Raška, Serbia

Raška
Рашка (Serbian)
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Raška
Coat of arms of Raška
Location of the municipality of Raška within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Raška within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°17′31″N 20°36′56″E / 43.29194°N 20.61556°E / 43.29194; 20.61556Coordinates: 43°17′31″N 20°36′56″E / 43.29194°N 20.61556°E / 43.29194; 20.61556
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Raška
Settlements 61
Government
 • Mayor Ignjat Rakitić (SNS)
Area
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 • Town 3.90 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
 • Municipality 670 km2 (260 sq mi)
Elevation
497 m (1,631 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
6,574
 • Town density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Municipality
24,680
 • Municipality density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
36350
Area code +381(0)36
Car plates RA
Website www.raska.org.rs

Raška (Serbian Cyrillic: Рашка, pronounced [râʃkaː]) is a town and municipality located in the Raška District of southwestern Serbia. The municipality has a population of 24,680 people, while the town has a population of 6,574 people (2011 census). It covers an area of 670 km2 (259 sq. mi.). The town is situated on the rivers Raška and Ibar.

History

The town and municipality bears the name of the historical Raška region. From 1929 to 1941, Raška was part of the Zeta Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1948 25,837 —    
1953 28,008 +1.63%
1961 29,856 +0.80%
1971 29,367 −0.17%
1981 29,475 +0.04%
1991 28,747 −0.25%
2002 26,981 −0.57%
2011 24,678 −0.99%
Source: [3]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Raška has 24,678 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[4]

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 24,135 97.80%
Romani 202 0.82%
Montenegrins 45 0.18%
Macedonians 21 0.09%
Albanians 12 0.05%
Gorani 12 0.05%
Others 251 1.02%
Total 24,678

Economy

The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):[5]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 97
Mining and quarrying 460
Manufacturing 826
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 110
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 141
Construction 197
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 776
Transportation and storage 358
Accommodation and food services 816
Information and communication 77
Financial and insurance activities 38
Real estate activities 15
Professional, scientific and technical activities 93
Administrative and support service activities 149
Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 455
Education 459
Human health and social work activities 205
Arts, entertainment and recreation 219
Other service activities 114
Individual agricultural workers 112
Total 5,745

Gallery

Notable people

See also

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. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. ^ "MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, 2019" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 25 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.

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