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Encyclopedia > Bor, Serbia
Бор
Bor
Location in Serbia
General Information
District Bor
Land area 856 km²
Population
(2002 census)
39,387 (town)
55,817 (municipality)
Settlements 14
Coordinates 44°05′N 22°06′E
Area code +381 30
Car plates BO
Postal code 19210
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
CEST (UTC+2)
Politics
Mayor Branislav Rankić (SRS)

Bor (Serbian Cyrillic: Бор) is a town and municipality located in eastern Serbia, with one of the largest copper mines in Europe. It is the administrative center of the Bor District of Serbia. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Subdivisions of Serbia. ... Bor District is a district (okrug) of Serbia with seat in Bor. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Serbia. ... These are the current Serbian car license plate codes by region and in alphabetical order: Obsolete licence plate codes: Categories: | ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... UTC redirects here. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... UTC redirects here. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The Serbian Radical Party (Serbian: Српска радикална странка or Srpska radikalna stranka) is a nationalist, far-right, political party in Serbia. ... Serbian Cyrillic is the Serbian variant of the Cyrillic alphabet. ... Anthem: Capital (and largest city)  Belgrade Official languages Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - President Boris Tadić  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment    - Formation 8th century   - Independence c. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... This article is about mineral extraction. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Bor District is a district (okrug) of Serbia with seat in Bor. ...

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Geography

Bor is in a region called the Timočka Krajina (the Timok Frontier). It is surrounded by many beautiful places such as Banjsko Polje, the spa-town Brestovačka Banja, the lake Borsko Jezero, and the mountain Stol, and it is very close to the mountain Crni Vrh. Just outside of Bor lies another beautiful village by the name of Brestovac. Map of the Timočka Krajina within Central Serbia Timočka Krajina (Serbian: Timočka Krajina or Тимочка Крајина, Vlach/Romanian: Valea Timocului or Timoc, Bulgarian: Тимошко) is a geographical region located in Serbia. ... Črni Vrh Observatory, an astronomical observatory in Slovenia There are also various other places in the other countries formerly in Yugoslavia that are known as Crni Vrh (no accent on the C). The meaning is black peak. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other...


History

During the Roman rule, the area around Bor belonged to the province of Upper Moesia. In the Middle Ages the area belonged to Byzantine Empire (4th century-6th century; 9th-10th century; 11th century; 12th-13th century), Kingdom of the Gepids (6th century), Bulgarian Empire (681-1018; 1185-14th century), Kingdom of Hungary (12th-13th century), and Serbia (13th-15th century). [1] There is disagreement between Serbian and Bulgarian sources whether area belonged to Serbian [2] or Bulgarian [3] [4] states in the 13th-15th century period - it certainly was a border area between two countries. Area around Bor was part of the Kingdom of Syrmia (13th-14th century), [5] part of the Kingdom of Serbia (14th century), [6] part of the Serbian Empire under Stefan Dušan (14th century), [7] [8] part of the Moravian Serbia (14th century), [9] and part of the Serbian Despotate (15th century). [10] Area was later (in the 15th century) conquered by the Ottoman Empire, and since 1805, it is again part of the Serbian state. Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Moesia is an ancient province situated in the areas of modern Serbia and Bulgaria. ... Byzantine Empire at its greatest extent c. ... The Gepids (Latin Gepidae) were a Germanic tribe most famous in history for defeating the Huns after the death of Attila. ... First Bulgarian Empire Second Bulgarian Empire This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Kingdom of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyar Királyság) is the name of a multiethnic kingdom that existed in Central Europe from 1000 to 1918. ... Anthem: Capital (and largest city)  Belgrade Official languages Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - President Boris Tadić  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment    - Formation 8th century   - Independence c. ... Serbia was formerly a principality (1817-1882), kingdom (1882-1918) and part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918-1945, until 1929 the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes). ... DuÅ¡an Silni Tsar Stefan UroÅ¡ IV DuÅ¡an Silni (the mighty) (Serbian: Цар Стефан Душан Силни) (circa 1308 – December 20, 1355) was a Serb king (September 8, 1331 – 1346) and tsar (1346 – December 5, 1355). ... Motto: دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem: Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1680, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299-1326) Bursa (1326-1365) Edirne (1365-1453) Constantinople (Istanbul) (1453-1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 Osman I  - 1918–1922 Mehmed VI...


In 1903, the mine of Bor was opened, which was important moment for the development of Bor. Since 1947, Bor officially have status of a town - in this time its population numbered 11,000.


Municipality

Bor municipality includes the town of Bor and the following villages:

  • Brestovac
  • Bučje
  • Gornjane
  • Donja Bela Reka
  • Zlot
  • Krivelj
  • Luka
  • Metovnica
  • Oštrelj
  • Slatina
  • Tanda
  • Topla
  • Šarbanovac

Topla may refer to several villages in Romania: Topla, a village in Cornereva Commune, Caraş-Severin County Topla, a village in Mănăştiur Commune, Timiş County Category: ...

Demographics

Ethnic groups in the municipality

In the 1991 census, Bor municipality had 59,900 residents, the absolute majority declaring themselves as Serbs. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 2002 census, the population of the Bor municipality numbered 55,817 residents, and was composed of: For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

  • Serbs = 39,989 (71.64%)
  • Vlachs = 10,064 (18.03%)
  • Roma = 1,259 (2.26%)
  • others.

Languages Serbian Religions Predominantly Serbian Orthodox Christian Related ethnic groups Other Slavic peoples, especially South Slavs See Cognate peoples below Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people who live mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in Croatia and the Republic of Macedonia. ... Vlachs (Vlach/Romanian: Rumâni, Serbian: Власи or Vlasi) are an ethnic group of Serbia, culturally and linguistically cognate to Romanians. ... Tzigane redirects here; for the composition by Maurice Ravel, see Tzigane (Ravel). ...

Settlements by ethnic majority

According to the 2002 census, the settlements in the Bor municipality with Serb ethnic majority are: Bor, Brestovac, Donja Bela Reka, and Oštrelj. The settlements with Vlach ethnic majority are: Bučje, Gornjane, Krivelj, Luka, Metovnica, Tanda, Topla, and Šarbanovac. Ethnically mixed settlements are: Zlot (with relative Serb majority) and Slatina (with relative Vlach majority).


Ethnic groups in the town

In the 2002 census, the population of the Bor town numbered 39,387 residents, and was composed of: For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

  • Serbs = 32,785
  • Vlachs = 2,352
  • Roma = 1,216
  • Macedonians = 507
  • Yugoslavs = 251
  • Montenegrins = 192
  • Albanians = 105
  • others

The number of residents has dropped since air pollution has caused many people to leave the town. Before flue gas desulfurization was installed, the emissions from this power plant in New Mexico contained excessive amounts of sulfur dioxide. ...


Politics

Seats in the municipality parliament won in the 2004 local elections: [1]

  • Democratic Party (8)
  • Democratic Party of Serbia (6)
  • Serbian Strength Movement (6)
  • Serbian Radical Party (5)
  • Socialist Party of Serbia (3)
  • Serbian Renewal Movement (2)
  • G17 Plus (2)
  • Group of the citizens "A hope for Bor" (2)
  • "I also love Bor" (1)

Economy

Since the mid-1990s and during the time of sanctions on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, production in this mine dropped significantly from the very prosperous 1970s and 1980s. This has been due to both diminishing reserves and the inability to obtain new equipment that would most efficiently gather the remaining ore no longer of high grade. Copper mining is the key basis of Bor's economy and the effects of decreased production can be seen all over the town. This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Official language Serbian written in Cyrillic alphabet1 Capital Belgrade2 President3 Svetozar Marović Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 105th 102,350 km² 0. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...


On March 6, 2007, RTB Bor (Bors mining company) was sold to Romanian Curpom for US$400 Million. Cuprom has pledged to modernise the production facilities in RTB Bor and Majdanpek mines, in order to improve the productivity levels. This is seen as the breakthrough deal that the city of Bor needed to speed up its much needed economic reforms. Source: http://news.monstersandcritics.com/business/news/article_1273087.php/Romanian_firm_buys_Serbia%60s_copper_plant


Currently, the average monthly wage in the city of Bor is US $407 (26 309 RSD, EUR 311, NZD 598) Source: http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/zp14012007.pdf This average monthly wage is set to receive a large increase as soon as the modernizing of RTB Bor begins(Including the flow-on effects, i.e. Further business investment in the city, etc.)


Trivia

The municipality of Bor still (as of November 2006) does not have an official website. The new municipal government from Serbian Radical Party publicly announced its creation in September 2006 at address http://www.opstinabor.com, but they forgot an important thing — to register it. That fact was employed by a skilled opponent, who registered the site first and put an insulting comment to the municipal government at its front page. The site contents were subsequently replaced with more elaborate critics, but the prank was retold by the citizens and even attracted some coverage in Serbian media. [11] A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... The Serbian Radical Party (Serbian: Српска радикална странка or Srpska radikalna stranka) is a nationalist, far-right, political party in Serbia. ...


References

  1. ^ Istorijski atlas, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva - Zavod za kartografiju "Geokarta", Beograd, 1999.
  2. ^ Istorijski atlas, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva - Zavod za kartografiju "Geokarta", Beograd, 1999.
  3. ^ Historical maps of medieval Bulgaria (in Bulgarian)
  4. ^ Атлас по история, Картография, София, 2001.
  5. ^ Istorijski atlas, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva - Zavod za kartografiju "Geokarta", Beograd, 1999.
  6. ^ Istorijski atlas, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva - Zavod za kartografiju "Geokarta", Beograd, 1999.
  7. ^ Istorijski atlas, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva - Zavod za kartografiju "Geokarta", Beograd, 1999.
  8. ^ http://www.bor030.net/
  9. ^ Istorijski atlas, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva - Zavod za kartografiju "Geokarta", Beograd, 1999.
  10. ^ Istorijski atlas, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva - Zavod za kartografiju "Geokarta", Beograd, 1999.
  11. ^ Zoran Stanojević (October 5, 2006). "www.vreme.rs" (Serbian). Vreme 822. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.

Vreme (meaning Time in Serbo-Croatian)is an independent newspaper founded in 1990 by a group of journalists from the largest Serbian publishing house Politika. The weekly was modeled after its U.S. counterparts Time and Newsweek. The newspaper (actually newsmagazine) is a weekly. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ...

See also

This is a list of places in Serbia, including both cities and villages. ...

External links

Municipalities and cities of Serbia

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