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The 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.

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[edit] It encompasses the city of Pirot and the following municipalities:

Bela Palanka Babušnica Dimitrovgrad

Demographics[edit]

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: [1]

According to the 2011 census results, Pirot District has a population of 92,479 inhabitants. Ethnic groups[edit]

2011

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

History and culture[edit] 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 medieval architecture. Features[edit] 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. Economy[edit] 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. See also[edit]

Administrative divisions of Serbia Districts of Serbia

References[edit]

^ "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 is public by law. Information was taken from official website.

External links[edit]

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Places adjacent to Pirot District

Zaječar District

Nišava District

Pirot District

 Bulgaria

Jablanica District

v t e

Districts of Serbia

Vojvodina

Central Banat North Bačka North Banat South Bačka South Banat Srem West Bačka

Belgrade

City of Belgrade

Šumadija and Western Serbia

Kolubara Mačva Moravica Pomoravlje Rasina Raška Šumadija Zlatibor

Southern and Eastern Serbia

Bor Braničevo Jablanica Nišava Pčinja Pirot Podunavlje Toplica Zaječar

Kosovo and Metohija1

Kosovo Kosovo-Pomoravlje Kosovska Mitrovica Peć Prizren

1 Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of 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 Brussels Agreement. 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

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