Boljevac

Boljevac
Бољевац
Town and municipality

Coat of arms

Location of the municipality of Boljevac within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°49′49.08″N 21°57′11.16″E / 43.8303000°N 21.9531000°E / 43.8303000; 21.9531000Coordinates: 43°49′49.08″N 21°57′11.16″E / 43.8303000°N 21.9531000°E / 43.8303000; 21.9531000
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Zaječar
Settlements 20
Government
  Mayor Nebojša Marjanović (DSS)
Area[1]
  Municipality 828 km2 (320 sq mi)
Elevation 263 m (863 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
  Town 3,332
  Municipality 12,865
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19370
Area code +381(0)30
Car plates ZA
Website www.boljevac.org.rs

Boljevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Бољевац, pronounced [bɔ̌ːʎɛʋat͡s]) is a town and municipality located in the Zaječar District of the eastern Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the town is 3,332, while population of the municipality is 12,865.

History

From 1929 to 1941, Boljevac was part of the Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

In 2010, the Commission on Concealed Mass Graves in Serbia discovered a mass grave of people killed by Yugoslav Partisans during World War II in the settlement of Zmijanac.[3] Partisan troops took over the municipality in October 1944. They subsequently executed over 40 locals, including a priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church.[4]

Settlements

Aside from the town of Boljevac, the municipality of is consisted of the following villages:

Demographics

The population of the municipality include 10,504 (66.28%) Serbs, 4,162 (26.26%) Vlachs, 229 (1.45%) Romani, etc.

Twin cities

References


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