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Municipality and Town
Coat of arms of Paraćin
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Paraćin within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Paraćin within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°52′N 21°25′E / 43.867°N 21.417°E / 43.867; 21.417Coordinates: 43°52′N 21°25′E / 43.867°N 21.417°E / 43.867; 21.417
Country  Serbia
District Pomoravlje
Settlements 35
 • Mayor Saša Paunović (DS)
 • Municipality 542 km2 (209 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 24,573
 • Municipality 54,267
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 35250
Area code +381 35
Car plates PN

Paraćin (Serbian Cyrillic: Параћин, pronounced [pâratɕin]) is a town and municipality in Serbia, located in the valley of the Velika Morava river, north of Kruševac and southeast of Kragujevac. In 2011 the town has total population of 24,573 and has a civil airport.


8th century BC Basarabi pottery was found with the depiction of domestic cock.[3] The Roman fort at Momčilov Grad produced a great number of coins of Byzantine Emperor Justinian (525–565).[4]

From 1929 to 1941, Paraćin was part of the Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


Apart from the town of Paraćin, the municipality includes the following settlements, along with number of residents (2002 census):

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Paraćin is twinned with:


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