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Leskovac
Лесковац
Coat of arms of Leskovac
Coat of arms
Location of Leskovac within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°00′N 21°57′E / 43, 21.95
Country Serbia
District Jablanica
Settlements 144
Government
 - Mayor Vladan Marinković (DS)
Area [3]
 - Municipality 1,025 km² (395.8 sq mi)
Population (2002 census)[4]
 - Town 63,185
 - Municipality 156,252
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16000
Car plates LE
Area code +381 16
Center of the town

Leskovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Лесковац) is a town and municipality located in southern Serbia at 43.00° North, 21.95° East. It is the administrative center of the Jablanica District of Serbia. Leskovac is accessible from Belgrade by the E75 motorway to Macedonia. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Serbia_Leskovac. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Subdivisions of Serbia. ... Jablanica District Jablanicki okrug The Jablanica District expands in the south eastern parts of Serbia. ... This is the complete list of settlements in Serbia without Kosovo, as recorded by 2002 census, sorted by municipalities. ... The Democratic Party (Serbian: Демократска странка or Demokratska stranka,  ) is the largest center-left political party in Serbia. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... These are the current Serbian car license plate codes by region and in alphabetical order: Obsolete licence plate codes: Categories: | ... This is an alphabetical list by town of phone dialing codes in Serbia. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) centar grada,autor myself Gasha I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) centar grada,autor myself Gasha I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... Serbian Cyrillic is the Serbian variant of the Cyrillic alphabet. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... Jablanica District Jablanicki okrug The Jablanica District expands in the south eastern parts of Serbia. ... For other uses, see Belgrade (disambiguation). ... The E75 is part of the Trans European Road Network, which is a series of main roads in the European Union. ...

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History

In 1860, Leskovac was the second largest town after Belgrade in the territory of what is nowadays Serbia. In 1878, the Leskovac region passed from the Ottoman Empire to Serbia. This cut it off from much of the trade to the Ottoman Balkans. In the 19th century, the town of Leskovac was famous across the Balkans for its workshops which turned hemp into rope. Soon there were three watermill-driven lace producers in the region. In 1896, the founders of these companies pooled their resources and bought factory equipment for the production of woollen cloth from Germany. This was the first factory on the outskirts of Leskovac town. In 1903, a factory for hemp processing was built on the riverbank north of the old town centre. In 1922, the Teokarevic family opened a wool cloth factory in the small town of Vucje near Leskovac. By 1938, the private textile factories of Leskovac town employed 2,560 workers In the 1870s, there were thousands of hemp-processors in Leskovac, producing 150,000 cartloads per year. Leskovac, initially Dubočica, was once known as "Little Manchester", because of its 19th century textile industry which was second only to that of Manchester, England. The city continued to be a major textile center until the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, but due to the economic isolation of Serbia resulting from ethic wars, its remote location, and failure to privatize the mills the industry collapsed resulting in depression of the economy in the area. [1] This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Monument of Liberty
Monument of Liberty

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Kosovo Conflict

On 12 April 1999, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia a bridge near Leskovac (Grdelička klisura) was destroyed by a NATO aircraft as a passenger train was crossing. The act was highly condemned with the bridge being struck twice (the train itself having been bombed from the first attack). Combatants NATO KLA Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Various militias and paramilitaries, as well as international volunteers [2] Commanders Wesley Clark (SACEUR) Javier Solana (Secretary General of NATO) Hashim Thaci (Political Representative of the KLA) Suleiman Sultan Selimi (Chief of Staff of the KLA, until May 1999) Agim Çeku (Chief of...


Demographics

Demographics of the municipality

Ethnic groups in the municipality (2002 census):

  • Serbs = 147,414
  • Roma = 6,989

Demographics of the town

In 2002 the town's population was 63,185 of whom the majority are primarily Serbs (57,661). Other significant ethnic groups are Roma (4,327), Montenegrins (223), Macedonians (168), Yugoslavs (108), and others (including Greeks, Bulgarians, etc). Also see: 2002 (number). ...


At one time the second largest city in Serbia, today Leskovac is blighted by economic problems with many working age people migrating out of the area. [2]


Subdivisions

City flag

The municipality (Serbian: општина or opština) is divided into the following local communities (месне заједнице or mesne zajednice):[1] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Serbian (; ) is one of the standard versions of the Shtokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and by Serbs in the Serbian diaspora. ...

  • Dubočica (Дубочица)
  • Centar (Центар)
  • Hisar (Хисар)
  • Prva južnomravska brigada (Прва јужноморавска бригада)
  • Rade Žunić (Раде Жунић)
  • Marko Crni (Марко Црни)
  • Kosta Stamenković (Коста Стаменковић)
  • Veljko Vlahović (Вељко Влаховић), named after a Serbian-Montenegrin Communist
  • Milentije Popović (Милентије Поповић), named after a Serbian Communist
  • Stojan Ljubić (Стојан Љубић)
  • Moša Pijade (Моша Пијаде), named after a Serbian-Jewish Communist

Veljko Vlahović (1914-1975) was a Montenegrin member of the Yugoslav Communist Party from 1935. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... Montenegrins (Serbian/Montenegrin: Црногорци/Crnogorci) are a South Slavic people who are primarily associated with the Republic of Montenegro. ... Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ... Milentije Popović (Serbian: Милентије Поповић) (1913 - 1971) was a member of Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1939. ... Languages Serbian Religions Predominantly Serbian Orthodox Christian Related ethnic groups Other Slavic peoples, especially South Slavs See Cognate peoples below (* many Serbs opted for Yugoslav ethnicity) [27] Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people who live mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in... Pijade bust Moša Pijade (Belgrade, January 4, 1890 - Paris, March 15, 1957) was a prominent Yugoslav Communist of Jewish origin, and a close collaborator of Josip Broz Tito, former President of Yugoslavia. ... Jews first arrived in what is now the Republic of Serbia in Roman times. ...

Events

Roštiljijada

Rostiljijada
Rostiljijada

"Roštiljijada" (Serbian Cyrillic: Роштиљијада, in English - Barbecue week) is a grill-meat festival that has been organized in Leskovac for many years, which takes place each year at the beginning of September. During the event, the main bulevard is closed for traffic, night and day for five days, and all its way there are grill-stands constructed, to create many temporary restaurants. Many visitors from all over Serbia and many tourists come to Leskovac to enjoy a good grill and entertainment. The organisers hold competitions, such as in making the biggest pljeskavica. The festival is the highlight of Leskovac's year. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 579 pixelsFull resolution (840 × 608 pixel, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 579 pixelsFull resolution (840 × 608 pixel, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A barbecue in a public park in Australia A barbecue on a trailer at a block party in Kansas City Pans on the top shelf hold hamburgers and hot dogs that were grilled earlier when the coals were hot. ... Pljeskavica (Serbian Cyrillic: Пљескавица) is a Serbian hamburger and national dish. ...


Notable citizens

  • Miodrag Stojković, geneticist

Miodrag Stojković (born on July 5, 1964 in Leskovac, Serbia) is a Serbian researcher in genetics with the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. ...

Twin cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Kyustendil Coat of arms Kyustendil (Bulgarian: , historically , Velbazhd, Turkish: ) is a town in the very west of Bulgaria, and the capital of Kyustendil Province, with a population of 47,196 (2005 calculation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Plovdiv (Bulgarian: ) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, with a population of 341,873([1]). It is the administrative centre of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria, as well as the largest and most important city of the historical region of Upper (or Northern) Thrace, famous for its... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Silistra (Bulgarian: , historically Bulgarian Дръстър (Drastar, ) and Romanian Dârstor) is a port city of northeastern Bulgaria, lying on the southern side of the lower Danube at the countrys border with Romania. ...

Notes

  1. ^ "A Serbian Region Unravels With Its Textile Industry", article by Nicholas Wood in the New York Times, January 29, 2007
  2. ^ "A Serbian Region Unravels With Its Textile Industry", article by Nicholas Wood in the New York Times, January 29, 2007


Slavojub G Panich, Noted Chemical engineer. Raised in Leskovac, Graduated from University of Belgrade. Masters of Chme Purdue University 1967. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


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See also

The Leskovac Airport (Serbian: Аеродром Лесковац or Aerodrom Leskovac) (ICAO: LYLE) is located 2. ...

External links

  • http://www.016info.com
  • http://www.airportleskovac.itgo.com/
  • http://www.nedesign.co.yu/
  • http://www.nedesignwebsolutions.com/

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