Vlasotince

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Vlasotince
Власотинце
Municipality and Town
Vlasotince, town centre
Vlasotince, town centre
Coat of arms of Vlasotince
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Vlasotince within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Vlasotince within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°58′N 22°08′E / 42.967°N 22.133°E / 42.967; 22.133Coordinates: 42°58′N 22°08′E / 42.967°N 22.133°E / 42.967; 22.133
Country  Serbia
District Jablanica
Settlements 48
Area[1]
 • Municipality 308 km2 (119 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 15,830
 • Municipality 29,669
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16210
Area code +381 16
Car plates VL
Panoramic view on Vlasotince

Vlasotince (Serbian Cyrillic: Власотинце) is town and municipality in south-east Serbia. The municipality has 29,669 inhabitants, while the town itself has a population of 15,830 (2011 census).

History[edit]

According to Turkish records, the town existed in the 15th century as a Turkish administrative center. After the Turks were forced out of Serbia, locals started growing winegrapes as a kind of complementary business to their building activities. They made Vlasotince number one wine region in former Yugoslavia and furthermore the biggest wine exporter in the Balkans. The craftmenship and building skills of workers and builders from this region were very much appreciated in former Yugoslavia and its surrounding neighbours until the recent Balkan Wars.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

  • Serbs = 32,858
  • Roma = 277
  • others.

Settlements[edit]

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

  • Aleksine
  • Batulovce
  • Boljare
  • Borin Dol
  • Brezovica
  • Crna Bara (Vlasotince)
  • Crnatovo
  • Gložane
  • Gornja Lopušnja
  • Gornja Lomnica
  • Gornji Dejan
  • Gornji Orah
  • Gornji Prisjan
  • Gradište
  • Gunjetina
  • Donje Gare
  • Donji Dejan
  • Donja Lopušnja
  • Dobroviš
  • Donja Lomnica
  • Donji Prisjan
  • Jastrebac
  • Javorje
  • Jakovljevo
  • Komarica
  • Konopnica
  • Kozilo
  • Kruševica
  • Kukavica (Vlasotince)
  • Ladovica
  • Lipovica
  • Orašje
  • Prilepac
  • Pržojne
  • Ravna Gora (Vlasotince)
  • Ravni Del
  • Samarnica
  • Šišava
  • Skrapež
  • Sredor
  • Stajkovce
  • Svođe
  • Vlasotince
  • Zlatićevo

Notable people[edit]

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