Vlasotince

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Vlasotince
Власотинце
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
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Jablanica
Settlements 48
Area[1]
 • Municipality 308 km2 (119 sq mi)
Elevation 234 m (768 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 15,830
 • Municipality 29,669
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16210
Area code +381 16
Car plates VL
Panoramic view on Vlasotince

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

History[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 33,845 —    
1953 35,224 +4.1%
1961 35,625 +1.1%
1971 36,022 +1.1%
1981 35,863 −0.4%
1991 34,302 −4.4%
2002 33,312 −2.9%
2011 29,893 −10.3%
Source: [3]

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

Settlements[edit]

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

  • Aleksine
  • Batulovce
  • Boljare
  • Borin Dol
  • Brezovica
  • Crna Bara (Vlasotince)
  • Crnatovo
  • Gložane
  • Gornja Lopušnja
  • Gornja Lomnica
  • Gornji Dejan
  • Gornji Orah
  • Gornji Prisjan
  • Gradište
  • Gunjetina
  • Donje Gare
  • Donji Dejan
  • Donja Lopušnja
  • Dobroviš
  • Donja Lomnica
  • Donji Prisjan
  • Jastrebac
  • Javorje
  • Jakovljevo
  • Komarica
  • Konopnica
  • Kozilo
  • Kruševica
  • Kukavica (Vlasotince)
  • Ladovica
  • Lipovica
  • Orašje
  • Prilepac
  • Pržojne
  • Ravna Gora (Vlasotince)
  • Ravni Del
  • Samarnica
  • Šišava
  • Skrapež
  • Sredor
  • Stajkovce
  • Svođe
  • Vlasotince
  • Zlatićevo

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 12 January 2017. 

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