|District of Serbia|
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
|Region||Southern and Eastern Serbia|
|• Commissioner||Dragana Tončić|
|• Total||2,761 km2 (1,066 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||33.4/km2 (87/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||RS-22|
|- Cities and towns||4|
The Pirot District (Serbian: Пиротски Oкруг, Pirotski Okrug, pronounced [pǐroːtskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It expands to the south-eastern parts of Serbia. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 92,277 inhabitants. The administrative center is the city of Pirot.
It encompasses the municipalities of:
According to the 2011 census results, Pirot District has a population of 92,479 inhabitants.
- Serbs = 77,379 (83,67%)
- Bulgarians = 6,602 (7,14%)
- Roma = 4,306 (4,66%)
History and culture
The first mention of Pirot are found already in the second century A.D. In its vicinity is the church from the thirteenth century: the Church of St. Petka, and the monastery of St. John the Theologist from the late fourteenth century displays a fine example of the Serb medieval architecture.
Medicinal water from the Zvonci Spa (Zvonačka Banja), a health resort, was used already in the ancient times, and natural beauties of this region are renounced throughout Serbia. The oldest craft, today an industry, is Rug-making: the weaving trade, by which this region has gained its world-wide fame.
The most of the facilities of the Pirot economic organizations are located in the industrial zone: the "Tigar" rubber industry, the "Prvi maj" textile industry, and the "Suko" paints and varnishes industry.
- "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from official website.
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