Požega, Serbia

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Požega

Пожега
Požega town center
Požega town center
Coat of arms of Požega
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Požega within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Požega within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°50′46″N 20°02′08″E / 43.84611°N 20.03556°E / 43.84611; 20.03556Coordinates: 43°50′46″N 20°02′08″E / 43.84611°N 20.03556°E / 43.84611; 20.03556
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
DistrictZlatibor
Settlements42
Government
 • MayorĐorđe Nikitović
Area
 • Town11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi)
 • Municipality426 km2 (164 sq mi)
Elevation
315 m (1,033 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
13,153
 • Town density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Municipality
29,638
 • Municipality density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
31210
Area code+381(0)31
Car plates
Websitewww.pozega.org.rs

Požega (Serbian Cyrillic: Пожега, pronounced [pôʒeɡa]) is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of western Serbia. The population of the town is 13,153, while the municipality has 29,638 inhabitants.

During the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the town was named Užička Požega, to be distinguished from Slavonska Požega, now in Croatia.

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the town of Požega, the municipality includes the following settlements:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194831,014—    
195331,741+0.46%
196132,382+0.25%
197133,804+0.43%
198134,100+0.09%
199133,578−0.15%
200232,293−0.35%
201129,638−0.95%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Požega has a population of 29,638 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the town:

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 12,698 96.54%
Romani 226 1.72%
Montenegrins 51 0.39%
Croats 19 0.14%
Yugoslavs 19 0.14%
Macedonians 16 0.12%
Others 124 0.94%
Total 13,153

Economy[edit]

The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):[4]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 60
Mining and quarrying 15
Manufacturing 2,870
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 58
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 148
Construction 381
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,071
Transportation and storage 669
Accommodation and food services 287
Information and communication 80
Financial and insurance activities 90
Real estate activities 11
Professional, scientific and technical activities 203
Administrative and support service activities 30
Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 389
Education 448
Human health and social work activities 398
Arts, entertainment and recreation 80
Other service activities 171
Individual agricultural workers 359
Total 7,820

Transportation[edit]



Railways in Požega
to Kosjerić
Tubići
Bridges over Skrapež
Bridges over Skrapež
Kalenići
Otanj
Glumač
Bridge over Skrapež
NIS Facility
Požega
Bridge over Skrapež
Boračko
Rasna
Gugalj
Dragačevo
Uzići
to Čačak
Zlakusa
West Morava
Sevojno
to Užice
Đetinja

Požega is one of the main road and railway transportation centers in Western Serbia. It is located on the crossroads of the most important state roads in Western Serbia – State Road 21 and State Road 23. Also, a section of A2 motorway which is under construction passes through Požega. Also, it is a transportation hub between Kraljevo-Čačak-Užice railway and Belgrade–Bar railway.

Climate[edit]

Požega has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dfb) with warm summers, and cold, snowy winters. With 127 days of fog a year, and only 1503 hours of sunshine, it is amongst the foggiest and least sunny towns in Serbia.[5]

Climate data for Požega, elevation: 310 m or 1,020 ft, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1961–2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
24.4
(75.9)
28.8
(83.8)
30.4
(86.7)
35.6
(96.1)
37.0
(98.6)
41.0
(105.8)
38.8
(101.8)
36.3
(97.3)
32.5
(90.5)
27.6
(81.7)
23.0
(73.4)
41.0
(105.8)
Average high °C (°F) 2.8
(37.0)
6.6
(43.9)
12.1
(53.8)
17.4
(63.3)
22.5
(72.5)
25.3
(77.5)
27.5
(81.5)
27.6
(81.7)
22.9
(73.2)
17.4
(63.3)
9.7
(49.5)
3.7
(38.7)
16.3
(61.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
0.4
(32.7)
5.3
(41.5)
10.2
(50.4)
15.2
(59.4)
18.3
(64.9)
20.0
(68.0)
19.5
(67.1)
15.1
(59.2)
10.2
(50.4)
4.1
(39.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
9.7
(49.5)
Average low °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
−0.3
(31.5)
3.9
(39.0)
8.8
(47.8)
12.4
(54.3)
13.5
(56.3)
13.3
(55.9)
9.9
(49.8)
5.6
(42.1)
0.3
(32.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
4.6
(40.3)
Record low °C (°F) −30.7
(−23.3)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−9.4
(15.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.8
(37.0)
4.1
(39.4)
3.8
(38.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
−7.5
(18.5)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−27.2
(−17.0)
−30.7
(−23.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42.7
(1.68)
41.9
(1.65)
45.8
(1.80)
58.0
(2.28)
74.8
(2.94)
88.4
(3.48)
76.3
(3.00)
59.6
(2.35)
65.8
(2.59)
57.1
(2.25)
63.5
(2.50)
52.3
(2.06)
726.4
(28.60)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13 13 13 13 14 14 11 10 10 11 12 14 148
Average snowy days 8 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 32
Average relative humidity (%) 86 80 74 71 73 75 74 75 79 82 85 87 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 43.5 72.0 114.8 136.7 174.4 188.1 228.9 215.9 144.5 92.5 57.6 34.4 1,503.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 1.4 2.6 3.7 4.6 5.6 6.3 7.4 7.0 4.8 3.0 1.9 1.1 4.1
Source: Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia[6]

Media[edit]

Požega has several media with a local coverage:

  • TV Stations: TV Požega
  • Radio Stations: Radio Požega

Gallery[edit]

Notable people[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.
  4. ^ "MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, 2019" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 25 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  5. ^ Vračević, Ivona (13 November 2015). "Požega, grad sa jednim od najneobičnijih trgova u Evropi". serbia.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Monthly and annual means, maximum and minimum values of meteorological elements for the period 1981 - 2010" (in Serbian). Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia. Retrieved March 19, 2018.

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