|Town and municipality|
Location of the municipality of Nova Varoš within Serbia
|Region||Šumadija and Western Serbia|
|• Mayor||Dimitrije Paunović (SNS)|
|• Municipality||581 km2 (224 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,111 m (3,645 ft)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Nova Varoš (Serbian Cyrillic: Нова Варош, pronounced [nɔ̂v̞aː v̞ǎːrɔʃ]) is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of the western Serbia. The municipality of Nova Varoš has a population of 16,638, while the town of Nova Varoš itself has a population of 8,795 inhabitants.
Mounds and archaeological remains of the Celts, Illyrians and Romans from the early Stone Age are evidence of prehistoric life on the territory of Nova Varoš. In the 12th and 13th centuries, Nova Varoš was experiencing rapid growth. Nova Varoš was first mentioned at the end of the 16th century as Skender Pasha's Palanka, named after its founder, Skender Pasha Đenovljanin, who was from Bosnia.
Nova Varoš is located in southwest Serbia, the main road that connects the north of the country the Montenegrin coast. It is situated at 1000 meters above sea level, and below the northern slopes of mountain Zlatar. Nova Varoš is located in the Dinaric mountain range. North of town is mountain Murtenica, while the south mountain Zlatar.
According to the last official census done in 2011, the Municipality of Nova Varoš has 16,638 inhabitants. Population density on the territory of the municipality is 28.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.
In 2002, the population of the municipality was composed of: Serbs (18,001) (90.09%), Bosniaks (1,028) (5.15%), Muslims by nationality (502) (2.51%) and others. Most of those who in 1991 census declared themselves as Muslims by nationality, in the next census in 2002 declared themselves as Bosniaks, while the smaller number of them still declare themselves as Muslims by nationality.
Ethnic composition of the municipality:
Aside from the town of Nova Varoš, the municipality includes the following settlements:
- Gavrilo I, Serbian Patriarch
- Petar Bojović, military commander and field marshal
- Ljubinko Drulović, former footballer, 2013 European U19 Championship winnig manager
- Nemanja Nedović, basketball player, silver medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Vladimir Otašević, footballer
- Bojana Lečić, 2011 Miss Serbia
- Ivan Šaponjić, footballer, 2015 U-20 World Cup champion
- "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "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.
- "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.
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