List of cities in Serbia

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This is the list of cities and towns in Serbia, according to the criteria used by Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, which classifies the settlements into urban and rural, depending not only on size, but also on other administrative and legal criteria.[1] Also villages with the municipal rights have been added to the list.

Organization[edit]

Cities

Cities in administrative sense are defined by the Law on Territorial Organization. The territory with the city status usually has more than 100,000 inhabitants,[2] but is otherwise very similar to municipality. They enjoy a special status of autonomy and self-government, as they have their own civic parliaments and executive branches, as well as mayor (gradonačelnik) is elected through popular vote, elected by their citizens in local elections. Also, the presidents of the municipalities are often referred to as "mayors" in everyday usage. There are 27 cities (gradovi), each having an assembly and budget of its own.

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). The capital Belgrade is the only city on the level of a district.[3] All other cities are on the municipality level and are part of a district.[4]

City municipalities

The city may or may not be divided into city municipalities. Six cities: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Požarevac, Vranje and Užice comprise several city municipalities. Competences of cities and city municipalities are divided. The city municipalities of these six cities also have their assemblies and other prerogatives. The two largest city municipalities by number of residents are the city municipality of Novi Sad (307,760) and New Belgrade (212,104).[5]

Of these six cities, only Novi Sad did not undergo the full transformation, as the newly formed municipality of Petrovaradin exists pretty much only formally;[6] thus, the City municipality of Novi Sad is largely equated to city of Novi Sad. The city of Kragujevac had its own city municipalities from 2002 until 2008. In 2013, the city municipality of Sevojno within the city of Užice was established.[7]

List of the cities

As of 29 February 2016, the following cities have official administrative city rights:

List of cities and municipalities[edit]

This is a list of cities and municipalities (excluding city municipalities) in Serbia, as defined by the Law on territorial organisation[4] The data on population is taken from the 2011 census.[5]

It does not include municipalities in Kosovo created by UNMIK after 1999. 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.

According to the statistic criteria, the settlements in the table are classified as "urban" (i.e. cities and towns), as opposed to "rural" (villages). These criteria are not limited to the settlement size, but also include the percentage of residents engaged in agriculture, population density etc. Thus, not all towns in statistical sense are greater than villages, and they are not always municipality centers. Note that the population of the city municipalities of some cities were not presented as unique, but united in the city population.

Cities and municipalities
  ¤ District administrative center
City / town District Area [km²] Administrative Urban
2011 census Rank 2011 census[1] Rank
Belgrade[2] ¤ Belgrade 3,225 1,659,440
1
1,344,844
1
Novi Sad[3] ¤ South Bačka 699 341,625
2
277,522
2
Niš[4] ¤ Nišava 582 260,237
3
187,544
3
Kragujevac ¤ Šumadija 835 179,417
4
150,835
4
Leskovac ¤ Jablanica 1,025 144,206
5
65,289
12
Subotica ¤ North Bačka 1,008 141,554
6
105,681
5
Kruševac ¤ Rasina 854 128,752
7
73,316
9
Kraljevo ¤ Raška 1,530 125,448
8
68,749
10
Pančevo ¤ South Banat 756 123,414
9
90,776
6
Zrenjanin ¤ Central Banat 1,324 123,362
10
76,511
7
Šabac ¤ Mačva 795 115,884
11
53,919
17
Čačak ¤ Moravica 636 115,337
12
73,331
8
Smederevo ¤ Podunavlje 484 108,209
13
64,175
13
Novi Pazar Raška 742 100,410
14
66,527
11
Valjevo ¤ Kolubara 905 90,312
15
59,073
16
Sombor ¤ West Bačka 1,178 85,903
16
47,623
18
Vranje[5] ¤ Pčinja 860 83,524
17
60,485
14
Sremska Mitrovica ¤ Srem 762 79,940
18
37,751
23
Loznica Mačva 612 79,327
19
24,363
35
Užice ¤ Zlatibor 667 78,040
20
59,747
15
Požarevac[6] ¤ Braničevo 482 75,334
21
44,183
19
Jagodina ¤ Pomoravlje 470 71,825
22
37,282
24
Stara Pazova Srem 351 65,792
23
18,602
42
Zaječar ¤ Zaječar 1,069 59,461
24
38,165
21
Kikinda ¤ North Banat 782 59,453
25
38,065
22
Pirot ¤ Pirot 1,232 57,928
26
38,785
20
Bačka Palanka South Bačka 579 55,528
27
28,239
28
Ruma Srem 582 54,339
28
30,076
27
Paraćin Pomoravlje 542 54,242
29
25,104
33
Vršac South Banat 1,324 52,026
30
36,040
25
Aleksinac Nišava 707 51,863
31
17,978
44
Smederevska Palanka Podunavlje 422 50,284
32
23,601
39
Bor ¤ Bor 856 48,615
33
34,160
26
Inđija Srem 384 47,433
34
26,025
31
Aranđelovac Šumadija 376 46,225
35
24,797
34
Prokuplje ¤ Toplica 759 44,419
36
27,333
29
Gornji Milanovac Moravica 836 44,406
37
24,216
36
Bujanovac[n 1] Pčinja 461 43,302
38
14,613
53
Kula West Bačka 481 43,101
39
26,867
30
Trstenik Rasina 448 42,966
40
15,282
50
Vrbas South Bačka 376 42,092
41
24,112
37
Velika Plana Podunavlje 345 40,902
42
16,088
47
Bečej South Bačka 487 37,351
43
23,895
38
Prijepolje Zlatibor 827 37,059
44
13,330
58
Negotin Bor 1,089 37,056
45
16,882
46
Preševo[n 1] Pčinja 264 34,904
46
13,426
57
Šid Srem 687 34,188
47
14,893
52
Kovin South Banat 730 33,722
48
13,515
56
Bačka Topola North Bačka 579 33,321
49
14,573
54
Ivanjica Moravica 1,090 31,963
50
11,715
63
Knjaževac North Banat 1,202 31,491
51
18,404
43
Petrovac na Mlavi Braničevo 655 31,259
52
7,447
85
Tutin Raška 742 31,155
53
10,094
66
Ćuprija Pomoravlje 287 30,645
54
19,471
40
Odžaci West Bačka 411 30,154
55
8,811
76
Vlasotince Jablanica 308 29,893
56
15,882
48
Požega Zlatibor 426 29,638
57
13,153
60
Ub Kolubara 456 29,101
58
6,191
93
Apatin West Bačka 333 28,929
59
17,411
45
Bogatić Mačva 384 28,287
60
-
-
Temerin South Bačka 170 28,287
61
25,348
32
Vrnjačka Banja Raška 239 27,527
62
10,065
67
Priboj Zlatibor 533 27,133
63
14,920
51
Aleksandrovac Rasina 387 26,522
64
6,228
92
Sjenica Zlatibor 1,059 26,392
65
14,060
55
Žabalj Zlatibor 400 26,134
66
9,161
72
Bajina Bašta Zlatibor 673 26,022
67
9,148
73
Kanjiža North Banat 399 25,343
68
9,871
68
Kovačica South Banat 419 25,274
69
6,259
90
Raška Raška 670 24,678
70
9,108
74
Novi Bečej Central Banat 609 23,925
71
13,133
61
Svilajnac Pomoravlje 326 23,551
72
9,198
71
Senta North Banat 293 23,316
73
18,704
41
Despotovac Pomoravlje 623 23,191
74
6,232
91
Topola Šumadija 356 22,329
75
4,973
100
Lebane Jablanica 337 22,000
76
9,272
70
Lučani Moravica 454 20,897
77
5,142
99
Vladičin Han Pčinja 366 20,871
78
8,030
81
Kladovo Bor 629 20,635
79
9,729
69
Surdulica Pčinja 628 20,319
80
11,400
64
Alibunar South Banat 602 20,153
81
8,089
80
Pećinci Srem 489 19,720
82
-
-
Kuršumlija Toplica 952 19,213
83
13,306
59
Arilje Zlatibor 349 18,792
84
6,763
88
Majdanpek Bor 932 18,686
85
10,109
65
Doljevac Nišava 121 18,463
86
-
-
Varvarin Rasina 249 17,966
87
-
-
Veliko Gradište Braničevo 344 17,610
88
5,825
95
Vladimirci Mačva 338 17,462
89
-
-
Bela Crkva South Banat 353 17,367
90
9,080
75
Krupanj Mačva 342 17,295
91
4,429
106
Ada North Banat 229 16,991
92
15,573
49
Žitište Central Banat 525 16,841
93
2,903
115
Nova Varoš Zlatibor 581 16,638
94
8,795
77
Žitorađa Toplica 214 16,368
95
-
-
Srbobran South Bačka 284 16,317
96
12,009
62
Brus Rasina 606 16,317
97
4,636
102
Sokobanja Zaječar 525 16,021
98
7,982
82
Titel South Bačka 262 15,738
99
5,294
97
Beočin South Bačka 186 15,726
100
7,839
83
Kučevo Braničevo 721 15,516
101
3,944
111
Lajkovac Kolubara 186 15,475
102
3,249
113
Čajetina Zlatibor 647 14,745
103
2,821
116
Ljubovija Mačva 356 14,469
104
-
-
Bač South Bačka 367 14,405
105
5,399
96
Mionica Kolubara 329 14,335
106
1,620
120
Svrljig Nišava 497 14,249
107
7,553
84
Knić Šumadija 413 14,237
108
-
-
Merošina Nišava 193 13,968
109
-
-
Bački Petrovac South Bačka 158 13,418
110
6,155
94
Sečanj Central Banat 523 13,267
111
2,373
119
Koceljeva Mačva 257 13,129
112
-
-
Boljevac Zaječar 828 12,994
113
4,484
105
Ljig Kolubara 279 12,754
114
3,425
112
Žagubica Braničevo 760 12,733
115
-
-
Osečina Kolubara 319 12,536
116
-
-
Mali Zvornik Mačva 184 12,482
117
4,407
108
Babušnica Pirot 529 12,307
118
4,601
103
Bela Palanka Pirot 951 12,126
119
8,143
79
Mali Iđoš North Bačka 175 12,031
120
-
-
Kosjerić Zlatibor 358 12,090
121
3,992
110
Batočina Šumadija 136 11,760
122
-
-
Blace Toplica 306 11,754
123
5,253
98
Rača Šumadija 216 11,503
124
2,603
118
Malo Crniće Braničevo 271 11,458
125
-
-
Čoka North Banat 321 11,398
126
4,028
109
Žabari South Bačka 264 11,380
127
-
-
Plandište South Banat 383 11,336
128
-
-
Novi Kneževac North Banat 305 11,269
129
6,960
87
Bojnik Jablanica 264 11,104
130
-
-
Rekovac Pomoravlje 366 11,055
131
-
-
Irig Srem 230 10,866
132
4,415
107
Opovo South Banat 203 10,440
133
4,527
104
Nova Crnja Central Banat 273 10,272
134
-
-
Dimitrovgrad Pirot 483 10,118
135
6,278
89
Ćićevac Rasina 124 9,476
136
4,667
101
Ražanj Nišava 289 9,150
137
-
-
Sremski Karlovci South Bačka 51 8,750
138
8,750
78
Gadžin Han Nišava 325 8,389
139
-
-
Golubac Braničevo 368 8,331
140
-
-
Bosilegrad Pčinja 571 8,129
141
2,624
117
Lapovo Šumadija 55 7,837
142
7,143
86
Medveđa Pčinja 524 7,438
143
3,236
114
Trgovište Pčinja 370 5,091
144
-
-
Crna Trava Jablanica 312 1,663
145
-
-
Cities and municipalities in Kosovo
City / town District Area [km²]
Priština ¤ Kosovo 854
Glogovac Kosovo 290
Kosovo Polje Kosovo 89
Lipljan Kosovo 401
Obilić Kosovo 105
Podujevo Kosovo 625
Uroševac Kosovo 344
Štimlje Kosovo 134
Kačanik Kosovo 220
Štrpce Kosovo 248
Kosovska Kamenica Kosovo-Pomoravlje 509
Novo Brdo Kosovo-Pomoravlje 81
Gnjilane ¤ Kosovo-Pomoravlje 510
Vitina Kosovo-Pomoravlje 289
Kosovska Mitrovica ¤ Kosovska Mitrovica 336
Leposavić Kosovska Mitrovica 539
Srbica Kosovska Mitrovica 374
Vučitrn Kosovska Mitrovica 353
Zubin Potok Kosovska Mitrovica 328
Zvečan Kosovska Mitrovica 123
Peć ¤ Peć 603
Istok Peć 464
Klina Peć 403
Đakovica Peć 587
Dečani Peć 402
Orahovac Prizren 401
Suva Reka Prizren 434
Prizren ¤ Prizren 757
Gora1 Prizren 310
Kačanik Prizren 294

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
^ The city of Belgrade is consisted of 17 city municipalities.
^ The city of Novi Sad is consisted of two city municipalities: City municipality of Novi Sad and Petrovaradin.
^ The city of Niž is consisted of five city municipalities: Medijana, Palilula, Pantelej, Crveni Krst and Niška Banja.
^ The city of Vranje is consisted of two city municipalities: City municipality of Vranje and Vranjska Banja.
^ The city of Požarevac is consisted of two city municipalities: City municipality of Požarevac and Kostolac.
^ Priština is an administrative city according to the Law, but Serbia does not exercise its laws on Kosovo.
^ The seat of the municipality is Dragaš.
  1. ^ a b These are 2002 census results. At the beginning of September 2011, the Assembly of Albanian Deputies from Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa invited the Albanians to boycott the Census, which affected the coverage in the municipalities of Preševo and Bujanovac, and partly in the municipality Medveđa.
References
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    "Закон о изменама и допунама Закона о територијалној организацији Републике Србије" [Law on the Amendment of the Law on the Territorial Organisation of the Republic of Serbia]. Службени гласник Републике Србије (18): 32–34. 2016. ISSN 0353-8389. 
  3. ^ "Уредба о управним окрузима" [Regulation on Administrative Districts]. Службени гласник Републике Србије (15): 3–6. 2006. ISSN 0353-8389. 
  4. ^ a b Law on Territorial Organization and Local Self-Government (in Serbian), Parliament of Serbia 
  5. ^ a b Comparative overview of the number of population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, pod2.stat.gov.rs; accessed 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ Mijušković, Miroljub (13 August 2012). "Petrovaradin traži pravu opštinu". politika.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
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