|Town and municipality|
Orthodox church in Despotovac
Location of the municipality of Despotovac within Serbia
|Region||Šumadija and Western Serbia|
|• Mayor||Nikola Nikolić (SNS)|
|• Municipality||623 km2 (241 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+381 35|
|Car plates||JA (old) DE (new)|
Despotovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Деспотовац) is a town and municipality located in the Pomoravlje District of the central Serbia. It is 130 kilometers southeast of Belgrade. Its name stems from Despot, a title of Serbian medieval prince Stefan Lazarević. In 2011 the town has a total population of 4,212, while the municipality has a population of 22,995.
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Ethnic groups in the Despotovac municipality (2002 census):
- Serbs = 24,529
- Vlachs = 427
Aside from the town of Despotovac, the municipality includes the following settlements:
- Despotovac (town)
- Grčko Polje
- Ravna Reka (mining town)
- Resavica (town)
- Resavica (village, also known as Dutovo)
- Senjski Rudnik (mining town)
- Veliki Popović
- Vodna (mining settlement)
- Manasija monastery
- Resava Cave (Serbian: Resavska Pećina)
- Veliki buk waterfall in Lisine, in upper Resava valley.
- "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "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.
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