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
 • MayorMilan Božić
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
Romani 226
Montenegrins 51
Croats 19
Yugoslavs 19
Macedonians 16
Others 124
Total 13,153

Economy[edit]

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2016):[4]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 60
Mining 9
Processing industry 2,743
Distribution of power, gas and water 66
Distribution of water and water waste management 188
Construction 401
Wholesale and retail, repair 1,107
Traffic, storage and communication 589
Hotels and restaurants 269
Media and telecommunications 62
Finance and insurance 77
Property stock and charter 5
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 177
Administrative and other services 22
Administration and social assurance 368
Education 467
Healthcare and social work 395
Art, leisure and recreation 65
Other services 120
Total 7,195

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 (1981–2010, 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. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2017" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  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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