Moravica District

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Moravica District
Моравички округ
Moravički okrug
District of Serbia
Location of the Moravica District within Serbia
Location of the Moravica District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative center Čačak
 • Commissioner Slobodan Jolović (SNS)
 • Total 3,016 km2 (1,164 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[1]
 • Total 212,603
 • Density 70.5/km2 (183/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-17
Municipalities 3 and 1 city
Settlements 206
- Cities and towns 5
- Villages 201

The Moravica District (Serbian: Моравички округ / Moravički okrug, pronounced [mǒraʋitʃkiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of eight administrative districts of Šumadija and Western Serbia. It is located in the central and south-western parts of Serbia. The name Moravica, derivatives from the river of Moravica, which forms the West Morava, both passing through the district. According to the 2011 census results, it had a population of 212,603. The administrative center of the Moravica district is the city of Čačak.


The district encompasses of the 3 municipalities and the city of Čačak:


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 189,860 —    
1953 200,014 +5.3%
1961 207,195 +3.6%
1971 217,223 +4.8%
1981 229,047 +5.4%
1991 230,748 +0.7%
2002 224,772 −2.6%
2011 212,603 −5.4%
Source: [2]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Moravica District had 212,603 inhabitants. 53.8% of the population lived in the urban areas.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the Moravica district:[3]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 206,303
Romani 849
Montenegrins 460
Macedonians 183
Yugoslavs 169
Croats 158
Muslims 52
Others 4,429
Total 212,603


In the monuments heritage of Čačak a special place is taken by the religious building: monasteries and churches. The ten monasteries of the Ovčarsko-Kablarska Gorge are referred to as the Serbian Athos. Certain of them were built in the time of the Serb gentry of the Nemanjić, Lazarević and Branković dynasties. Over centuries these ten monasteries safeguarded the ancient manuscripts, some of which were also written there.


There are two faculties of the University of Kragujevac located in the Moravica District:


Čačak, the largest city in the District, is one of the major economic centers of Serbia. Its economy is dominated by industrial production, above all, by metal-processing (the "Sloboda" and "Cer" factories), paper production (Paper Factory), chemical industry (the "1 May"). It has also well-developed agriculture ("Stocar").

The employment rate in the Moravica District is among highest in the country, with 48.1% in 2014. The unemployment rate of 13.9% is among lowest in the country.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National structure and population of Serbia, census 2011
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Statistical Office of Serbia" (PDF). (in Serbian). p. 23. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°53′N 20°21′E / 43.883°N 20.350°E / 43.883; 20.350