Rasina District

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Rasina District
Расински округ
Rasinski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of the Rasina District within Serbia
Location of the Rasina District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative center Kruševac
Government
 • Commissioner Branislav Vesić
Area
 • Total 2,667 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 241,999
 • Density 90.7/km2 (235/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-19
Municipalities 5 and 1 city
Settlements 296
- Cities and towns 5
- Villages 291
Website rasinskiokrug.org.rs

The Rasina District (Serbian: Расински округ / Rasinski okrug, pronounced [rǎsiːnskiː ôkruːɡ]) 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 241,999 inhabitants. The administrative center of the Rasina district is Kruševac.

Municipalities[edit]

The district encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 225,212 —    
1953 240,876 +7.0%
1961 251,575 +4.4%
1971 265,521 +5.5%
1981 281,455 +6.0%
1991 283,108 +0.6%
2002 259,441 −8.4%
2011 241,999 −6.7%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Rasina District has 241,999 inhabitants. 53.8% of the population lives in the urban areas. Ethnic composition of the district:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 232,552
Roma 3,265
Montenegrins 444
Macedonians 301
Croats 175
Yugoslavs 128
Vlachs 122
Others 5,012
Total 241,999

Culture and history[edit]

Kruševac and its vicinity are distinguished by numerous historic monuments: The Lazar's Town, with the remnants of the medieval fortification and the Lazarica Church has an epic quality in the Serbian tradition. The Lazarica Church, built in 1376 on the occasion of Stephan's son birth, and dedicated to St. Stephen, is the model of the Moravska School.

A Donjon Tower, the military fortification of the medieval castle, bears witness of the great cultural and historic heritage of the Serb people. The Monastery of Ljubostinja was founded by Princess Milica, Lazar's wife, in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century, after the Battle of Kosovo, when she made a decision on her withdrawal as a ruler, and on assemblying the widows of the Serbian gentry killed at the Kosovo. From its first days the Ljubostinja played an important part in culture. Distinguished chroniclers, engrossers, book design masters, and painters were asked to come here.

Economy[edit]

In the economy of this region prevails chemical industry: "Merima, "Miloje Zakić", and "Župa". Also prominent are the "14 oktobar" a giant company from Kruševac in the sector of metal industry, and the "Crvena zastava" in the sector of timber and wood industry.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 43°35′N 21°19′E / 43.583°N 21.317°E / 43.583; 21.317

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  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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