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Suburban neighborhood and municipality
Lazarevac Goran Necin July 7, 2012.jpg
Lazarevac 11.jpg Opština Lazarevac 01.jpg
Clockwise, from top: Town center promenade, Municipal Building, Orthodox Church
Coat of arms of Lazarevac
Coat of arms
Location of Lazarevac within the city of Belgrade
Location of Lazarevac within the city of Belgrade
Location of the city of Belgrade within Serbia
Location of the city of Belgrade within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°22′N 20°15′E / 44.367°N 20.250°E / 44.367; 20.250Coordinates: 44°22′N 20°15′E / 44.367°N 20.250°E / 44.367; 20.250
Country  Serbia
City Belgrade
Settlements 1
 • Mayor Dragan Alimpijević (SPS)
 • Municipality 384 km2 (148 sq mi)
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Urban 25,526
 • Municipality 58,224
 • Municipality density 151.6/km2 (393/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11550
Area code +381(0)11
ISO 3166 code SRB
Car plates BG

Lazarevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Лазаревац, pronounced [lazareʋat͡s]) is a suburban neighborhood and one of 17 city municipalities which constitute the city of Belgrade. Its name stems from the name of medieval Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic. As of 2011, the town has a total population of 25,526 inhabitants, while the municipal area has a total of 58,622 inhabitants.


In 1971, the municipality of Lazarevac, along with Mladenovac, was annexed to the city of Belgrade.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 36,377 —    
1953 38,794 +6.6%
1961 43,906 +13.2%
1971 45,675 +4.0%
1981 51,068 +11.8%
1991 58,882 +15.3%
2002 58,511 −0.6%
2011 58,622 +0.2%
Source: [3]

The municipality of Lazarevac has a total population of 58,622 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census results.


Lazarevac is the home to the Serbian largest coal mining and smelting complex RB Kolubara.


One of the main attaractions in Lazarevac is the Church of St.Demetrius. It is basically a mausoleum, built in the memory of Serbian and Austro-Hungarian army soldiers that were killed at the Battle of Kolubara and tens of thousands of killed soldiers, both Serbian and Austro-Hungarian, were buried in the memorial ossuary of the church's crypt.[4] "The Committee to raise a memorial church and crypt in Lazarevac" was established in order the build the church. In the 1937 Committee was disbanded and "The Society for raising a memorial church with crypt in Lazarevac" was formed instead, led by a priest Borivoje Đorđević. Finally, the temple was built by the Russian émigré architect Ivan Afanasjevič Rik between 1938 and 1941.[5] In the architectural and urban environment of Lazarevac, the temple stands as a significant achievement of interwar Serbian church architecture.[6]

There is also a Modern gallery in the town, with the rich collection of paintings, graphics and sculptures, the "Kamengrad" ("Stoneville"), a park enriched with the stone sculptures chiseled by Bogosav Živković, and a Cultural Center. Outside of the town there are three wooden churches from the 18th century, a spring of natural mineral water and several archaeological finds. Other touristic features in the vicinity of Lazarevac include the Ćelije monastery and the Vrače hill, where Dimitrije Tucović, Serbian socialist theorist, was killed in November 1914 during the Battle of Kolubara.[4][7]

In Baroševac on the bank of the Kolubara grow a grove of giant sequoia trees which were brought from California to be studied and planted in Europe. The trees had only reached a height of 30m as of 2011, and are continuing to be studied as they develop in this manufactured habitat. [8]

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  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). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Dimitrije Bukvić (12 December 2008), "Kopovi "Kolubare" - biser industrijskog turizma", Politika (in Serbian) 
  5. ^ Spomenici kulture
  6. ^ Cultural monument of outstanding value, Memorial Church in Lazarevac
  7. ^ Dimitrije Bukvić (26 March 2011). "Turistički prsten na sat od kruga "dvojke"" (in Serbian). Politika. 
  8. ^ Novosti - Lazarevac: High redwood sprouting from coal (Serbian)

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