Blace

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Blace

Блаце (Serbian)
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Location of the municipality of Blace within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°17.747′N21°17.157′E / 43.295783°N 21.285950°E / 43.295783; 21.285950 Coordinates: 43°17.747′N21°17.157′E / 43.295783°N 21.285950°E / 43.295783; 21.285950
Country Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Toplica
Settlements40
Government
  MayorMilan Ćurčić (SNS)
Area
[1]
  Town11.10 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
  Municipality306 km2 (118 sq mi)
Elevation
389 m (1,276 ft)
Population
 (2011 census) [2]
  Town
5,253
  Town density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
  Municipality
11,754
  Municipality density38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
18420
Area code +381(0)27
Car plates PK
Website www.blace.org.rs

Blace (Serbian Cyrillic : Блаце, pronounced  [blâtsɛ] ) is a town and municipality located in the Toplica District of the southern Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the town is 5,253, while population of the municipality is 11,754.

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Settlements

Aside from the town of Blace, the following villages consist the municipality of Blace:

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194823,676    
195324,608+0.78%
196122,099−1.34%
197119,331−1.33%
198117,338−1.08%
199115,709−0.98%
200213,759−1.20%
201111,754−1.73%
Source: [3]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the municipality of Blace has 11,754 inhabitants. The urban population comprises 44.7% of the municipality's population.

Ethnic groups

Most of Blace's population is of Serbian nationality (98.27%). The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic groupPopulation%
Serbs 11,55198.27%
Roma 860.73%
Montenegrins 110.09%
Others1060.90%
Total11,754

Features

Location within Toplica District Toplicki district.gif
Location within Toplica District

Every year in August, there is a 3-day festival named "Šljivijada" ("Plumday" in English); citizens of Blace consider the plum to be a very important fruit. On that day, there are many plum cultivators who show off their fruit. Many festival attendees listen to folk and other Serbian music.

See also

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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.
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