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The PIROT DISTRICT (Serbian : Пиротски Oкруг, Pirotski Okrug, pronounced ) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia
Serbia
. It expands to the south-eastern parts of Serbia
Serbia
. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 92,277 inhabitants. The administrative center is the city of Pirot
Pirot
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Municipalities

* 2 Demographics

* 2.1 Ethnic groups

* 3 History and culture * 4 Features * 5 Economy * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

MUNICIPALITIES

It encompasses the municipalities of:

* Bela Palanka * Pirot
Pirot
* Babušnica
Babušnica
* Dimitrovgrad

DEMOGRAPHICS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

YEAR POP. ±%

1948 160,285 —

1953 157,360 −1.8%

1961 145,785 −7.4%

1971 136,008 −6.7%

1981 127,427 −6.3%

1991 116,926 −8.2%

2002 105,564 −9.7%

2011 92,479 −12.4%

Source:

According to the 2011 census results, Pirot
Pirot
District has a population of 92,479 inhabitants.

ETHNIC GROUPS

2011

* Serbs = 77,379 (83,67%) * Bulgarians = 6,602 (7,14%) * Roma = 4,306 (4,66%) * others

HISTORY AND CULTURE

The first mention of Pirot
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 medieval architecture.

FEATURES

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
Serbia
. The oldest craft, today an industry, is Rug-making : the weaving trade, by which this region has gained its world-wide fame.

ECONOMY

The most of the facilities of the Pirot
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.

SEE ALSO

* Administrative divisions of Serbia
Serbia
* Districts of Serbia
Serbia

PLACES ADJACENT TO PIROT DISTRICT

Zaječar District
Zaječar District

Nišava District
Nišava District

Bulgaria
Bulgaria

PIROT DISTRICT

Jablanica District

REFERENCES

* ^ "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.

* Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia
Serbia
is public by law. Information was taken from official website.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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