Bor District

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For the former district in Sudan, see Bor District (Sudan). For the districts in Russia, see Borsky District.
Bor District
Борски округ
Borski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of Bor District in Serbia
Location of Bor District in Serbia
Country  Serbia
Administrative centre Bor
Government
 • Commissioner n/a
Area
 • Total 3,507 km2 (1,354 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 123,848
 • Density 35.3/km2 (91/sq mi)
Municipalities 4
Settlements 90
- Cities and towns 6
- Villages 84

The Bor District (Serbian: Борски округ / Borski okrug) is a district of Serbia. It has a population of 123,848 (2011 census). The administrative centre of the Bor district is Bor.

History[edit]

The Thracians dominated the region before the Roman conquest in the 1st century BC that weakened and subdued the Paleo-Balkan tribes. The Moesi, a Thracio-Dacian tribe, were defeated by the Roman army under Marcus Licinius Crassus, the consul of 30 BC.The region was organized into Moesia Inferior in 87 AD by Emperor Domitian.

Hellenistic religious influence is attested through archeological findings in Rovine[disambiguation needed] and Tamnič where Heracles was worshipped, a relief of Zeus, Herakles and Dionysos found in Bukovo.[1]

The Roman site of Selište[disambiguation needed] with necropolis has been excavated in the village of Rogljevo. Silver and gold fibulae from 250-320 AD have been found at sites in Negotin.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

The district encompasses the municipalities:

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups (2002 census):

Economy[edit]

The region is rich in copper and gold deposits, especially in the Bor and Majdanpek areas. Silver has also been discovered but is rare.

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Coordinates: 44°5′N 22°6′E / 44.083°N 22.100°E / 44.083; 22.100