Bosilegrad

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Bosilegrad

Босилеград (Serbian)
Босилеград (Bulgarian)
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Flag
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Coat of arms
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Location of the municipality of Bosilegrad within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°30′N22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467 Coordinates: 42°30′N22°28′E / 42.500°N 22.467°E / 42.500; 22.467
Country Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Pčinja
Settlements37
Government
  MayorVladimir Zaharijev (DSS)
Area
[1]
  Town18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
  Municipality571 km2 (220 sq mi)
Elevation
696 m (2,283 ft)
Population
 (2011 census) [2]
  Town
2,624
  Town density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
  Municipality
8,129
  Municipality density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
17540
Area code +381(0)17
Car plates VR
Website www.bosilegrad.org

Bosilegrad (Serbian Cyrillic : Босилеград; Bulgarian : Босилеград) is a town and municipality located in the Pčinja District of southern Serbia. The municipality comprises an area of 571 km2 (220 sq mi). According to 2011 census, town has a population of 2,624 inhabitants, while the municipality has 8,129 inhabitants.

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Along with Dimitrovgrad (Caribrod), Bosilegrad is an economic and cultural centre of Serbia's ethnic Bulgarian community.

History

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Administrative division of Bosilegrad

Historically a Bulgarian land, The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes gained some territory from Bulgaria as part of the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, following the invasion and occupation of part of the Kingdom of Serbia by Bulgaria and subsequent Allied defeat of the Central Powers in the First World War. From 1929 to 1941, it was part of Vardar Banovina. The Bulgarian army occupied Bosilegrad during the Second World War from 1941 to 1944. At the end of the Second World War, Bulgaria switched the sides in the war and in October 1944 gave the occupied Western outlands back to Yugoslavia. [3]

Settlements

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Municipality of Bosilegrad in Pčinja District

Aside from the town of Bosilegrad, the municipality consists of the following villages:

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194818,816    
195319,751+0.97%
196118,368−0.90%
197117,306−0.59%
198114,196−1.96%
199111,644−1.96%
20029,931−1.44%
20118,129−2.20%
Source: [4]

According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Bosilegrad has a population of 8,129 inhabitants. Only 32.28% of inhabitants live in urban areas.

Ethnic groups

The majority of municipality's population are Bulgarians, amounting to over 70% of total population. Other minor ethnic groups are Serbs and Roma people. The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic groupPopulation
1961 [5]
Population
1971 [6]
Population
1981 [7]
Population
1991 [8]
Population
2002 [9]
Population
2011 [10]
Bulgarians ----7,0375,839
Serbs 2912926161,1651,308895
Macedonians 405849-4238
Montenegrins 10136632
Romani 113103-162
Muslims -1110--
Yugoslavs 22553,9761,64928820
Others18,02416,6759,5388,8111,2531,173
Total18,36817,30614,19611,6449,9318,129

See also

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