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Town and municipality
Vlasotince, town centre
Vlasotince, town centre
Coat of arms of Vlasotince
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Vlasotince within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Vlasotince within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°58′N 22°08′E / 42.967°N 22.133°E / 42.967; 22.133Coordinates: 42°58′N 22°08′E / 42.967°N 22.133°E / 42.967; 22.133
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
 • Town15.91 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
 • Municipality308 km2 (119 sq mi)
Elevation234 m (768 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town15,830
 • Town density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Municipality29,669
 • Municipality density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code16210
Area code+381(0)16
Car platesVL
Panoramic view on Vlasotince

Vlasotince (Serbian Cyrillic: Власотинце) is a town and municipality located in Jablanica District of southern Serbia. As of 2011, the municipality has 29,669 inhabitants, while the town itself has a population of 15,830 inhabitants.


According to Turkish records, the town existed in the 15th century as a Turkish administrative center. After the Turks were forced out of Serbia, locals started growing wine grapes as a kind of complementary business to their building activities. They made Vlasotince the number one wine region in the former Yugoslavia and furthermore the biggest wine exporter in the Balkans. The craftsmanship and building skills of workers and builders from this region were appreciated in the former Yugoslavia and its surrounding neighbours until the Yugoslav Wars.


Aside from the town of Vlasotince, the municipality includes the following settlements:


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Vlasotince has a population of 29,893 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 28,613
Romani 691
Romanians 10
Bulgarians 5
Gorani 3
Russians 2
Others 12
Total 29,893


The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2016):[4]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 37
Mining 19
Processing industry 2,034
Distribution of power, gas and water 30
Distribution of water and water waste management 108
Construction 670
Wholesale and retail, repair 774
Traffic, storage and communication 108
Hotels and restaurants 159
Media and telecommunications 35
Finance and insurance 26
Property stock and charter 1
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 134
Administrative and other services 34
Administration and social assurance 265
Education 454
Healthcare and social work 350
Art, leisure and recreation 82
Other services 77
Total 5,400

Notable people[edit]

See also[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 12 January 2017.
  4. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2017" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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