Bosilegrad

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Босилеград
Bosilegrad
Town and municipality
Panoramic view of Bosilegrad
Panoramic view of Bosilegrad
Coat of arms of Босилеград
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Bosilegrad within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Bosilegrad within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°30′N 22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467Coordinates: 42°30′N 22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Pčinja
Settlements 37
Government
 • Mayor Vladimir Zaharijev (DSS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 571 km2 (220 sq mi)
Elevation 696 m (2,283 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 2,624
 • Municipality 8,129
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17540
Area code +381(0)17
Car plates VR
Website www.bosilegrad.org
Municipality of Bosilegrad in Pčinja District

Bosilegrad (Serbian Cyrillic: Босилеград) is a town and municipality located in the Pčinja District of the southern Serbia. The municipality comprises an area of 571 km². According to 2011 census, it has a total population of 8,129 inhabitants, while the town has 2,624.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 18,816 —    
1953 19,751 +5.0%
1961 18,368 −7.0%
1971 17,306 −5.8%
1981 14,196 −18.0%
1991 11,644 −18.0%
2002 9,931 −14.7%
2011 8,129 −18.1%
Source: [3]

The majority of municipality's population are Bulgarians, amounting to over 70% of total population. Other minor ethnic groups are Serbs and Roma people. Only 32.28% inhabitants live in urban areas. The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
1961[4]
Population
1971[5]
Population
1981[6]
Population
1991[7]
Population
2002[8]
Population
2011[9]
Bulgarians - - - - 7,037 5,839
Serbs 291 292 616 1,165 1,308 895
Macedonians 40 58 49 - 42 38
Montenegrins 10 13 6 6 3 2
Romani 1 13 10 3 - 162
Muslims - 1 1 10 - -
Yugoslavs 2 255 3,976 1,649 288 20
Others 18,024 16,675 9,538 8,811 1,253 1,173
Total 18,368 17,306 14,196 11,644 9,931 8,129

History[edit]

Historically a Bulgarian land, The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes gained some territory from Bulgaria as part of the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, following the invasion and occupation of part of the Kingdom of Serbia by Bulgaria and subsequent Allied defeat of the Central Powers in the First World War. The Bulgarian army occupied Bosilegrad again between 1941-1944.

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 11 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Knjiga III: Nacionalni sastav stanovništva FNR Jugoslavije (1961)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Knjiga III: Nacionalni sastav stanovništva FNR Jugoslavije (1971)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nacionalni sastav stanovništva SFR Jugoslavije (1981)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "STANOVNIŠTVO PREMA NACIONALNOJ PRIPADNOSTI (1991)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Popis stanovnistva, domacinstava i stanova u 2002" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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