Despotovac

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Despotovac

Деспотовац
Orthodox church in Despotovac
Orthodox church in Despotovac
Flag of Despotovac
Flag
Coat of arms of Despotovac
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Despotovac within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Despotovac within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°05′N 21°26′E / 44.083°N 21.433°E / 44.083; 21.433Coordinates: 44°05′N 21°26′E / 44.083°N 21.433°E / 44.083; 21.433
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
DistrictPomoravlje
Settlements33
Government
 • MayorNikola Nikolić (SNS)
Area
 • Municipality623 km2 (241 sq mi)
Elevation
189 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
4,212
 • Municipality
22,995
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
35213
Area code+381(0)35
Car platesDE
Websitewww.despotovac.rs

Despotovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Деспотовац) is a town and municipality located in the Pomoravlje District of central Serbia. It is 130 kilometers southeast of Belgrade. Its name stems from Despot, a title of Serbian medieval prince Stefan Lazarević. As of 2011 census, the town has a total population of 4,212, while the municipality has a population of 22,995.

History[edit]

The Serb Orthodox monastery of Manasija was built between 1406[3]-1418 and is one of the most significant monuments of Serbian culture, belonging to the "Resava school" (Serbian architecture)

In 1406 at the Battle of Despotovac Serbians led by Stefan Lazarević defeated the Ottomans led by Musa Çelebi.

From 1929 to 1941, Despotovac was part of the Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census results, the municipality has 22,995 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[4]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 21,602
Vlachs 687
Romani 244
Romanians 38
Montenegrins 21
Macedonians 21
Muslims 21
Croats 20
Albanians 18
Yugoslavs 16
Bulgarians 14
Others 489
Total 23,191

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the town of Despotovac, the municipality includes the following settlements:

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 105
Mining 1,299
Processing industry 391
Distribution of power, gas and water 35
Distribution of water and water waste management 71
Construction 120
Wholesale and retail, repair 518
Traffic, storage and communication 260
Hotels and restaurants 285
Media and telecommunications 26
Finance and insurance 33
Property stock and charter 5
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 104
Administrative and other services 31
Administration and social assurance 261
Education 293
Healthcare and social work 338
Art, leisure and recreation 76
Other services 60
Total 4,311

Notable sites[edit]

Manasija

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. ^ https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/41013
  4. ^ "ETHNICITY Data by municipalities and cities" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2018" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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