Municipalities and cities of Serbia

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Districts and municipalities of Serbia

Municipalities and cities of Serbia form the basic level of local government. Serbia is divided into 150 municipalities (opštine) and 24 cities (gradovi).1

Of the 150 municipalities, 41 are located in Southern and Eastern Serbia, 42 in Šumadija and Western Serbia, 39 in Vojvodina and 28 (de facto 37) in Kosovo. Of the 24 cities, 6 are in Southern and Eastern Serbia, 10 in Šumadija and Western Serbia, 6 in Vojvodina, 1 in Kosovo, and 1 (Belgrade) has a status of separate statistical region.1

A city may and may not be divided into city municipalities (gradske opštine) depending on their size. Currently, there are six cities in Serbia with city municipalities: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Požarevac and Vranje comprise several city municipalities, divided into "urban" (in the city proper) and "other" (suburban). There are 33 city municipalities (17 in Belgrade, 5 in Niš, 5 in Kragujevac, 2 in Novi Sad, 2 in Požarevac and 2 in Vranje).2

Municipalities

Like in many other countries, municipalities are the basic entities of local government in Serbia. The head of the municipality is the President of the municipality, while the executive power is held by the Municipal council, and legislative power by the Municipal assembly. Municipal assembly is elected on local elections (held every 4 years), while the President and the Council are elected by the Assembly. Municipalities have their own property (including public service companies) and budget. Only the cities officially have mayors (gradonačelnici), although the municipal presidents are often informally referred to as such.

The territory of a municipality is composed of a town (seat of the municipality) and surrounding villages. The municipality bears the name of the seat town3 (e.g. the territory of the Municipality of Kikinda is composed of the town of Kikinda, which is the seat of the municipality, and surrounding villages.).

Advocates of reform of Serbian local self-government system point out that Serbian municipalities (with 50,000 citizens in average) are the largest in Europe, both by territory and number of residents, and as such can be inefficient in handling citizens' needs and distributing the income from the country budget into most relevant projects.45

Cities and city municipalities

Cities are another type of local self-government. The territory with the city status usually has more than 100,000 inhabitants,1 but is otherwise very similar to municipality. There are 24 cities (gradovi), each having an assembly and budget of its own. Only the cities have mayors (gradonačelnik), although the presidents of the municipalities are often referred to as "mayors" in everyday usage.

As with a municipality, the territory of a city is composed of a city proper and surrounding villages (e.g. the territory of the City of Subotica is composed of the Subotica town and surrounding villages). Every city (and municipality) is part of a district. The only exception is the City of Belgrade, which is a district on its own.

The city may or may not be divided into city municipalities. Six cities: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Požarevac and Vranje comprise several city municipalities. As of October 2013, town of Sevojno near city of Užice is in the process of creation of a separate city municipality, which would make Užice seventh on the list.citation needed Of those, only Novi Sad did not undergo the full transformation, as the newly formed municipality of Petrovaradin exists pretty much only formally;citation needed thus, the Municipality of Novi Sad is largely equated to City of Novi Sad. Competences of cities and city municipalities are divided. The city municipalities of the six cities above mentioned also have their assemblies and other prerogatives.

The two largest city municipalities by number of residents are Novi Sad (307,760) and Novi Beograd (212,104).2

Municipalities and cities of Kosovo

Serbian law treats Kosovo as an integral part of Serbia (officially the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija). The Law on Territorial Organization defines 28 municipalities and 1 city on the territory of Kosovo.1 Kosovo has been under official United Nations' administration (UNMIK) since 1999. The UNMIK administration changed the territorial organisation on the territory of Kosovo. In 2000 the municipality of Gora was merged with Opolje (part of the Municipality of Prizren) into the new municipality of Dragaš and one new municipality was created: Mališevo. Later, from 2005 to 2008, seven new municipalities were created: Gračanica, Đeneral Janković, Junik, Parteš, Klokot-Vrbovac, Ranilug and Mamuša.6 However, the Government of Serbia does not recognize the territorial re-organization of Kosovo, although some of these new-formed municipalities have Serb majority, and some Serbs participate in local elections. In three of those municipalities: Gračanica, Klokot-Vrbovac and Ranilug, Serbian parties won a majority in the 2009 elections.78

List of municipalities

This is a list of the municipalities in Serbia, as defined by the Law on territorial organization.1 It does not include municipalities in Kosovo created by UNMIK after 1999. The data on population is taken from the 2002 census.9

The census was not conducted in Kosovo, which is under administration of UNMIK, so the population numbers are not given for the municipalities in Kosovo.

10 Crest Municipality District Area [km²] Population2
23
Grb Bora.png
Bor Bor District 856 55,817
63
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Kladovo Bor District 629 23,622
86
Grb Majdanpeka.gif
Majdanpek Bor District 932 23,703
93
COA Negotin.gif
Negotin Bor District 1,089 43,551
29
Grb Velikog Gradišta.gif
Veliko Gradište Braničevo District 344 20,659
41
Golubac-grb.png
Golubac Braničevo District 368 9,913
89
COA Malo Crnice.gif
Malo Crniće Braničevo District 271 13,853
50
Žabari (grb).gif
Žabari Braničevo District 264 13,034
105
COA Petrovac.gif
Petrovac na Mlavi Braničevo District 655 34,511
77
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Kučevo Braničevo District 721 18,808
51
COA Žagubica.gif
Žagubica Braničevo District 760 14,823
21
GrbBojnik.jpg
Bojnik Jablanica District 264 13,118
80
Grb Opstine Lebane.gif
Lebane Jablanica District 337 24,918
90
COA Medveđa.png
Medveđa Jablanica District 524 10,760
33
COA Vlasotince.gif
Vlasotince Jablanica District 308 33,312
145
Crna-trava-grb.png
Crna Trava Jablanica District 312 2,563
102
COA Osecina.gif
Osečina Kolubara District 319 15,135
143
COA Ub.gif
Ub Kolubara District 456 32,104
78
COA Lajkovac.gif
Lajkovac Kolubara District 186 17,062
92
COA Mionica.gif
Mionica Kolubara District 329 16,513
84
COA Ljig (middle).gif
Ljig Kolubara District 279 14,629
20
COA Bogatic.gif
Bogatić Mačva District 384 32,990
31
COA Vladimirci.gif
Vladimirci Mačva District 338 20,373
73
COA Koceljeva (middle).gif
Koceljeva Mačva District 257 15,636
87
COA Mali Zvornik.gif
Mali Zvornik Mačva District 184 14,076
74
COA Krupanj.gif
Krupanj Mačva District 342 20,192
85
COA Ljubovija.gif
Ljubovija Mačva District 356 17,052
43
Grb-GornjMilanovac.jpg
Gornji Milanovac Moravica District 836 47,641
83
COA Lucani.gif
Lučani Moravica District 454 26,614
56
COA Ivanjica.gif
Ivanjica Moravica District 1,090 35,445
3
Blason Aleksinac.jpg
Aleksinac Nišava District 707 57,749
123
COA Svrljig.gif
Svrljig Nišava District 497 17,284
91
COA Merosina.gif
Merošina Nišava District 193 14,812
117
Ražanj (grb).gif
Ražanj Nišava District 289 11,369
47
COA Doljevac.gif
Doljevac Nišava District 121 19,561
38 Gadžin Han Nišava District 325 10,464
32
Blason de Vladičin Han.jpg
Vladičin Han Pčinja District 366 23,703
134
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Surdulica Pčinja District 628 22,190
24
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Bosilegrad Pčinja District 571 9,931
138 Trgovište Pčinja District 370 6,372
26
Bujanovac-grb.png
Bujanovac Pčinja District 461 43,302
112
Presevo-grb.png
Preševo Pčinja District 264 34,904
15
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Bela Palanka Pirot District 951 14,381
108
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Pirot Pirot District 1,232 63,791
8
Babusnica-grb.png
Babušnica Pirot District 529 15,734
46
Emblem of Dimitrovgrad (Serbia).svg
Dimitrovgrad Pirot District 483 11,748
127
COA Smederevska Palanka.gif
Smederevska Palanka Podunavlje District 422 56,011
28
COA Velika Plana (small).png
Velika Plana Podunavlje District 345 44,470
142
Blason de Ćuprija.jpg
Ćuprija Pomoravlje District 287 33,567
104
COA Paracin.gif
Paraćin Pomoravlje District 542 58,301
122
COA Svilajnac small.gif
Svilajnac Pomoravlje District 326 25,511
44
COA Despotovac (small).png
Despotovac Pomoravlje District 623 25,611
120
Rekovac (grb).png
Rekovac Pomoravlje District 366 13,551
27
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Varvarin Rasina District 249 20,122
139
COA Trstenik.gif
Trstenik Rasina District 448 49,043
141
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Ćićevac Rasina District 124 10,755
2
COA Aleksandrovac.gif
Aleksandrovac Rasina District 387 29,389
25
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Brus Rasina District 606 18,764
35
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Vrnjačka Banja Raška District 239 26,492
119
COA Raska.gif
Raška Raška District 670 26,981
140
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Tutin Raška District 742 30,054
6
GrbOpsiteArandjelovac.gif
Aranđelovac Šumadija District 376 48,129
137
COA Topola.gif
Topola Šumadija District 356 25,292
118
COA Rača.gif
Rača Šumadija District 216 12,959
10
COA Batocina.gif
Batočina Šumadija District 136 12,220
65
Coa.gif
Knić Šumadija District 413 16,148
79
Grb-Lapovo mali.gif
Lapovo Šumadija District 55 8,228
116
COA Prokuplje.jpg
Prokuplje Toplica District 759 48,501
19
COA Blace.gif
Blace Toplica District 306 13,759
76
Blason de Kuršumlija.jpg
Kuršumlija Toplica District 952 21,608
53
Mali.png
Žitorađa Toplica District 214 18,207
22
COA Boljevac.gif
Boljevac Zaječar District 828 15,849
66
COA Knjaževac.png
Knjaževac Zaječar District 1,202 37,172
128
COA Sokobanja.gif
Sokobanja Zaječar District 525 18,571
9
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Bajina Bašta Zlatibor District 673 28,776
69
Kosjerić (grb).gif
Kosjerić Zlatibor District 358 14,001
111
Grb-Pozega mali.gif
Požega Zlatibor District 426 32,293
146
COA Čajetina.jpg
Čajetina Zlatibor District 647 15,628
7
COA Arilje.gif
Arilje Zlatibor District 349 19,784
94
Nova Varoš (grb).gif
Nova Varoš Zlatibor District 581 19,982
115
Grb-Prijepolje mali.gif
Prijepolje Zlatibor District 827 41,188
126
COA Sjenica.gif
Sjenica Zlatibor District 1,059 34,500
113
COA Priboj.gif
Priboj Zlatibor District 553 30,377
96 Novi Bečej Central Banat District 609 26,924
95
Opstina Nova Crnja mali.png
Nova Crnja Central Banat District 273 12,705
52
COA Zitiste.gif
Žitište Central Banat District 525 20,399
125 Sečanj Central Banat District 523 16,377
13
Blason de Bačka Topola.gif
Bačka Topola North Bačka District 596 38,245
88
Grb maliidjos.gif
Mali Iđoš North Bačka District 175 13,494
60
COA Kanjiza.gif
Kanjiža North Banat District 399 27,510
124
COA Senta.gif
Senta North Banat District 293 25,568
1
Ada-grb.png
Ada North Banat District 229 18,994
147 Čoka North Banat District 321 13,832
97
COA Novi Knezevac.gif
Novi Kneževac North Banat District 305 12,975
62
Wappen Kikinda.png
Kikinda North Banat District 782 59,329
130
Srbobran Grb.JPG
Srbobran South Bačka District 284 17,855
11 Bač South Bačka District 367 16,268
18
Blason de Bečej.jpg
Bečej South Bačka District 487 40,987
34
Vrbas grb mali.gif
Vrbas South Bačka District 376 45,852
12
Blason de Bačka Palanka.gif
Bačka Palanka South Bačka District 579 60,966
14
Backi-petrovac-grb.png
Bački Petrovac South Bačka District 158 14,681
49
COA Zabalj.gif
Žabalj South Bačka District 400 27,513
136
COA Titel.gif
Titel South Bačka District 262 17,050
135
COA Temerin.gif
Temerin South Bačka District 170 28,275
17
Grb beocin.gif
Beočin South Bačka District 186 16,086
131
COA Sremski Karlovci.gif
Sremski Karlovci South Bačka District 51 8,839
109
COA Plandiste.gif
Plandište South Banat District 383 13,377
100 Opovo South Banat District 203 11,016
67
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Kovačica South Banat District 419 27,890
4
Alibunar Stema.jpg
Alibunar South Banat District 602 22,954
36
Grb Vrsac.jpg
Vršac South Banat District 1,324 54,369
16
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Bela Crkva South Banat District 353 20,367
68
Kovin.png
Kovin South Banat District 730 36,802
148
Sidcoa.gif
Šid Srem District 687 38,973
57
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Inđija Srem District 384 49,609
58
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Irig Srem District 230 12,329
121
COA Ruma small.gif
Ruma Srem District 582 60,006
132
Stara-pazova-grb.png
Stara Pazova Srem District 351 67,576
107
Wappen Pecinci small.gif
Pećinci Srem District 489 21,506
5
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Apatin West Bačka District 333 32,813
103
COA Odzaci.gif
Odžaci West Bačka District 411 35,582
75
Kula2.gif
Kula West Bačka District 481 48,353
39 Glogovac Kosovo District 290
70 Kosovo Polje Kosovo District 89
82 Lipljan Kosovo District 401
99
Grb Obilica.jpg
Obilić Kosovo District 105
110 Podujevo Kosovo District 625
144 Uroševac Kosovo District 344
149 Štimlje Kosovo District 134
61 Kačanik Kosovo District 294
150
COA Štrpce.gif
Štrpce Kosovo District 248
71 Kosovska Kamenica Kosovo-Pomoravlje District 509
98 Novo Brdo Kosovo-Pomoravlje District 81
40 Gnjilane Kosovo-Pomoravlje District 510
30 Vitina Kosovo-Pomoravlje District 289
72 Kosovska Mitrovica Kosovska Mitrovica District 336
81
Grb-leposavic.gif
Leposavić Kosovska Mitrovica District 539
129 Srbica Kosovska Mitrovica District 374
37
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Vučitrn Kosovska Mitrovica District 353
55
Grb-zubin-potok.gif
Zubin Potok Kosovska Mitrovica District 328
54
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Zvečan Kosovska Mitrovica District 123
106 Peć Peć District 603
59 Istok Peć District 464
64 Klina Peć District 403
48 Đakovica Peć District 587
45 Dečani Peć District 402
101 Orahovac Prizren District 401
133 Suva Reka Prizren District 434
114 Prizren Prizren District 757
42 Gora1 Prizren District 310
1.^ The seat of the municipality is Dragaš

List of cities and city municipalities

10 Crest City District Crest City municipality Area [Km²] Population
1
COA Valjevo.gif
Valjevo Kolubara District none 905 90,301
2
Grb Vranje.jpg
Vranje Pčinja District Vranje 860 82,7822
Vranjska Banja
3
COA zajecar.png
Zaječar Zaječar District none 1,069 58,547
4
Coat of Arms of Zrenjanin.png
Zrenjanin Central Banat District none 1,324 123,362
5
Jagodina-grb.png
Jagodina Pomoravlje District none 470 71,195
6
COA Kragujevac.png
Kragujevac Šumadija District Aerodrom 232 36,217
Pivara 258 49,154
Stanovo 155 39,252
Stari Grad 16 62,794
Stragari 165 4,500
7
Kraljevo-grb.png
Kraljevo Raška District none 1,530 125,488
8
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Kruševac Rasina District none 854 128,752
9
Leskovac-grb.png
Leskovac Jablanica District none 1,025 144,206
10
Loznica coa.svg
Loznica Mačva District none 612 78,788
11
Nis COA (small).gif
Niš Nišava District
Grb medijana.jpg
Medijana 16 88,010
File-COA Palilula (Nis).gif
Palilula 117 71,707
COA Pantelej.gif
Pantelej 142 52,290
COA Crveni Krst.gif
Crveni Krst 182 31,762
Niska Banja Zastava.jpg Niška Banja 145 14,098
12
Novi Pazar (Grb).png
Novi Pazar Raška District none 742 100,410
13
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Novi Sad South Bačka District Novi Sad 699 341,625 11
Petrovaradin (defunct)
14
COA Pancevo.gif
Pančevo South Banat District none 759 123,414
15
Grb-Pozarevac.jpg
Požarevac Braničevo District Požarevac 482 74,90212
Kostolac (grb).png
Kostolac
16 Priština Kosovo District none 854
17
Smederevo coat of arms.gif
Smederevo Podunavlje District none 484 107,528
18
COA Sombor.gif
Sombor West Bačka District none 1,178 87,815
19
Grb sremska mitrovica.svg
Sremska Mitrovica Srem District none 762 85,902
20
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Subotica North Bačka District none 1,008 141,554
21
Uzice COA small.gif
Užice Zlatibor District none 667 78,018
22
COA Čačak.jpg
Čačak Moravica District none 636 115,337
23
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Šabac Mačva District none 795 115,347
special
status
Small Coat of Arms Belgrade.svg
City of Belgrade none
COA Barajevo.gif
Barajevo 213 24,641
COA Cukarica.gif
Čukarica 155 179,031
COA Grocka.gif
Grocka 289 83,398
COA Lazarevac.gif
Lazarevac 384 58,224
COA Mladenovac (small).gif
Mladenovac 339 53,050
COA Novi Beograd.gif
Novi Beograd 41 212,104
COA Obrenovac (small).gif
Obrenovac 411 71,419
COA Palilula.gif
Palilula 447 170,593
COA Rakovica.gif
Rakovica 29 108,413
COA Savski Venac (small).gif
Savski Venac 16 38,660
Sopot (grb).gif
Sopot 271 20,199
COA Stari Grad (small).gif
Stari Grad 7 48,061
COA Surcin.gif
Surčin 285 42,012
COA Voždovac.gif
Voždovac 150 157,152
COA Vracar (small).gif
Vračar 3 55,463
Grb Zemuna.png
Zemun 154 166,292
COA Zvezdara.gif
Zvezdara 31 148,014

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Law on Territorial Organization" (in Serbian). National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. 29 December 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. ISSN 0354-3641. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Only one municipality (Municipality of Gora) does not share the name with the seat town, as the seat of that municipality is the town of Dragaš. This municipality is located in Kosovo, and thus exists only on paper. The territory of the municipality was merged with part of the Municipality of Prizren in 2000 by UNMIK to form new Municipality of Dragaš. This move is not recognized by Serbian Government (see Municipalities and cities of Kosovo section).
  4. ^ Jerinić, Jelena (2006-12-01). "Konkretni oblici učešća građana". Lokalna samouprava (in Serbian) (Permanent conference of cities and municipalities/Vreme). p. 6. Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Local Communities in Serbia: How to Become an Effective Voice for Citizens" (pdf). USAID/Serbia Local Government Report Program. 2004-07-01. p. 4. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  6. ^ "Municipal profiles". Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 
  7. ^ "UNMIK: Serb boycott creates new problems". B92. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Srbima većina u tri opštine" (in Serbian). B92. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова у 2002" (PDF) (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. May 2003. ISBN 86-84433-02-5. 
  10. ^ a b As given in the Law, in Serbian Cyrillic order
  11. ^ Staute of the city of Novi Sad, Gazette of the City of Novi Sad No 43 (2 October 2008), official site of the city
  12. ^ Staute of the city of Požarevac, Gazette of the City of Požarevac No2/2008 (30 June 2008), official site of the city

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