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Svrljig
Сврљиг
—  Town  —

Coat of arms
Location of Svrljig within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°25′N 22°07′E / 43.417°N 22.117°E / 43.417; 22.117
Country Serbia
District Nišava
Settlements 39
Government
 - Mayor Saša Golubović (G17+)
Area [1]
 - Municipality 497 km2 (191.9 sq mi)
Population (2002 census)[2]
 - Total 7,705
 - Municipality 17,284
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18360
Area code +381 18
Car plates NI
Website www.svrljig.rs

Svrljig (Serbian: Сврљиг) is a town and municipality located in the Nišava District of Serbia. In 2002, the population of the town was 7,705, while population of the municipality was 17,284.

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Geography

Svrljig is situated on the river Svrljiški Timok, 30 km east from Niš, the biggest city in south Serbia. Nearby villages include Crnoljevica, ...

History

In the Middle Ages Svrljig (Bulgarian: Свърлиг) and the surrounding region was part of the Bulgarian Empire.[3] In 10-11th century it grew into a center of the southern Timok area. In 1279 the Svarlig Gospel was written there, it is the only source showing the real name of Emperor Ivailo. After the fall of Branicevo under the Hungarian vassal Stefan Milutin in 1290s Svrljig became a border region. With the process of feudal disintegration of Bulgaria in the mid 14th century it was part of the Vidin Tsardom and was later conquered by the Ottoman Turks.

Demographics

Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

  • Serbs = 16,846
  • Roms = 105
  • others.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/Zip/OG2006webE.zip.  
  2. ^ (in Serbian) Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i Stanova 2002. Knjiga 1: Nacionalna ili etnička pripadnost po naseljima. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 2003. ISBN 86-84443-00-09.  
  3. ^ Златарски, Васил. История на българската държава през средните векове. Том I., История на Първото българско царство. Част I. Епоха на хуно-българското надмощие (679—852), С. 1918, с. 253

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