Pirotski Okrug
Пиротски Округ
Images from the Pirot District
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
Location of the Pirot District within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°10′N 22°36′E / 43.167°N 22.600°E / 43.167; 22.600
Country Serbia
RegionSouthern and Eastern Serbia
Administrative centerPirot
Government
 • CommissionerDragana Tončić
Area
 • Total2,761 km2 (1,066 sq mi)
Population
 (2022 census)
 • Total76,700
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeRS-22
Municipalities4
Settlements214
- Cities and towns4
- Villages210

The Pirot District (Serbian: Пиротски Округ, romanizedPirotski Okrug, pronounced [pǐroːtskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of nine administrative districts of Southern and Eastern Serbia. It expands to the southeastern part of Serbia. According to the 2022 census results, it has a population of 76,700 inhabitants. The administrative center is the city of Pirot.

Municipalities

It encompasses the city of Pirot and the following municipalities:

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1948160,285—    
1953157,360−1.8%
1961145,785−7.4%
1971136,008−6.7%
1981127,427−6.3%
1991116,926−8.2%
2002105,564−9.7%
201192,479−12.4%
202176,700−17.1%
Source: [1]

According to the 2011 census results, the Pirot District has a population of 92,479 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

Ethnic group Population (2011) %
Serbs 77,379 83.67%
Bulgarians 6,602 7.14%
Romani 4,306 4.66%
Others 4,192 4.53%
Total 92,479

History and culture

The first mention of Pirot was from the second century A.D.[citation needed] In its vicinity is a church from the thirteenth century, the Church of St. Petka, and the monastery of St. John the Theologist from the late fourteenth century. They are fine examples of medieval architecture.

Features

Medicinal water from the Zvonce Spa (Zvonačka Banja), a health resort, was used in ancient times, and natural beauties of this region are renowned throughout Serbia. The oldest craft, today an industry, is Rug making: the weaving trade, by which this region has gained its worldwide fame.

See also

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 12 January 2017.