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Municipality of Paracin

Mayor of the municipality:
Saša Paunović, electronics engineer, master`s degree
Since 2000 to 2004. Had a function of president of executive board. On 2004. Elections was elected for president of Paracin municipality, and after the local elections year 2008. He still has that function. He is the president of The Standing Conference of Cities and Municipalities since December 2009.
Won a NALED ‘reformatory of the year’ award on December of 2009. for his work.
Contact:
Tel: +381 (0)35 563 007; Fax: +381 (0)35 563 165
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Year of foundation: Written recordings on the name of Paraćin as a ''square with panađur'' and ''square on Parakin`s boat'' originate from XIV century (27/14 September 1375).

Location: Europe, Serbia, in the middle part of Central Serbia of the river Crnica, 156 km south of Belgrade, towards Niš, at the international Highway E-75 (Corridor 10).
Paraćin is situated at the crossroads of the following directions: at the beginning of international road E-761 towards Zaječar and Bulgaria; at the connection to the traffic artery E-760 towards Kruševac, Kraljevo and farther towards Montenegro and Bosnia; the distance between Paraćin and Niš is 80 km (crossroads that continue towards Middle East), and from the Adriatic Sea 500 km.

Territory: It is a part of the region Šumadija and Pomoravlje - it belongs to Pomoravlje region. The town of Paraćin is situated 3,5 km away from the right bank of the river Morava, on the route of the Crnica river that runs through the centre of the town. The municipality of Paraćin occupies a great part of plentiful and fertile Middle Pomoravlje, the territory of the municipality of Paraćin goes down from Kučaj`s Mountains in the east towards the Velika Morava River in the west, stripped with the streams of the rivers Crnica and Grza.
Paraćin lies on 43045' – 43059 northern geographic latitude and 18055' – 19025' eastern geographic longitude, at the average sea-level of 130m. Agricultural land occupies 33.511 hectares (about 64%), while 16.854 hectares (about 36%). are covered with forests.
Municipality Paraćin consists of the town and 33 villages on the area of 541,7 km sq.

Climate: Moderately continental, average temperature -08oC in January and 22oC in July, average rainfall 644 mm2

Population: According to Census from 2002 there are 58.301 inhabitants in Paraćin, 43% in the town itself.

National structure: Most inhabitants are Serbian while other nationalities are minor 97%. The most numerous minority is Gypsy 0,82%, then Montenegrian 0,18%, Romanian 0,17%, Macedonian 0,13% and Croatian 0,10%, which can be explained
by the closeness of the borders with the related countries and the migration of inhabitants from former Yugoslav republics.

Average age: The highest percentage of population is represented by adult population 46.323 (79%). 38.052 (65%) of inhabitants belong to the category of work- capable, in the range of 15 – 64 of age, while the most numerous population, amounting to13.415 (23%) in the range of 40 – 55 . Average age of population is 41,07 while aging index amounts to 101,39.

Average salary: Average gross wage in December 2009 was 430 € and Average net wage 332 € for same period.

Main industry: Paraćin, the town of 128 years`long tradition of direct foreign investments. The first factory in Paraćin, textile factory, started work in 1882, investors, Czech manufacturers, Minh brothers. Paraćin became a well-known industrial centre, town of textile, cement, glass and confectionery goods.

Main industries are the following: Chemical and non-metal industry, food and construction industries.

Srpska fabrika stakla Paraćin (Glass factory) deals with production of concave glass, privatized in 2007 by a Bulgarian company called Rubin, and since 2009 Srbijagas has become a majority owner 63%. Employs 1720 workers.
HOLCIM DOO Srbija Swiss company that deals with cement production , in 2002 privatized the cement factory Novi Popovac. There are 419 workers in the company.
Rofix Paraćin Austrian company that deals with construction materials production, realized its investment in 2004. Employed 26 workers.
Local entrepreneurs who deal with construction industry are as follows:
FGM MARKO TODOROVIĆ - MATOX – Factory of construction materials, paints and lacquer, employs 25 workers.
PP Grading Construction entreprise, employs 190 workers.

GP Ljuba Invest Construction entreprise employs 20 workers.

Infrastructure:

Telecommunications
- Municipality is covered with telephone land and mobile lines.
- Internet communications are created by ADSL and wireless.

Electric power
- Paraćin power supply is provided using the two lines form Kruševac and Jagodina
- 3 TS of 110/10 kV; 5 TS 35/10 kV; above 300 TS 10/0.4 kV

Gas supply
High pressure main regional gas supply line runs through the territory of Paraćin Municipality. Length of gas supply network is 150 km, capacity 6,000 consumers.
Current number of consumers is 790.

Water supply system

Water supply network covers 65% of the municipal population, and sewerage system cover 95 % of the urban area.


Slogan: Let us integrate tradition with economic development
 

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