Bosilegrad

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Bosilegrad
Босилеград
Municipality and Town
Panoramic view of Bosilegrad
Panoramic view of Bosilegrad
Coat of arms of Bosilegrad
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Bosilegrad within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Bosilegrad within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°30′N 22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467Coordinates: 42°30′N 22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467
Country  Serbia
District Pčinja
Settlements 37
Government
 • Mayor Vladimir Zaharijev (DSS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 571 km2 (220 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 2,624
 • Municipality 8,129
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17540
Area code +381 17
Car plates VR
Municipality of Bosilegrad in Pčinja District

Bosilegrad (Serbian Cyrillic and Bulgarian: Босилеград) is a town and municipality in Pčinja District of Serbia. The municipality comprises an area of 571 km². According to 2011 census, it has a total population of 8,129 inhabitants, while the town has 2,624.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 census, the municipality of Bosilegrad had a population of 11,644 people; ethnic Bulgarians formed a majority of the population in the municipality.

According to the 2002 census data, the population of the Bosilegrad municipality was 9,931 people, and it was composed of:

According to the 2011 census data,[3] the population of the Bosilegrad municipality was 8,129 people, and it was composed of:

  • Bulgarians = 5,839 (71.83%)
  • Serbs = 895 (11.01%)
  • Others (including persons who refused to declare an ethnicity)

History[edit]

The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes gained some territory from Bulgaria as part of the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, following the invasion and occupation of part of the Kingdom of Serbia by Bulgaria and subsequent Allied defeat of the Central Powers in the First World War. The Bulgarian army liberated Bosilegrad between 1941-1944.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in The Republic of Serbia: Age and Sex – Data by settlements". Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2012. ISBN 978-86-6161-023-3. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  3. ^ 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia; p.86

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