Vranje


Vranje

Infobox Serbia municipality
native_name = Врање|official_name=Vranje
image_shield = Vranje.jpg
district = Pčinja
mayor = Miroljub Stojčić (SPS)
area_km2 = 860
population_total = 55052 | mpop=87288
latd = 42| latm = 33|longd = 21| longm = 54
code = 17
settlements = 105
plates = VR
postal_code = 17500
website = www.vranje.org.yu/
notes =

Vranje (Serbian Cyrillic: Врање; Bulgarian: Враня, "Vranya"; Turkish: "Vranya") is a town and municipality located in Serbia at 42.57° North, 21.91° East. In 2002 the town had total population of 55,052, while population of municipality was 87,288. It is the administrative center of the Pčinja District of Serbia, encompassing the Vranje's Valley. Central Serbia's two land border crossings with the Republic of Macedonia lie within the district. Its population has been permanently refreshed by the newcomers from its surroundings as well by the refugees who, under the Albanian ethnic pressure, emigrated from Kosovo and Metochia during the last 2 centuries. The last wave of emigration was one in 1999, following the NATO campaign against Serbia.

Name and history

Its name stems from old word for "black" ("vran") in Serbian language and first appears in the Alexiad (9, 4) by Byzantine princess and scholar Anna Comnena (1083 – 1153).

Geography

Municipality of Vranje is located between municipalities of Bujanovac, Trgovište, Bosilegrad, Surdulica, Vladičin Han, Leskovac, and Kosovska Kamenica (which is in Kosovo and Metochia).

Culture

Vranje is famous for its popular, old music, lively and melancholic at the same time. The best known music is from the theater piece with music “Kostana”, by Bora Stankovic. This original music style has been renewed recently by taking quite different and quite specific, and more oriental form, with rich brass instruments contribution. It is played particularly by the Vranje Roma, who are often referred to as Gypsies (a devaluated term which wrongly implies their Egyptian origin).

Famous or notable citizens

* Borisav (Bora) Stanković (* March 31 1875, Vranje; † October 22 1927, Belgrade), a Serbian writer.
* Miroslav-Cera Mihajlović, contemporary poet.
* Jovan Hadži-Vasiljević, (1866-1946), historian.
* Djordje Tasić, (1892-1943), one of the most notable Serbian jurists.
* Justin Popović (1894-1979), theologian and philosopher.
* Physicians: Dr. Kopsa, chest physician, one of founders of medicine in Vranje; Dr. Dragoljub Mihajlović.
* Scientists: Marjan Bosković, (MD), anatomy professor, born in Kriva Feja, a village above Vranje; Dragan Pavlović, (MD); Dragoslav Mitrinović, mathematician.
* Painters: Dage, Zoran Petrusijević, Suzana Stojanović.
* Musicians: Bakija Bakić (†), Stanisa Stosić (†2008).

Population through history

*1900: 10,586
*1905: 10,110
*1910: 10,487
*1921: 8,221
*1931: 9,817
*1941: 11,000 (estimate)
*1948: 10,472
*1953: 12,690
*1961: 17,261
*1971: 27,959
*1981: 44,094
*1991: 51,122
*2002: 55,052
*2007: "59,586" (estimate)

Municipality

Municipality of Vranje include following settlements:

*Aleksandrovac
*Babina Poljana
*Barbarušince
*Barelić
*Beli Breg
*Bojin Del
*Bresnica
*Bujkovac
*Buljesovce
*Buštranje
*Crni Lug
*Crni Vrh
*Čestelin
*Ćukovac
*Ćurkovica
*Davidovac
*Dobrejance
*Donja Otulja
*Donje Punoševce
*Donje Trebešinje
*Donje Žapsko
*Donji Neradovac
*Dragobužde
*Drenovac
*Dubnica
*Duga Luka
*Dulan
*Dupeljevo
*Golemo Selo
*Gornja Otulja
*Gornje Punoševce
*Gornje Trebešinje
*Gornje Žapsko
*Gornji Neradovac
*Gradnja
*Gumerište
*Izumno
*Katun
*Klašnjice
*Klisurica
*Koćura
*Kopanjane
*Korbevac
*Korbul
*Kriva Feja
*Kruševa Glava
*Kumarevo
*Kupinince
*Lalince
*Lepčince
*Leva Reka
*Lipovac
*Lukovo
*Margance
*Mečkovac
*Mijakovce
*Mijovce
*Milanovo
*Milivojce
*Moštanica
*Nastavce
*Nesvrta
*Nova Brezovica
*Oblička Sena
*Ostra Glava
*Panevlje
*Pavlovac
*Pljačkovica
*Preobraženje
*Prevalac
*Prvonek
*Ranutovac
*Rataje
*Ribince
*Ristovac
*Roždace
*Rusce
*Sebevranje
*Sikirje
*Slivnica
*Smiljević
*Soderce
*Srednji Del
*Stance
*Stara Brezovica
*Stari Glog
*Strešak
*Stropsko
*Struganica
*Studena
*Surdul
*Suvi Dol
*Tesovište
*Tibužde
*Toplac
*Trstena
*Tumba
*Urmanica
*Uševce
*Viševce
*Vlase
*Vranje
*Vranjska Banja
*Vrtogoš
*Zlatokop

Ethnic groups (2002 census)

Ethnic grooups in the Vranje municipality:
*Serbs = 81,198
*Roma = 4,647
*others

ee also

*List of cities in Serbia

External links

* [http://www.vranje.info About Vranje]

Gallery


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vranje — Врање Héraldique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vranje — (Cirílico Serbio: Врање; Búlgaro: Враня, Vranya; turco: Vranya) es un pueblo situado en Serbia. Se encuentra a 451 msnm y su ubicación geográfica está en las coordenadas 42° 33 5 norte y 21° 54 1 este. Categoría: Localidades de Serbia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vranje — Врање Vranje …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vranje — Original name in latin Vranje Name in other language Ivranya, Vrane, Vranie, Vranja, Vranje, Vranya, beulane, franyy, fu la nie, vuranye, wranyh, Вране, Враня, Врање State code RS Continent/City Europe/Belgrade longitude 42.55139 latitude… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Vranje — Sp Vrãnė Ap Врање/Vranje L Serbija …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Vranje Motel — (Вране,Сербия) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Radnicka 10, 17000 Вране, Сер …   Каталог отелей

  • Vranje Selo — Pays  Croatie Comitat Istrie Municipalité Vižinada Population (village) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zavarivac Vranje — Zavarivač Vranje Zavarivač a.d. Vranje Création 1970 Personnages clés Srboljub Vasil …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Simpo Vranje — Logo de Simpo Vranje Création 1963 Personnages clés Slađan Disić, Président …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alfa plam Vranje — Logo de Alfa plam Vranje Création 1948 Personnages clés Ilić Velin, Président …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.