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Municipality and Town
Coat of arms of Svrljig
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Svrljig within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Svrljig within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°25′N 22°07′E / 43.417°N 22.117°E / 43.417; 22.117Coordinates: 43°25′N 22°07′E / 43.417°N 22.117°E / 43.417; 22.117
Country  Serbia
District Nišava
Settlements 39
 • Mayor Milija Miletić
 • Municipality 497 km2 (192 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 7,543
 • Municipality 14,224
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18360
Area code +381 18
Car plates NI

Svrljig (Serbian Cyrillic: Сврљиг, [sʋř̩ʎiːɡ]) is a town and municipality located in the Nišava District of Serbia. According to 2011 census, the town has a population of 7,543 inhabitants, while the municipality has 14,224.


Svrljig is situated on the river Svrljiški Timok, 30 km east from Niš, the biggest city in south Serbia. Nearby villages include Crnoljevica and Prekonoga.


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


In the Middle Ages Svrljig (Bulgarian: Свърлиг) and the surrounding region was part of the Bulgarian Empire.[3] In 10-11th century it grew into a center of the southern Timok area. In 1279 the Svarlig Gospel was written there, it is the only source showing the real name of Emperor Ivailo. After the fall of Branicevo under the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1290s Svrljig became a border region. With the process of feudal disintegration of Bulgaria in the mid 14th century it was part of the Vidin Tsardom and was later conquered by the Ottoman Turks.

From 1929 to 1941, Svrljig was part of the Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

See also[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: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ Златарски, Васил. История на българската държава през средните векове. Том I., История на Първото българско царство. Част I. Епоха на хуно-българското надмощие (679—852), С. 1918, с. 253

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