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Town and municipality
Coat of arms of Bojnik
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Bojnik within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Bojnik within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°01′N 21°44′E / 43.017°N 21.733°E / 43.017; 21.733Coordinates: 43°01′N 21°44′E / 43.017°N 21.733°E / 43.017; 21.733
Country  Serbia
Region Southern and Eastern Serbia
District Jablanica
Settlements 36
 • Mayor Jovica Aranđelović (independent)
 • Town 9.87 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
 • Municipality 264 km2 (102 sq mi)
Elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 6,688
 • Town density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Municipality 11,073
 • Municipality density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16205
Area code +381(0)16
Car plates LE

Bojnik (Serbian Cyrillic: Бојник) is a village and municipality located in Jablanica District of southern Serbia. It is located some 20 km west from Leskovac. According to 2011 census, the population of the village is 6,688 while population of the municipality was 11,073.


Much of the population settled in after World War II because on 17 February 1942, Bulgarian occupation forces in one day killed all 476 inhabitants of Bojnik, including women, children and the elderly. The massacre was in response to the alleged sheltering of Partisans.[3]


Bojnik municipality is located in southern Serbia and it is surrounded by municipality of Medveđa in the south-west, municipality of Lebane in the south, municipality of Leskovac in the east, and municipalities of Žitorađa and Prokuplje in the north.


Aside from the village of Bojnik, the following villages consist the municipality of Bojnik:


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1948 21,895 —    
1953 22,329 +0.39%
1961 20,838 −0.86%
1971 18,801 −1.02%
1981 16,246 −1.45%
1991 14,498 −1.13%
2002 13,118 −0.91%
2011 11,104 −1.83%
Source: [4]

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 9,197
Romani 1,649
Montenegrins 17
Macedonians 10
Others 231
Total 11,104

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  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 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ Edward Palmer Thompson, Beyond the Frontier: The Politics of a Failed Mission, Bulgaria 1944 (Stanford University Press, 1997), pg 23.
  4. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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