Nišava District

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Nišava District
Нишавски округ
Nišavski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of Nišava District in Serbia
Location of Nišava District in Serbia
Country  Serbia
Administrative centre Niš
Government
 • Commissioner Milan Lapčević
Area
 • Total 2,729 km2 (1,054 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 376,319
 • Density 136.8/km2 (354/sq mi)
Municipalities 6 and 1 city
Settlements 285
- Cities and towns 8
- Villages 277
Website www.nis.okrug.gov.rs

The Nišava District (Serbian: Нишавски округ / Nišavski okrug) expands in the south-eastern parts of Serbia. It has a population of 376,319. The administrative centre of the district is the city of Niš.

Municipalities[edit]

The district is divided into 6 municipalities and the city of Niš, which is divided into 5 municipalities.

The municipalities of the district are:

City of Niš is divided into municipalities of:

Ethnic groups (2011 census)[edit]

Tourism[edit]

Within the city boundaries itself stands the Niš Fortress, which ranks among the most beautiful and best preserved fortresses in the Balkans, built in the late seventeenth century. On the outskirts of Niš is a unique monument - the Skull Tower (Ćele kula) built by the Turks from the skulls and heads of the Serbian warriors who died in the Battle of Čegar in 1809, led by Stevan Sinđelić, against the Turks. After the Turkish victory, this battle was decisive for the failure of the First Serb Uprising.

The Nišava District also features Niška Banja, it is one of the best known spa tourism centers in Serbia. It is located on the bottom of Suva Planina and a few kilometers away from Niš.

Economy[edit]

The economy of this region is dominated by: the Elektronska Industrija Niš, tobacco industry, Mašinska Industrija Niš and the Niteks textile industry.

See also[edit]

Note: All official material made by the Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from www.srbija.gov.rs.

Coordinates: 43°18′N 21°54′E / 43.300°N 21.900°E / 43.300; 21.900