|Municipality and Town|
Panoramic view of Bosilegrad
|• Mayor||Vladimir Zaharijev (DSS)|
|• Municipality||571 km2 (220 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+381 17|
Bosilegrad (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 9,931.
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, 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)
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 occupied Bosilegrad between 1941-1944.
- "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.
- 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia; p.86
Unveiling of the monument of Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski in Bosilegrad.
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