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Orthodox church in Despotovac
Orthodox church in Despotovac
Flag of Despotovac
Coat of arms of Despotovac
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Despotovac within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Despotovac within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°05?N 21°26?E / 44.083°N 21.433°E / 44.083; 21.433Coordinates: 44°05?N 21°26?E / 44.083°N 21.433°E / 44.083; 21.433
Country Serbia
Region?umadija and Western Serbia
 o MayorNikola Nikoli? (SNS)
 o Municipality623 km2 (241 sq mi)
189 m (620 ft)
(2011 census)[2]
 o Town
 o Municipality
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+381(0)35
Car platesDE

Despotovac (Serbian Cyrillic: ?) is a town and municipality located in the Pomoravlje District of central Serbia. It is 130 kilometers southeast of Belgrade. Its name stems from Despot, a title of Serbian medieval prince Stefan Lazarevi?. As of 2011 census, the town has a total population of 4,212, while the municipality has a population of 22,995.


The Serb Orthodox monastery of Manasija was built between 1406[3]-1418 and is one of the most significant monuments of Serbian culture, belonging to the "Resava school" (Serbian architecture)

In 1406 at the Battle of Despotovac Serbians led by Stefan Lazarevi? defeated the Ottomans led by Musa Çelebi.

From 1929 to 1941, Despotovac was part of the Morava Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


As of 2011 census results, the municipality has 22,995 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[4]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 21,602
Vlachs 687
Romani 244
Romanians 38
Montenegrins 21
Macedonians 21
Muslims 21
Croats 20
Albanians 18
Yugoslavs 16
Bulgarians 14
Others 489
Total 23,191


Aside from the town of Despotovac, the municipality includes the following settlements:


The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[5]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 105
Mining 1,299
Processing industry 391
Distribution of power, gas and water 35
Distribution of water and water waste management 71
Construction 120
Wholesale and retail, repair 518
Traffic, storage and communication 260
Hotels and restaurants 285
Media and telecommunications 26
Finance and insurance 33
Property stock and charter 5
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 104
Administrative and other services 31
Administration and social assurance 261
Education 293
Healthcare and social work 338
Art, leisure and recreation 76
Other services 60
Total 4,311

Notable sites


See also


  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved .
  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 .
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  4. ^ "ETHNICITY Data by municipalities and cities" (PDF). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "? ? ? ? , 2018" (PDF). (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 2019.

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