Pomoravlje District

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Pomoravlje District
Поморавски округ
Pomoravski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of the Pomoravlje District within Serbia
Location of the Pomoravlje District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative center Jagodina
Government
 • Commissioner Goran Milosavljević
Area
 • Total 2,614 km2 (1,009 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 214,536
 • Density 82.1/km2 (213/sq mi)
Municipalities 5 and 1 city
Settlements 191
- Cities and towns 6
- Villages 185
Website www.pomoravski.okrug.gov.rs

The Pomoravlje District (Serbian: Поморавски округ/Pomoravski okrug) is one of eight administrative districts of Šumadija and Western Serbia. It expands to the central parts of Serbia. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 214,536 inhabitants. The administrative center is the city of Jagodina.

Municipalities[edit]

Map of the Pomoravlje District

The Pomoravlje District contains 6 municipalities (singular: општина, opština - plural: oпштине, opštine). The following table shows the names of each municipality in the Latin and Cyrillic, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population of each as of 2011:

Municipality Cyrillic Pop. Town/Village Pop.
Jagodina Јагодина 71,852 Jagodina 37,282
Ćuprija Ћуприја 33,356 Ćuprija 22,302
Paraćin Параћин 54,267 Paraćin 24,573
Svilajnac Свилајнац 23,391 Svilajnac 9,131
Despotovac Деспотовац 22,995 Despotovac 4,212
Rekovac Рековац 10,971 Rekovac 1,930

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 225,392 —    
1953 240,512 +6.7%
1961 254,521 +5.8%
1971 262,055 +3.0%
1981 270,474 +3.2%
1991 264,108 −2.4%
2002 227,435 −13.9%
2011 214,536 −5.7%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Pomoravlje District has 214,536 inhabitants. 45.35% of the population lives in the urban areas.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic groups in the Pomoravlje District
Ethnic group Percentage
Serbs
  
94.8%
Roma
  
1.22%
Vlachs
  
0.90%
Montenegrins
  
0.12%
Macedonians
  
0.12%
Romanians
  
0.11%
Croats
  
0.09%
Yugoslavs
  
0.08%
Others
  
2.51%
Ethnic group Population
Serbs 203,419
Romani 2,638
Vlachs 1,938
Montenegrins 273
Macedonians 259
Romanians 250
Croats 194
Yugoslavs 178
Others 5,387
Total 214,536

Society and culture[edit]

Culture[edit]

The nineteenth century architecture has been partly preserved in the town. Earlier times are witnessed by the remnants of the edifices such as The House of Hajduk Veljko from the seventeenth century. Particularly interesting is the Old Church of Archangel Michael, the endowment of Miloš Obrenović, built in 1818.

The Jošanica Monastery was built in the late seventeenth century at the time of Despot Đurađ Branković's reign, and is regarded the finest medieval building of this region. In the vicinity of Ćuprija stands the Ravanica Monastery with the Church of Assumption, the endowment of Prince Lazar, built between 1375 and 1377. After the death of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović in the Battle of Kosovo, his holy relics were safeguarded there all until 1690, when their three-century-long moving together with the Serb people started, as to be finally returned to his endowment today.

The Resava-Manasija monastery is located in the immediate vicinity of Despotovac. The Resava endowment of Despot Stefan Lazarević was built between 1407 and 1418. Over the fifteenth century the famous Resava School carried out its work there, in the framework of several workshops in which major texts of the world heritage were copied and the new ones written. Konstantin the Philosopher, the author of the "Hagiography of Despot Stefan" and the "Book on Letters" which regulated the then current Orthography of Serbian language, carried out his creative work in the Resava Monastery.

Education[edit]

There is one faculty located in the Pomoravlje District that is within the University of Kragujevac:

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 43°58′N 21°15′E / 43.967°N 21.250°E / 43.967; 21.250

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 11 January 2017. 

Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from www.srbija.gov.rs.

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