Nišava District

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Nišava District
Нишавски округ
Nišavski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of the Nišava District within Serbia
Location of the Nišava District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative center Niš
Government
 • Commissioner Aleksandar Cvetković
Area
 • Total 2,729 km2 (1,054 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 372,404 (est. 524.500)
 • Density 136.8/km2 (354/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-20
Municipalities 6 and 1 city
Settlements 285
- Cities and towns 8
- Villages 277
Website www.nis.okrug.gov.rs

The Nišava District (Serbian: Нишавски округ / Nišavski okrug, pronounced [nîʃaʋskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It expands to the south-eastern parts of Serbia. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 372,404 inhabitants. The administrative center of the district is the city of Niš.

Municipalities[edit]

The district is divided into 6 municipalities and the city of Niš, which is divided into 5 municipalities.

The municipalities of the district are:

City of Niš is divided into municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 283,842 —    
1953 303,482 +6.9%
1961 327,367 +7.9%
1971 363,292 +11.0%
1981 394,110 +8.5%
1991 396,043 +0.5%
2002 381,757 −3.6%
2011 376,319 −1.4%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Nišava District has 376,319 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Tourism[edit]

Within the city boundaries itself stands the Niš Fortress, which ranks among the most beautiful and best preserved fortresses in the Balkans, built in the late seventeenth century. On the outskirts of Niš is a unique monument - the Skull Tower (Ćele kula) built by the Turks from the skulls and heads of the Serbian warriors who died in the Battle of Čegar in 1809, led by Stevan Sinđelić, against the Turks. After the Turkish victory, this battle was decisive for the failure of the First Serb Uprising.

The Nišava District also features Niška Banja, it is one of the best known spa tourism centers in Serbia. It is located on the bottom of Suva Planina and a few kilometers away from Niš.

Economy[edit]

The economy of this region is dominated by: the Elektronska Industrija Niš, tobacco industry, Mašinska Industrija Niš and the Niteks textile industry.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 

Note: All official material made by the Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from web.archive.org/web/20090221052324/http://www.srbija.gov.rs:80/.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°18′N 21°54′E / 43.300°N 21.900°E / 43.300; 21.900