Врањска Бања (Serbian)
Town and city municipality
|Region||Southern and Eastern Serbia|
|• Urban||7.83 km2 (3.02 sq mi)|
|• Municipality||258.37 km2 (99.76 sq mi)|
|• Urban density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|• Municipality density||37/km2 (96/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The City municipality of Vranjska Banja (Serbian Cyrillic : Градска општина Врањска Бања, romanized: Gradska opština Vranjska Banja) is a town and one of two city municipalities which constitute the City of Vranje. It is also one of the spa resorts in Serbia. Located 12 km (7 mi) northeast from the city of Vranje, it is surrounded by forests and rolling hills which offer nice scenery, and a good restaurant by the old clinic is situated at the end of the town.
The municipality has a population of 9,580 inhabitants, while the urban area has 5,347 inhabitants.
There are many excavations of early Byzantine fortresses in the region, all abandoned in the 6th and 7th century when the Slavs permanently settled in the area.
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