Nikšić Municipality

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Nikšić Municipality
Opština Nikšić
Општина Никшић
Municipality
Coat of arms of Nikšić Municipality
Coat of arms
Nikšić Municipality in Montenegro
Nikšić Municipality in Montenegro
Coordinates: 43°18′00″N 19°34′00″E / 43.3000°N 19.5667°E / 43.3000; 19.5667Coordinates: 43°18′00″N 19°34′00″E / 43.3000°N 19.5667°E / 43.3000; 19.5667
Country Montenegro
Seat Nikšić
Area
 • Total 2,065 km2 (797 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 72,443
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Area code(s) +382 40
Website www.niksic.me

Nikšić Municipality (Montenegrin: Opština Nikšić/Општина Никшић) is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The centre is Nikšić. This municipality has the largest landmass of any municipality in Montenegro (covering 15% of Montenegro), and includes 129 settlements. It was also largest landmass municipality in socialist Yugoslavia.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 38,359 —    
1953 46,589 +21.5%
1961 57,399 +23.2%
1971 66,815 +16.4%
1981 72,299 +8.2%
1991 73,983 +2.3%
2003 75,282 +1.8%
2011 72,443 −3.8%

2011 census[edit]

The 2011 census recorded a total population of 72,443. The inhabitants were largely divided between Montenegrins, numbering 46,149 (63.70%), and Serbs, numbering 18,334 (25.31%), the rest belonging to other ethnic groups (3,114, 4.30%) or opting undeclared (4,846, 6.67%). By language, 43,75% spoke Montenegrin, while 42,44% spoke Serbian. By religious affiliation, Eastern Orthodoxy was predominant (91,38%).