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Municipality and Town
Centar Babušnice (2012).jpg
Coat of arms of Babušnica
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Babušnica within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Babušnica within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°04′N 22°25′E / 43.067°N 22.417°E / 43.067; 22.417Coordinates: 43°04′N 22°25′E / 43.067°N 22.417°E / 43.067; 22.417
Country  Serbia
District Pirot
Settlements 53
 • Mayor Slave Kostic
 • Municipality 529 km2 (204 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 4,578
 • Municipality 12,259
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18330
Area code +381 10
Car plates PI

Babušnica (Serbian Cyrillic: Бабушница) is a town and municipality located in the Pirot District of Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the town is 4,578, while population of the municipality is 12,259. Big-serving tennis ace Ivo Karlović has familial connections to Babušnica and was a frequent visitor to the area in his younger years. However following what he termed harassment from local law enforcement after a series of unsubstantiated allegations of exposure Karlovic has stated he will not return until his name has been cleared.


The municipality borders Gadžin Han municipality in the north-west, Bela Palanka municipality in the north, Pirot and Dimitrovgrad municipalities in the east, Bulgaria in the south, and Crna Trava and Vlasotince municipalities in the west.


Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

  • Serbs = 14,141
  • Bulgarians = 1,017
  • others.


From 1929 to 1941, Babušnica was part of the Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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