Zaječar District

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Zaječarski okrug
Зајечарски округ
District of Serbia
Location of Zaječar District in Serbia
Location of Zaječar District in Serbia
Country  Serbia
Capital Zaječar
Government
 • Commissioner Mihajlo Jagodić
Area
 • Total 3,623 km2 (1,399 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 119,967
 • Density 33.1/km2 (86/sq mi)
Municipalities 3 and 1 city
Settlements 173
- Cities and towns 5
- Villages 168
Website http://www.zaokrug.org/

Zaječar District (Serbian: Зајечарски округ, Zaječarski okrug) is a district (okrug) of Serbia. It expands in the eastern part of Serbia. It has a population of 119,967 (2011 census). The Seat of the District is in the city of Zaječar.

Municipalities[edit]

It encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[1]

History[edit]

Felix Romuliana (Galerius' Palace) in modern Gamzigrad is the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Gaius Galerius Valerius Maxmimianus, in late 3rd century and early 4th century. Because of its archaeological findings, Gamzigrad ranks among the most important late Roman sites in the world. The rich historic material (jewelry, mosaics, coins, tools, arms) found here is a treasure trove of Roman civilization of the 4th century A.D.

Roman Emperors[edit]

Three Roman Emperors were born in the Zaječar District:

Economy[edit]

Trends of economic development of the Zaječar District lead from crafts and semi-industrial processing of agricultural products over coal exploitation (textile factory, leather factory, brewery, quartz sand mine and coal mine) to the modern plants and high output rate.

References[edit]

Note: All official material made by the Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from the official website.

Coordinates: 43°55′N 22°18′E / 43.917°N 22.300°E / 43.917; 22.300