Vlasotince

Vlasotince
Власотинце
Town and municipality
Vlasotince, town centre

Coat of arms

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]
  Town 15.91 km2 (6.14 sq mi)
  Municipality 308 km2 (119 sq mi)
Elevation 234 m (768 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
  Town 15,830
  Town density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
  Municipality 29,669
  Municipality density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16210
Area code +381(0)16
Car plates VL

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

History

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.

Settlements

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

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194833,845    
195335,224+0.80%
196135,625+0.14%
197136,022+0.11%
198135,863−0.04%
199134,302−0.44%
200233,312−0.27%
201129,893−1.20%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Vlasotince has a population of 29,893 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

Ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs28,613
Romani691
Romanians10
Bulgarians5
Gorani3
Russians2
Others12
Total29,893

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 fishing37
Mining19
Processing industry2,034
Distribution of power, gas and water30
Distribution of water and water waste management108
Construction670
Wholesale and retail, repair774
Traffic, storage and communication108
Hotels and restaurants159
Media and telecommunications35
Finance and insurance26
Property stock and charter1
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities134
Administrative and other services34
Administration and social assurance265
Education454
Healthcare and social work350
Art, leisure and recreation82
Other services77
Total5,400

Notable people

See also

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 12 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 2017.
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