Bojnik

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Bojnik

Бојник
Bojnik
Bojnik
Coat of arms of Bojnik
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Bojnik within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Bojnik within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°01′N 21°44′E / 43.017°N 21.733°E / 43.017; 21.733Coordinates: 43°01′N 21°44′E / 43.017°N 21.733°E / 43.017; 21.733
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
DistrictJablanica
Settlements36
Government
 • MayorJovica Aranđelović (independent)
Area
 • Town9.87 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
 • Municipality264 km2 (102 sq mi)
Elevation
242 m (794 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
6,688
 • Town density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Municipality
11,073
 • Municipality density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16205
Area code+381(0)16
Car platesLE
Websitebojnik.rs

Bojnik (Serbian Cyrillic: Бојник) is a village and municipality located in Jablanica District of southern Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the village is 6,688 while population of the municipality was 11,073.

History[edit]

Much of the population settled in after World War II because on 17 February 1942, Bulgarian occupation forces in one day killed all 476 inhabitants of Bojnik, including women, children and the elderly. The massacre was in response to the alleged sheltering of Partisans.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bojnik municipality is located in southern Serbia and it is surrounded by municipality of Medveđa in the south-west, municipality of Lebane in the south, municipality of Leskovac in the east, and municipalities of Žitorađa and Prokuplje in the north.

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the village of Bojnik, the following villages consist the municipality of Bojnik:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194821,895—    
195322,329+0.39%
196120,838−0.86%
197118,801−1.02%
198116,246−1.45%
199114,498−1.13%
200213,118−0.91%
201111,104−1.83%
Source: [4]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality has 11,104 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 9,197
Romani 1,649
Montenegrins 17
Macedonians 10
Others 231
Total 11,104

Economy[edit]

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[5]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 42
Mining 3
Processing industry 187
Distribution of power, gas and water 12
Distribution of water and water waste management 56
Construction 131
Wholesale and retail, repair 170
Traffic, storage and communication 17
Hotels and restaurants 11
Media and telecommunications 5
Finance and insurance 1
Property stock and charter -
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 21
Administrative and other services 3
Administration and social assurance 154
Education 225
Healthcare and social work 126
Art, leisure and recreation 26
Other services 20
Total 1,207

Gallery[edit]

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. ^ Edward Palmer Thompson, Beyond the Frontier: The Politics of a Failed Mission, Bulgaria 1944 (Stanford University Press, 1997), pg 23.
  4. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  5. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2018" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 17 March 2019.

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