Majdanpek

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Majdanpek
Мајданпек
Municipality and Town
View of Majdanpek
View of Majdanpek
Coat of arms of Majdanpek
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Majdanpek within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Majdanpek within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°25′N 21°56′E / 44.417°N 21.933°E / 44.417; 21.933Coordinates: 44°25′N 21°56′E / 44.417°N 21.933°E / 44.417; 21.933
Country  Serbia
District Bor
Settlements 14
Government
 • Mayor Dejan Vagner (SNS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 932 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 7,637
 • Municipality 18,179
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19250
Area code +381 30
Car plates BO
Website www.majdanpek.rs

Majdanpek (Serbian Cyrillic: Мајданпек) is a town and municipality in Bor District of Serbia. According to 2011 census, the municipality of Majdanpek had a population of 18,179 people, while the town of Majdanpek had a population of 7,367.

Name[edit]

The name "Majdanpek" is derived from the words majdan meaning "quarry" (from Arabic maydān) and pek meaning "much, big, very" in Turkish. In Serbian Vlach (and Romanian), the town is known as simply Maidan.

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the town of Majdanpek, the municipality includes the following settlements:

Towns
Villages

History[edit]

Eneolithic excavations exist in Kapetanova Pecina, Praurija, Kameni Rog and Roman site of Kamenjar.

The town is famous as a copper mine district, since the early 17th century. The origin of the name is based on words majdan (related to Turkish madän, mine) and river Pek - mine on river Pek. Throughout its history, mining development was held by many foreign owners (Czechs, Belgians, Austrians), and was extensively exploited. The town was industrialized in the mid-20th century, by the industrial program supported by SFR Yugoslavia's Government of that time, and the personal influence of J.B.Tito (marshal and lifetime prime minister since the end of WWII until 1980). Through the late 20th century, the town was in a period of industrial progress and one of the most developed areas in copper mining and metallurgy.

Tourism[edit]

One of the best tourist attractions in Majdanpek is Rajkova Pećina (Rajko's Cave), one of the most beautiful caves in Serbia.[3][4]

Demographics[edit]

In 2002, the population of the Majdanpek municipality was composed of:

  • Serbs = 19,339 (81.59%)
  • Vlachs = 2,817 (11.89%)
  • Others.

According to the 2002 census, most of the settlements in the Majdanpek municipality had Serb ethnic majority. The settlement with Vlach ethnic majority is Vlaole. Ethnically mixed settlement with relative Vlach majority is Jasikovo.

Media[edit]

Information and news from this area can be found at website of Radio Televizija Majdanpek[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Radio television Bor