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Vlasotince
Власотинце
—  Town  —

Coat of arms
Location of Vlasotince within Serbia
Coordinates: 42°58′N 22°08′E / 42.967°N 22.133°E / 42.967; 22.133
Country Serbia
District Jablanica
Settlements 48
Government
 - Mayor Boško Stančić
Area [1]
 - Municipality 308 km2 (118.9 sq mi)
Population (2002 census)[2]
 - Total 16,212
 - Municipality 33,312
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16210
Area code +381 16
Car plates LE
Website www.vlasotince.org.rs
Vlasotince, town centre

Vlasotince (Serbian: Власотинце) is town and municipality in south-east Serbia. The municipality has 33,312 inhabitants, while the town itself has a population of 16,212 (2002 census).

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History

According to Turkish records, the town existed in the 15th century as a Turkish administrative center. After the Turks left Serbia locals started growing winegrapes as a kind of complementary business to their building activities. They made Vlasotince number one wine region in former Yugoslavia and furthermore the biggest wine exporter in the Balkans. The craftmenship and building skills of workers and builders from this region were very much appreciated in former Yugoslavia and its surrounding neighbours until the recent Balkan Wars.

Demographics

Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

  • Serbs = 32,858
  • Roma = 277
  • others.

Municipal settlements

Vlasotince municipality consists of Vlasotince (town) and the following villages surrounding it:

  • Aleksine
  • Batulovce
  • Boljare
  • Borin Dol
  • Brezovica
  • Crna Bara (Vlasotince)
  • Crnatovo
  • Gložane
  • Gornja Lopušnja
  • Gornja Lomnica
  • Gornji Dejan
  • Gornji Orah
  • Gornji Prisjan
  • Gradište
  • Gunjetina
  • Donje Gare
  • Donji Dejan
  • Donja Lopušnja
  • Dobroviš
  • Donja Lomnica
  • Donji Prisjan
  • Jastrebac
  • Javorje
  • Jakovljevo
  • Komarica
  • Konopnica
  • Kozilo
  • Kruševica
  • Kukavica (Vlasotince)
  • Ladovica
  • Lipovica
  • Orašje
  • Prilepac
  • Pržojne
  • Ravna Gora (Vlasotince)
  • Ravni Del
  • Samarnica
  • Šišava
  • Skrapež
  • Sredor
  • Stajkovce
  • Svođe
  • Zlatićevo

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.  

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