Nova Varoš

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Nova Varoš
Нова Варош
Municipality and Town
Nova Varoš
Nova Varoš
Coat of arms of Nova Varoš
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Nova Varoš within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Nova Varoš within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°27.625′N 19°48.923′E / 43.460417°N 19.815383°E / 43.460417; 19.815383Coordinates: 43°27.625′N 19°48.923′E / 43.460417°N 19.815383°E / 43.460417; 19.815383
Country  Serbia
District Zlatibor
Settlements 32
Government
 • Mayor Dimitrije Paunović (SNS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 581 km2 (224 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 8,795
 • Municipality 16,638
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31320
Area code +381 33
Car plates NV
Website www.novavaros.rs
Nova Varoš in 1930s

Nova Varoš (Cyrillic script: Нова Варош, pronounced [nɔ̂v̞aː v̞ǎːrɔʃ]) is a town and municipality in Zlatibor District of Serbia. The municipality of Nova Varoš has a population of 16,638, while the town of Nova Varoš itself has a population of 8,795 inhabitants.

History[edit]

Mounds from the early Stone Age are evidence of prehistoric life on the territory of Nova Varoš, and there are archaeological remains of the Celts, Illyrians and Romans. In the 12th and 13th centuries, in the Nemanjić period, this territory was experiencing rapid growth. Under its present name, Nova Varoš was first mentioned in the notebook "list of village and district taxpayers of Barče", at the end of the 16th century as Skender-Pasha's Palanka, named after its founder, Skender Pasha Đenovljanin who was from Bosnia.

Geography[edit]

Nova Varoš is located in southwest Serbia, the main road that connects the north of the country the Montenegrin coast. It is situated at 1000 meters above sea level, and below the northern slopes of mountain Zlatar. Nova Varoš is located in the Dinaric mountain range. North of town is mountain Murtenica, while the south mountain Zlatar.

Municipality[edit]

The Municipality of Nova Varoš include following settlements:

Demographics[edit]

In 1991, the population of the municipality was composed of: Serbs and Montenegrins (89.20%), Muslims by nationality (8.51%) and others.

In 2002, the population of the municipality was composed of: Serbs (18,001) (90.09%), Bosniaks (1,028) (5.15%), Muslims by nationality (502) (2.51%) and others. Most of those who in 1991 census declared themselves as Muslims by nationality, in the next census in 2002 declared themselves as Bosniaks, while the smaller number of them still declare themselves as Muslims by nationality.

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Municipality of Nova Varoš has 16,638 inhabitants. Population density on the territory of the municipality is 28.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 14,899
Bosniaks 788
Muslims 526
Yugoslavs 37
Montenegrins 31
Others 357
Total 16,638

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