Raška, Serbia

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Raška
Рашка
Town and municipality
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
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Raška
Settlements 61
Government
 • Mayor Ignjat Rakitić (SNS)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 670 km2 (260 sq mi)
Elevation 497 m (1,631 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 6,574
 • Municipality 24,680
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36350
Area code +381(0)36
Car plates RA
Website www.raska.org.rs

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.

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.

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.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 25,837 —    
1953 28,008 +8.4%
1961 29,856 +6.6%
1971 29,367 −1.6%
1981 29,475 +0.4%
1991 28,747 −2.5%
2002 26,981 −6.1%
2011 24,678 −8.5%
Source: [4]

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

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the municipality:[5]

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

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[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. ^ "EULEX: Human remains found in Rudnica". B92. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "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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Coordinates: 43°17′31″N 20°36′56″E / 43.29194°N 20.61556°E / 43.29194; 20.61556