Požega, Serbia

Požega
Пожега
Town and municipality
Požega town center

Coat of arms

Location of the municipality of Požega within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°51′N 20°03′E / 43.850°N 20.050°E / 43.850; 20.050Coordinates: 43°51′N 20°03′E / 43.850°N 20.050°E / 43.850; 20.050
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Zlatibor
Settlements 42
Government
  Mayor Milan Božić
Area[1]
  Town 11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi)
  Municipality 426 km2 (164 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
  Town 13,153
  Town density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
  Municipality 29,638
  Municipality density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31210
Area code +381(0)31
Car plates
Website www.pozega.org.rs

Požega (Serbian Cyrillic: Пожега, pronounced [pôʒeɡa]) is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of western Serbia. The population of the town is 13,153, while the municipality has 29,638 inhabitants.

During the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the town was named Užička Požega, to be distinguished from Slavonska Požega, now in Croatia.

Settlements

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

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194831,014    
195331,741+0.46%
196132,382+0.25%
197133,804+0.43%
198134,100+0.09%
199133,578−0.15%
200232,293−0.35%
201129,638−0.95%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Požega has a population of 29,638 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

Ethnic composition of the town:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs12,698
Romani226
Montenegrins51
Croats19
Yugoslavs19
Macedonians16
Others124
Total13,153

Economy

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 fishing60
Mining9
Processing industry2,743
Distribution of power, gas and water66
Distribution of water and water waste management188
Construction401
Wholesale and retail, repair1,107
Traffic, storage and communication589
Hotels and restaurants269
Media and telecommunications62
Finance and insurance77
Property stock and charter5
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities177
Administrative and other services22
Administration and social assurance368
Education467
Healthcare and social work395
Art, leisure and recreation65
Other services120
Total7,195

Climate

Požega has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dfb) with warm summers, and cold, snowy winters. With 127 days of fog a year, and only 1503 hours of sunshine, it is amongst the foggiest and least sunny towns in Serbia.[5]

Climate data for Požega (1981–2010, extremes 1961–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
24.4
(75.9)
28.8
(83.8)
30.4
(86.7)
35.6
(96.1)
37.0
(98.6)
41.0
(105.8)
38.8
(101.8)
36.3
(97.3)
32.5
(90.5)
27.6
(81.7)
23.0
(73.4)
41.0
(105.8)
Average high °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
6.6
(43.9)
12.1
(53.8)
17.4
(63.3)
22.5
(72.5)
25.3
(77.5)
27.5
(81.5)
27.6
(81.7)
22.9
(73.2)
17.4
(63.3)
9.7
(49.5)
3.7
(38.7)
16.3
(61.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
0.4
(32.7)
5.3
(41.5)
10.2
(50.4)
15.2
(59.4)
18.3
(64.9)
20.0
(68)
19.5
(67.1)
15.1
(59.2)
10.2
(50.4)
4.1
(39.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
9.7
(49.5)
Average low °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
−0.3
(31.5)
3.9
(39)
8.8
(47.8)
12.4
(54.3)
13.5
(56.3)
13.3
(55.9)
9.9
(49.8)
5.6
(42.1)
0.3
(32.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
4.6
(40.3)
Record low °C (°F) −30.7
(−23.3)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−9.4
(15.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.8
(37)
4.1
(39.4)
3.8
(38.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
−7.5
(18.5)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−27.2
(−17)
−30.7
(−23.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42.7
(1.681)
41.9
(1.65)
45.8
(1.803)
58.0
(2.283)
74.8
(2.945)
88.4
(3.48)
76.3
(3.004)
59.6
(2.346)
65.8
(2.591)
57.1
(2.248)
63.5
(2.5)
52.3
(2.059)
726.4
(28.598)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13 13 13 13 14 14 11 10 10 11 12 14 148
Average snowy days 8 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 32
Average relative humidity (%) 86 80 74 71 73 75 74 75 79 82 85 87 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 43.5 72.0 114.8 136.7 174.4 188.1 228.9 215.9 144.5 92.5 57.6 34.4 1,503.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 1.4 2.6 3.7 4.6 5.6 6.3 7.4 7.0 4.8 3.0 1.9 1.1 4.1
Source: Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia[6]

Media

Požega has several media with a local coverage:

  • TV Stations: TV Požega
  • Radio Stations: Radio Požega

Notable people

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. Retrieved 11 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 2018.
  5. {{cite web url=http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/eng/meteorologija/stanica_sr.php?moss_id=13370}}
  6. "Monthly and annual means, maximum and minimum values of meteorological elements for the period 1981 - 2010" (in Serbian). Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
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