Coordinates: 41°45′00″N 21°45′00″E / 41.75000°N 21.75000°E
Lebane (Serbian Cyrillic: Лебане) is a town and municipality in southern Serbia, a part of the Jablanica District. The municipality is located at 41°45'N and 21°45'E and has a population of 21,802 while the town itself has 10,062 inhabitants (according to 2011 census). The elevation of the town of Lebane is between 275.2 and 420 masl.
The town is located at the confluence of the rivers Jablanica and Šumanska Reka, in the alluvial plain created by the former. Just northeast of the town a larger plain called Leskovačko polje extends toward the town of Leskovac, which is the district seat.
||This article is outdated. (November 2011)
Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):
- Serbs = 23,460
- Roma = 1,163
The most significant historical monument in the vicinity of the town and within the boundaries of the municipality is the 6th century AD late Roman or early Byzantine town Justiniana Prima, locally better known as Caričin Grad, located c. 7 km from Lebane. The town is built by the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I to reputedly mark the location of his birth. The archaeological excavations on this site have been on-going since 1917 and large parts of the ancient settlement have since been uncovered including the impressive fortifications.