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Vrnja?ka Banja

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Vrnja?ka Banja
The Bridge of Love (Most ljubavi)
The Bridge of Love (Most ljubavi)
Flag of Vrnja?ka Banja
Flag
Coat of arms of Vrnja?ka Banja
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Vrnja?ka Banja within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Vrnja?ka Banja within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°37?25?N 20°53?37?E / 43.62361°N 20.89361°E / 43.62361; 20.89361Coordinates: 43°37?25?N 20°53?37?E / 43.62361°N 20.89361°E / 43.62361; 20.89361
Country Serbia
Region?umadija and Western Serbia
DistrictRa?ka
Settlements14
Government
 o MayorBoban ?urovi? (SNS)
Area
 o Town19.06 km2 (7.36 sq mi)
 o Municipality239 km2 (92 sq mi)
Elevation
217 m (712 ft)
Population
(2011 census)[2]
 o Town
10,065
 o Town density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 o Municipality
27,527
 o Municipality density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
36210
Area code+381(0)36
Car plates
Websitewww.vrnjackabanja.gov.rs

Vrnja?ka Banja (Serbian Cyrillic: ? ?) is a town and municipality located in the Ra?ka District of central Serbia. The population of the town is 10,065 inhabitants, while the population of the municipality is 27,527 inhabitants.

Vrnja?ka Banja has many hot springs with temperatures measuring exactly that of the human body (37.5 degrees Celsius). It is home to a summer music festival Lovefest.

Settlements

Aside from the town of Vrnja?ka Banja, the municipality includes the following settlements:

Demographics

Vrnja?ka Banja within Ra?ka District

According to the last official census done in 2011, the municipality of Vrnja?ka Banja has 27,527 inhabitants. Population density on the territory of the municipality is 115.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Ethnic groups

Most of its population is of Serbian ethnicity (96.2%) and 36.6% of the municipality's population is urban. The ethnic composition of the municipality:[4]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 26,482
Roma 334
Montenegrins 107
Macedonians 33
Yugoslavs 30
Others 541
Total 27,527

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 157
Mining and quarrying -
Manufacturing 1,508
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 59
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 231
Construction 408
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,061
Transportation and storage 269
Accommodation and food services 1,019
Information and communication 53
Financial and insurance activities 60
Real estate activities 43
Professional, scientific and technical activities 200
Administrative and support service activities 110
Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 418
Education 465
Human health and social work activities 800
Arts, entertainment and recreation 106
Other service activities 204
Individual agricultural workers 74
Total 7,247

Tourism

Situated in a great park full of trees with particularly charming houses, Vrnja?ka Banja is the most celebrated and most popular spa town of Serbia and at same time, a very attractive recreation center. Surrounding Vrnja?ka Banja are UNESCO protected medieval buildings, which serve as a reminder to early European civilization. Other nearby landmarks include the first court of the Serbian Archbishop, the ?i?a Monastery and Sopo?ani Monastery which both date back to the thirteenth century and the twelfth century Studenica Monastery all of which are nestled in the colorful Ibar River Valley.

It owes its reputation to its therapeutic effects known already to the Roman troops in the second century AD. It was upgraded by the Czech Baron Herder in 1835 after Prince Milo? Obrenovi? wanted it to be like Karlovy Vary, it has since received people from all of southern Europe, who came to rest or for treatment. Summers are pleasant, and the winter is mild. With organized walks along the tree bordered paths, Vrnja?ka Banja is an ideal place to come to for one's own salvation. Natural springs can be found on five mineral water sources well positioned in the park. The warm water (36 degrees Celsius) is ideal for massage and cool (17 degrees Celsius) sufficiently reviving.

There are seven mineral springs +1 Legend in Vrnja?ka Banja, from which first four are used for medical treatment:

  • Topla voda (36.5°C)
  • Sne?nik (17°C)
  • Slatina (24°C)
  • Jezero (27°C)
  • Beli izvor
  • Borjak
  • Vrnja?ko vrelo

The hotels are numerous and have swimming pools and halls for games. In winter, it is convenient for skiing on the Go?, just a few kilometres away. In the summer, Vrnja?ka Banja is transformed into one of greatest cultural centres in Serbia: literary soirées in a very nice library of the modern style, classical concerts under the column capitals and the festival of the cinema scenario. The restaurants are often on the border of a water current and offer terraces under the trees of the park.

The largest Opanak in the world, in the Guinness World Records since 2006, is the 3.2m shoe, size 450, weighing 222 kg (489 lb), made by opan?ar Slavko Strugarevi?, from Vrnja?ka Banja, Serbia.

Bridge of Love

One of the famous landmarks of Vrnja?ka Banja is the Bridge of Love.

Gallery

See also

References

  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 .
  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 2017.
  4. ^ " , ? ? 2011. ? " (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republi?ki zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 2016.
  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 2019.

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