Pirot District

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Pirotski Okrug
Пиротски Oкруг
District of Serbia
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative center Pirot
Government
 • Commissioner Dragana Tončić
Area
 • Total 2,761 km2 (1,066 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 92,479
 • Density 33.4/km2 (87/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-22
Municipalities 4
Settlements 214
- Cities and towns 4
- Villages 210

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.

Municipalities[edit]

It encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 160,285 —    
1953 157,360 −1.8%
1961 145,785 −7.4%
1971 136,008 −6.7%
1981 127,427 −6.3%
1991 116,926 −8.2%
2002 105,564 −9.7%
2011 92,479 −12.4%
Source: [1]

According to the 2011 census results, Pirot District has a population of 92,479 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

2011
  • Serbs = 77,379 (83,67%)
  • Bulgarians = 6,602 (7,14%)
  • Roma = 4,306 (4,66%)
  • others

History and culture[edit]

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.

Features[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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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Coordinates: 43°10′N 22°36′E / 43.167°N 22.600°E / 43.167; 22.600