Mionica

Mionica
Мионица
Town and municipality
Serbian Orthodox church

Coat of arms

Location of the municipality of Mionica within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°15′N 20°05′E / 44.250°N 20.083°E / 44.250; 20.083Coordinates: 44°15′N 20°05′E / 44.250°N 20.083°E / 44.250; 20.083
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Kolubara
Settlements 36
Government
  Mayor Boban Janković (SNS)[1]
Area[2]
  Town 1.38 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
  Municipality 329 km2 (127 sq mi)
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Population (2011 census)[3]
  Town 1,571
  Town density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
  Municipality 14,263
  Municipality density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14242
Area code +381(0)14
Car plates VA
Website www.mionica.rs

Mionica (Serbian Cyrillic: Мионица, [miɔ̌nit͡sa]) is a town and municipality located in the Kolubara District of western Serbia. As of 2011, the population of the town is 1,571, while population of the municipality is 14,263 inhabitants.

Geography

The township of Mionica is located 92 km (57 mi) from Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. With an area of 329 km2 (127 sq mi), it is bordering the Maljen and Suvobor mountains to the South and has access to the Kolubara river, Sava region and the Panonian plain to the North. While the Serbs make up for a large majority of the population, the Roma make up a significant minority, while there are smaller populations of ethnic Montenegrins, Croats, Hungarians, Macedonians, Slovenians, Germans and Albanians.[4]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194823,366    
195323,905+0.46%
196122,359−0.83%
197120,560−0.84%
198119,297−0.63%
199117,368−1.05%
200216,513−0.46%
201114,335−1.56%
Source: [5]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Mionica has 14,335 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[6]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs13,758
Roma351
Montenegrins14
Muslims11
Macedonians7
Yugoslavs6
Croats6
Others182
Total14,335

Economy

Mionica's economy is predominantly agricultural. Its primary activities are the fruit orchards and raising cattle. The municipality is also a tourist destination, especially the Ribnica river, well known for sight-seeing and outdoor sports, such as fishing and hunting. The Vrujci spa also attracts tourists and is known for its bottled water.[7]

Education

In Mionica there is one primary school, a community health clinic[8] and a culture center with a movie theater attached to it.

Twin cities

Country City Region Date
 Poland Tomaszów Mazowiecki Łódź Voivodeship
 Slovenia Laško Lower Styria
 Israel Katzrin Golan Heights

Notable people

See also

References

  1. "Blic Online - Boban Janković (SNS) na čelu opštine Mionica". Blic Online.
  2. "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  3. "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.
  4. "Opština Mionica". arroko.rs/. arroko.rs. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. "Population by ethnicity and sex, by municipalities and cities" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. "Valjevo, Divčibare, Mionica, Lajkovac, Ub". serbia.travel. National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  8. "DOM ZDRAVLJA MIONICA". zdravstvo.rs/. Ministry of Health - Serbia. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
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