Pirot District (Serbian: Пиротски Oкруг / Pirotski
Okrug, pronounced [pǐroːtskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine
administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It expands to
the south-eastern parts of Serbia. According to the 2011 census
results, it has a population of 92,277 inhabitants. The administrative
center is the city of Pirot.
2.1 Ethnic groups
3 History and culture
6 See also
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It encompasses the city of
Pirot and the following municipalities:
According to the 2011 census results,
Pirot District has a population
of 92,479 inhabitants.
Serbs = 77,379 (83,67%)
Bulgarians = 6,602 (7,14%)
Roma = 4,306 (4,66%)
History and culture
The first mention of
Pirot are found already in the second century
A.D. In its vicinity is the church from the thirteenth century: the
Church of St. Petka, and the monastery of St. John the Theologist from
the late fourteenth century displays a fine example of the Serb
Medicinal water from the Zvonci Spa (Zvonačka Banja), a health
resort, was used already in the ancient times, and natural beauties of
this region are renounced throughout Serbia. The oldest craft, today
an industry, is Rug-making: the weaving trade, by which this region
has gained its world-wide fame.
The most of the facilities of the
Pirot economic organizations are
located in the industrial zone: the "Tigar" rubber industry, the "Prvi
maj" textile industry, and the "Suko" paints and varnishes industry.
Administrative divisions of Serbia
Districts of Serbia
^ "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.
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Kosovo and Metohija1
Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the
Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo
unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia
continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two
governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the
Kosovo has received formal recognition as an
independent state from 113 out of 193
United Nations member states.
Coordinates: 43°10′N 22°36′E / 43.167°N 22.600°E /