Nikšić Municipality in Montenegro
|• Total||2,065 km2 (797 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+382 40|
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.
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%).
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