to the 2011 census results:[2]

HistoryEdit

Felix Romuliana (Galerius' Palace) in modern Gamzigrad is the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Gaius Galerius Valerius Maxmimianus, in late 3rd century and early 4th century. Because of its archaeological findings, Gamzigrad ranks among the most important late Roman sites in the world. The rich historic material (jewelry, mosaics, coins, tools, arms) found here is a treasure trove of Roman civilization of the 4th century A.D.

Roman EmperorsEdit

Three Roman Emperors were born in the Zaječar District:

EconomyEdit

Trends of economic development of the Zaječar District lead from crafts and semi-industrial processing of agricultural products over coal exploitation (textile factory, leather factory, brewery, quartz sand mine and coal mine) to the modern plants and high output rate.

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 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Population by ethnicity and sex, by municipalities and cities". Retrieved 14 March 2014.

Note: All official material made by the Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from the official website.

External linksEdit