Pirot District

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Pirotski Okrug
Пиротски Округ
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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

The Pirot District (Serbian: Пиротски Округ, romanizedPirotski Okrug, pronounced [pǐroːtskiː ôkruːɡ]) 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.

Municipalities[edit]

It encompasses the city of Pirot and the following municipalities:

Demographics[edit]

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 groups[edit]

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 culture[edit]

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.

Features[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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