Bosilegrad

Босилеград
Bosilegrad
Town and municipality

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Location of the municipality of Bosilegrad within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°30′N 22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467Coordinates: 42°30′N 22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Pčinja
Settlements 37
Government
  Mayor Vladimir Zaharijev (DSS)
Area[1]
  Town 18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
  Municipality 571 km2 (220 sq mi)
Elevation 696 m (2,283 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
  Town 2,624
  Town density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
  Municipality 8,129
  Municipality density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17540
Area code +381(0)17
Car plates VR
Website www.bosilegrad.org

Bosilegrad (Serbian Cyrillic: Босилеград) is a town and municipality located in the Pčinja District of southern Serbia. The municipality comprises an area of 571 km2 (220 sq mi). According to 2011 census, town has a population of 2,624 inhabitants, while the municipality has 8,129 inhabitants.

History

Historically a Bulgarian land, The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes gained some territory from Bulgaria as part of the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, following the invasion and occupation of part of the Kingdom of Serbia by Bulgaria and subsequent Allied defeat of the Central Powers in the First World War. From 1929 to 1941, it was part of Vardar Banovina. The Bulgarian army occupied Bosilegrad during the Second World War from 1941 to 1944. At the end of the Second World War, Yugoslavia liberated the area from the Bulgarians.

Settlements

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

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194818,816    
195319,751+0.97%
196118,368−0.90%
197117,306−0.59%
198114,196−1.96%
199111,644−1.96%
20029,931−1.44%
20118,129−2.20%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Bosilegrad has a population of 8,129 inhabitants. Only 32.28% of inhabitants live in urban areas.

Ethnic groups

The majority of municipality's population are Bulgarians, amounting to over 70% of total population. Other minor ethnic groups are Serbs and Roma people. The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
1961[4]
Population
1971[5]
Population
1981[6]
Population
1991[7]
Population
2002[8]
Population
2011[9]
Bulgarians - - - - 7,037 5,839
Serbs 291 292 616 1,165 1,308 895
Macedonians 40 58 49 - 42 38
Montenegrins 10 13 6 6 3 2
Romani 1 13 10 3 - 162
Muslims - 1 1 10 - -
Yugoslavs 2 255 3,976 1,649 288 20
Others 18,024 16,675 9,538 8,811 1,253 1,173
Total 18,368 17,306 14,196 11,644 9,931 8,129

References

  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. "Knjiga III: Nacionalni sastav stanovništva FNR Jugoslavije (1961)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  5. "Knjiga III: Nacionalni sastav stanovništva FNR Jugoslavije (1971)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  6. "Nacionalni sastav stanovništva SFR Jugoslavije (1981)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  7. "STANOVNIŠTVO PREMA NACIONALNOJ PRIPADNOSTI (1991)" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  8. "Popis stanovnistva, domacinstava i stanova u 2002" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  9. "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
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