Rasina District

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Rasina District
Расински округ
Rasinski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of Rasina District in Serbia
Location of Rasina District in Serbia
Country  Serbia
Administrative centre Kruševac
Government
 • Commissioner Branimir Trajković
Area
 • Total 2,667 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 241,999
 • Density 90.7/km2 (235/sq mi)
Municipalities 5 and 1 city
Settlements 296
- Cities and towns 5
- Villages 291

The Rasina District (Serbian: Расински округ / Rasinski okrug) is a district of Serbia which expands in the central parts of Serbia. It has a population of 241,999. The administrative centre of the Rasina district is Kruševac.

Municipalities[edit]

The district encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Moravica District has 241,999 inhabitants. 53.8% of the population lives in the urban areas. Ethnic composition of the district:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 232,552
Roma 3,265
Montenegrins 444
Macedonians 301
Croats 175
Yugoslavs 128
Vlachs 122
Others 5,012
Total 241,999

Culture and history[edit]

Kruševac and its vicinity are distinguished by numerous historic monuments: The Lazar's Town, with the remnants of the medieval fortification and the Lazarica Church has an epic quality in the Serbian tradition. The Lazarica Church, built in 1376 on the occasion of Stephan's son birth, and dedicated to St. Stephen, is the model of the Moravska School.

A Donjon Tower, the military fortification of the medieval castle, bears witness of the great cultural and historic heritage of the Serb people. The Monastery of Ljubostinja was founded by Princess Milica, Lazar's wife, in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century, after the Battle of Kosovo, when she made a decision on her withdrawal as a ruler, and on assemblying the widows of the Serbian gentry killed at the Kosovo. From its first days the Ljubostinja plaid an important part in culture. Distinguished chroniclers, engrossers, book design masters, and painters were asked to come here.

Economy[edit]

In the economy of this region prevails chemical industry: "Merima, "Miloje Zakić", and "Župa". Also prominent are the "14 oktobar" a giant company from Kruševac in the sector of metal industry, and the "Crvena zastava" in the sector of timber and wood industry.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • www.rasinskiokrug.org.rs - Official web address of Rasina District
  • www.037info.net - An independent Internet portal regarding Kruševac, containing all the information You may need (Serbian language only): news, chat, forum, history, culture, economy, sport...

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

Coordinates: 43°35′N 21°19′E / 43.583°N 21.317°E / 43.583; 21.317