Despotovac ( Serbian Cyrillic: Деспотовац) is a town and municipality located in Serbia, around 130 kilometers southeast of Belgrade. Its name stems from Despot, a title of Serbian medieval prince Stefan Lazarević. In 2011 the town has a total population of 4,212, while the municipality has a population of 22,995.
History [ edit ]
Serb Orthodox monastery of Manasija was built between 1406 -1418 and is one of the most significant monuments of Serbian culture, belonging to the " [3 ] Resava school" ( Serbian architecture)
In 1406 at the
Battle of Despotovac Serbians led by Stefan Lazarević defeated the Ottomans led by Musa Çelebi.
From 1929 to 1941, Despotovac was part of the
Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Population [ edit ]
This article is outdated. (November 2011)
Ethnic groups in the Despotovac municipality (2002 census):
Serbs = 24,529
Vlachs = 427 others
Settlements [ edit ]
Aside from the town of Despotovac, the municipality includes the following settlements:
Notable sites [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "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" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4 . Retrieved . 2014-06-27
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