Bor District

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Bor District
Борски округ
Borski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of the Bor District within Serbia
Location of the Bor District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative center Bor
Government
 • Commissioner Miroslav Knežević
Area
 • Total 3,507 km2 (1,354 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 123,848
 • Density 35.3/km2 (91/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-14
Municipalities 4
Settlements 90
- Cities and towns 6
- Villages 84
Website borski.okrug.gov.rs

The Bor District (Serbian: Борски округ / Borski okrug, pronounced [bôːrskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It has a population of 123,848 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census results. The administrative center of the Bor district is Bor and the judicial one, due to tradition, Negotin.

History[edit]

The Thracians dominated the region before the Roman conquest in the 1st century BC that weakened and subdued the Paleo-Balkan tribes. The Moesi, a Thracio-Dacian tribe, were defeated by the Roman army under Marcus Licinius Crassus, the consul of 30 BC.The region was organized into Moesia Inferior in 87 AD by Emperor Domitian.

Hellenistic religious influence is attested through archeological findings in Rovine[disambiguation needed] and Tamnič where Heracles was worshipped, a relief of Zeus, Herakles and Dionysos found in Bukovo.[1]

The Roman site of Selište[disambiguation needed] with necropolis has been excavated in the village of Rogljevo. Silver and gold fibulae from 250-320 AD have been found at sites in Negotin.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

The district encompasses the municipalities:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 144,049 —    
1953 151,973 +5.5%
1961 160,096 +5.3%
1971 175,848 +9.8%
1981 180,463 +2.6%
1991 178,718 −1.0%
2002 146,551 −18.0%
2011 124,992 −14.7%
Source: [3]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Bor District has 124,992 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the Bor district:[4]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 97,239
Vlachs 13,313
Romani 2,244
Romanians 791
Macedonians 600
Montenegrins 452
Yugoslavs 182
Croats 179
Albanians 152
Bulgarians 149
Muslims 104
Others 9,587
Total 124,992

Economy[edit]

The region is a traditionally energy oriented, as it has the hydro-electric power plants of Đerdap: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II and is also rich in copper and gold deposits, especially in the Bor and Majdanpek areas; also silver has also been discovered but is rare. The giant mining company RTB Bor operates in the region.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°5′N 22°6′E / 44.083°N 22.100°E / 44.083; 22.100