Raška, Serbia

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Raška

Рашка
Town center square
Town center square
Coat of arms of Raška
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Raška within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Raška within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°17′31″N 20°36′56″E / 43.29194°N 20.61556°E / 43.29194; 20.61556Coordinates: 43°17′31″N 20°36′56″E / 43.29194°N 20.61556°E / 43.29194; 20.61556
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
DistrictRaška
Settlements61
Government
 • MayorIgnjat Rakitić (SNS)
Area
 • Town3.90 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
 • Municipality670 km2 (260 sq mi)
Elevation
497 m (1,631 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
6,574
 • Town density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Municipality
24,680
 • Municipality density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
36350
Area code+381(0)36
Car platesRA
Websitewww.raska.org.rs

Raška (Serbian Cyrillic: Рашка, pronounced [râʃkaː]) is a town and municipality located in the Raška District of southwestern Serbia. The municipality has a population of 24,680 people, while the town has a population of 6,574 people (2011 census). It covers an area of 670 km². The town is situated on the rivers Raška and Ibar.

History[edit]

The town and municipality bears the name of the historical Raška region. From 1929 to 1941, Raška was part of the Zeta Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194825,837—    
195328,008+1.63%
196129,856+0.80%
197129,367−0.17%
198129,475+0.04%
199128,747−0.25%
200226,981−0.57%
201124,678−0.99%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Raška has 24,678 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[4]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 24,135
Romani 202
Montenegrins 45
Macedonians 21
Albanians 12
Gorani 12
Others 251
Total 24,678

Economy[edit]

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2016):[5]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 88
Mining 621
Processing industry 836
Distribution of power, gas and water 92
Distribution of water and water waste management 148
Construction 183
Wholesale and retail, repair 707
Traffic, storage and communication 363
Hotels and restaurants 704
Media and telecommunications 68
Finance and insurance 39
Property stock and charter 11
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 83
Administrative and other services 72
Administration and social assurance 472
Education 425
Healthcare and social work 210
Art, leisure and recreation 207
Other services 123
Total 5,451

Gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[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. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2017" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 20 February 2018.

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