Šumadija District

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Šumadija District

Шумадијски округ
Šumadijski okrug
Sumadija in Serbia.svg
Location of the Šumadija District within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°59′N20°53′E / 43.983°N 20.883°E / 43.983; 20.883 Coordinates: 43°59′N20°53′E / 43.983°N 20.883°E / 43.983; 20.883
Country Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative center Kragujevac
Government
  Commissioner Biljana Ilić Stošić (SNS)
Area
  Total2,387 km2 (922 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
  Total293,308
  Density122.9/km2 (318/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-12
Municipalities 6 and 1 city
Settlements174
- Cities and towns 5
- Villages169
Website www.sumadijski.okrug.gov.rs

The Šumadija District (Serbian : Шумадијски округ, romanized: Šumadijski okrug, pronounced  [ʃumǎdijskiː ôkruːɡ] ) is one of eight administrative districts of Šumadija and Western Serbia. It is located in the central parts of the country. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 293,308 inhabitants, and the administrative center is the city of Kragujevac. The district is named after the geographical region of Šumadija.

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Municipalities

Map of the Sumadija District Sumadija District.svg
Map of the Šumadija District

The Šumadija District is divided into 6 municipalities and the city of Kragujevac. The municipalities of the district are:

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948216,533    
1953227,929+1.03%
1961241,047+0.70%
1971264,344+0.93%
1981301,354+1.32%
1991312,160+0.35%
2002298,778−0.40%
2011293,308−0.21%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Šumadija District had 293,308 inhabitants. 64.9% of the population lived in urban areas. The ethnic composition of the district: [2]

Ethnic groupPopulation%
Serbs 282,77296.41%
Romani 2,0950.71%
Montenegrins 9270.32%
Macedonians 4210.14%
Croats 2810.10%
Yugoslavs 2660.09%
Muslims 1260.04%
Gorani 1030.04%
Others6,3072.15%
Total293,308

Culture and history

In the vicinity of Kragujevac stand several medieval monasteries, including the Annunciation monastery Divostin from the thirteenth century; the St. Nicholas monastery, believed to have existed at the time of the Battle of Kosovo in 1389; and the Drača monastery from unknown times.

In 1833 the Kragujevac Grammar School, the first Serb-language grammar school south of the Sava and Danube rivers, was founded in Kragujevac. Over the last fifty years this city of Serbian schooling has borne a symbol of grief: in the Memorial Park in Šumarice stands a monument to the pupils and teachers of this grammar school who were executed in World War II. Seeking to set a frightening example for all Serbia, German fascists executed 7,000 citizens in Kragujevac over the course of a single day, October 21, 1941. Among them were about 300 pupils and 18 teachers, including 15 boys from the ages of 8 to 15.

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References

  1. "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.
  2. "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 15 December 2016.

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