Mačva District

Mačva District
Мачвански округ
Mačvanski okrug
District of Serbia

Location of Mačva District in Serbia
Country Serbia
Administrative centre Šabac
  Commissioner n/a
  Total 3,268 km2 (1,262 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
  Total 298,931
  Density 91.5/km2 (237/sq mi)
Municipalities 6 and 2 cities
Settlements 228
- Cities and towns 5
- Villages 223

The Mačva District (Serbian: Мачвански округ / Mačvanski okrug) pronounced [mǎtʃʋanskiː ôkruːɡ]) is a district of Serbia. The District expands in the western parts of Serbia, in the geographical regions of Mačva, Podrinje, Posavina, and Pocerina. It has a population of 298,931 people. The administrative centre of the Mačva district is Šabac.

Cities and municipalities

The district encompasses the cities and municipalities of:


According to the last official census done in 2011, the Маčva District has 298,931 inhabitants. 29.14% of the population lives in the urban areas. Ethnic composition of the district:

Ethnic group Population

History and culture

Famous monuments can be seen in the vicinity of Šabac, dedicated to events from the history of Serbian people: the Monument to Karađorđe and Serbian Heroes of the First Serbian Uprising and the Museum of the Battle of Mišar, the remnants of the ancient cities on the banks of the Sava river: Novo Selo, the site of the King Milutin's Palace and Kosanin grad, the medieval fortress on the Cer Mountain.

Not far away from Loznica stands the village of Tršić, the birthplace of the reformer of Serbian language and orthography, Vuk Karadžić. From Tršić, a footpath leads to the Tronoša Monastery, one of the oldest medieval endowments of the Nemanjić dynasty. This fourteenth-century monastery played an important part in the preservation of Serbian culture and tradition. Over a long period, particularly during the fourteenth century, a copying school tradition was nourished in it for its own and other monasteries' needs. This preserved the historic and cultural documents of the Serbian people.


The economy of this region is characterized by the big companies like Elixir Zorka chemical industry, "Mlekara Šabac" diary plant and others. In the 2000-s, one of the biggest exporters from this district was a tin mill, a subsidiary of Železara Smederevo. It produced more than 200,000 tones of tin plate per year.

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