|Municipality and Town|
Location of the municipality of Babušnica within Serbia
|• Mayor||Slave Kostic|
|• Municipality||529 km2 (204 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+381 10|
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.
|This article is outdated. (November 2011)|
Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):
- Serbs = 14,141
- Bulgarians = 1,017
- "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "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". Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
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