|Town and municipality|
Town center square
Location of the municipality of Raška within Serbia
|Region||Šumadija and Western Serbia|
|• Mayor||Ignjat Rakitić (SNS)|
|• Municipality||670 km2 (260 sq mi)|
|Elevation||497 m (1,631 ft)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Raška (Serbian Cyrillic: Рашка, pronounced [râʃkaː]) is a town and municipality located in the Raška District of the western 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.
In December 2013 whilst excavating the village of Rudnica in Raška, EULEX found the remains of Kosovo-Albanians from the Kosovo War; there are believed to be up to 250 Kosovo Albanians buried in Rudnica.
According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Raška has 24,678 inhabitants.
Ethnic composition of the municipality:
- Miša Aleksić-Marinko, Chetnik voivode from 1905 to 1918
- Savatije Milošević, Serbian hajduk and Chetnik commander, born in Pavlica
- Serbian Patriarch German II
- Goran Bogdanović, Serbian politician
- Đorđe Jokić, Serbian footballer
- Zoran Pešić, Serbian footballer
- Lazar Popović, Serbian footballer
- Marko Sočanac, Serbian footballer
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- "EULEX: Human remains found in Rudnica". B92. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "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.
- "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
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