Nova Varoš

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Nova Varoš
Нова Варош
Town and municipality
Nova Varoš
Nova Varoš
Coat of arms of Nova Varoš
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Nova Varoš within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Nova Varoš within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°27.625′N 19°48.923′E / 43.460417°N 19.815383°E / 43.460417; 19.815383Coordinates: 43°27.625′N 19°48.923′E / 43.460417°N 19.815383°E / 43.460417; 19.815383
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Zlatibor
Settlements 32
Government
 • Mayor Dimitrije Paunović (SNS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 581 km2 (224 sq mi)
Elevation 1,111 m (3,645 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 8,795
 • Municipality 16,638
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31320
Area code +381(0)33
Car plates NV
Website www.novavaros.rs
Nova Varoš in 1930s

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.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 20,170 —    
1953 21,848 +8.3%
1961 24,770 +13.4%
1971 22,740 −8.2%
1981 22,523 −1.0%
1991 21,812 −3.2%
2002 19,982 −8.4%
2011 16,638 −16.7%
Source: [3]

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.

Ethnic groups[edit]

In 1991, the population of the municipality was composed of: Serbs and Montenegrins (89.20%), Muslims by nationality (8.51%) and others.

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:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 14,899
Bosniaks 788
Muslims 526
Yugoslavs 37
Montenegrins 31
Others 357
Total 16,638

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the town of Nova Varoš, the municipality includes the following settlements:

Culture[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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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