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Municipality and village
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
District Jablanica
Settlements 36
 • Mayor Jovica Aranđelović (independent)
 • Municipality 264 km2 (102 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 6.688
 • Municipality 11.073
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16205
Area code +381 16
Car plates LE

Bojnik (Serbian Cyrillic: Бојник) is a village and a municipality located in the Jablanica District of Serbia some 20 km west from Leskovac. According to 2011 census, the population of the village is 6,688 while population of the municipality was 11,073.

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 sheltering of a few Partisans.[3]


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.


Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

  • Serbs = 11,668
  • Roma = 1,363
  • Montenegrins = 34
  • Yugoslavs = 13
  • others.

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. ^ Edward Palmer Thompson, Beyond the Frontier: The Politics of a Failed Mission, Bulgaria 1944 (Stanford University Press, 1997), 23.

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