Bojnik

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Bojnik

Бојник
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Bojnik
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Coat of arms
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Location of the municipality of Bojnik within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°01′N21°44′E / 43.017°N 21.733°E / 43.017; 21.733 Coordinates: 43°01′N21°44′E / 43.017°N 21.733°E / 43.017; 21.733
Country Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Jablanica
Settlements36
Government
  MayorNebojša Nenadović (independent)
Area
[1]
  Town9.87 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
  Municipality264 km2 (102 sq mi)
Elevation
242 m (794 ft)
Population
 (2011 census) [2]
  Town
6,688
  Town density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
  Municipality
11,073
  Municipality density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16205
Area code +381(0)16
Car plates LE
Website bojnik.rs

Bojnik (Serbian Cyrillic : Бојник) is a village and municipality located in the Jablanica District of southern Serbia. According to 2011 census, the population of the village is 6,688 and population of the municipality was 11,073.

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History

Much of the population settled in after World War II because on 17 February 1942, Bulgarian occupation forces in one day killed all 476 inhabitants of Bojnik, including women, children and the elderly. The massacre was in response to the alleged sheltering of Partisans. [3]

Geography

Bojnik municipality is located in southern Serbia and it is surrounded by municipality of Medveđa in the south-west, municipality of Lebane in the south, municipality of Leskovac in the east, and municipalities of Žitorađa and Prokuplje in the north.

Settlements

Aside from the village of Bojnik, the following villages consist the municipality of Bojnik:

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194821,895    
195322,329+0.39%
196120,838−0.86%
197118,801−1.02%
198116,246−1.45%
199114,498−1.13%
200213,118−0.91%
201111,104−1.83%
Source: [4]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality has 11,104 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic groupPopulation%
Serbs 9,19782.83%
Romani 1,64914.85%
Montenegrins 170.15%
Macedonians 100.09%
Others2312.08%
Total11,104

Economy

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017): [5]

ActivityTotal
Agriculture, forestry and fishing42
Mining3
Processing industry187
Distribution of power, gas and water12
Distribution of water and water waste management56
Construction131
Wholesale and retail, repair170
Traffic, storage and communication17
Hotels and restaurants11
Media and telecommunications5
Finance and insurance1
Property stock and charter-
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities21
Administrative and other services3
Administration and social assurance154
Education225
Healthcare and social work126
Art, leisure and recreation26
Other services20
Total1,207

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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.
  3. Edward Palmer Thompson, Beyond the Frontier: The Politics of a Failed Mission, Bulgaria 1944 (Stanford University Press, 1997), pg 23.
  4. "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  5. "Општине и региони у Републици Србији, 2018" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia . Retrieved 17 March 2019.