Blace

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Blace
Блаце
Town and municipality
Coat of arms of Blace
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Blace within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Blace within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°17.747′N 21°17.157′E / 43.295783°N 21.285950°E / 43.295783; 21.285950Coordinates: 43°17.747′N 21°17.157′E / 43.295783°N 21.285950°E / 43.295783; 21.285950
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Toplica
Settlements 40
Government
 • Mayor Nebojša Milosavljević (DS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 306 km2 (118 sq mi)
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 5,253
 • Municipality 11,754
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18420
Area code +381(0)27
Car plates PK
Website www.blace.org.rs

Blace (Serbian Cyrillic: Блаце, pronounced [blâtsɛ]) is a town and municipality located in the Toplica District of the southern Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the town is 5,253, while population of the municipality is 11,754.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 23,676 —    
1953 24,608 +3.9%
1961 22,099 −10.2%
1971 19,331 −12.5%
1981 17,338 −10.3%
1991 15,709 −9.4%
2002 13,759 −12.4%
2011 11,754 −14.6%
Source: [3]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Municipality of Blace has 11,754 inhabitants. Most of Blace’s population is of Serbian nationality (98.27%) while 44.7% of the municipality’s population is urban.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 11,551
Roma 86
Montenegrins 11
Others 106
Total 11,754

Features[edit]

Every year in August, there is a 3 day festival named "Šljivijada" ("Plumday" in English); citizens of Blace consider the plum to be a very important fruit. On that day, there are many plum cultivators who show off their fruit. Many festival attendees listen to folk and other Serbian music.

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See also[edit]

References[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. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 

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