Lebane

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Lebane
Лебане
Municipality and Town
Serbian Orthodox church
Serbian Orthodox church
Прелог за грб општине Лебане

Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Lebane within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Lebane within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°55′N 21°44′E / 42.917°N 21.733°E / 42.917; 21.733Coordinates: 42°55′N 21°44′E / 42.917°N 21.733°E / 42.917; 21.733
Country  Serbia
District Jablanica
Settlements 39
Government
 • Mayor Mića Stanković (DS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 337 km2 (130 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 10.062
 • Municipality 21.802
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16230
Area code +381 16
Car plates LB
Website www.lebane.org.rs

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.

Предлог за грб Општине Лебане

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

  • Serbs = 23,460
  • Roma = 1,163
  • others.

Features[edit]

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.

Предлог за нови грб општине Лебане

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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. 

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