Boljevac

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Boljevac
Бољевац
Municipality and Town
Coat of arms of Boljevac
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Boljevac within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Boljevac within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°49′49.08″N 21°57′11.16″E / 43.8303000°N 21.9531000°E / 43.8303000; 21.9531000Coordinates: 43°49′49.08″N 21°57′11.16″E / 43.8303000°N 21.9531000°E / 43.8303000; 21.9531000
Country  Serbia
District Zaječar
Settlements 20
Government
 • Mayor Nebojša Marjanović (DSS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 828 km2 (320 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 3,332
 • Municipality 12,865
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19370
Area code +381 30
Car plates ZA
Website www.boljevac.org.rs

Boljevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Бољевац, pronounced [bɔ̌ːʎɛʋat͡s]) is a town and municipality located in the Zaječar District of Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the town is 3,332, while population of the municipality is 12,865.

History[edit]

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

In 2010, the Commission on Concealed Mass Graves in Serbia discovered a mass grave of people killed by Yugoslav Partisans during World War II in the settlement of Zmijanac.[3] Partisan troops took over the municipality in October 1944. They subsequently executed over 40 locals, including a priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The population of the municipality include 10,504 (66.28%) Serbs, 4,162 (26.26%) Vlachs, 229 (1.45%) Romani, etc.

Twin cities[edit]

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