Contemporary Changes  in the Development and Distribution of the Population of the Town of Čačak Cover Image

Савремене промене у развоју и размештају становништва града Чачка
Contemporary Changes in the Development and Distribution of the Population of the Town of Čačak

Author(s): Ana Vrbnik, Dragica R. Gatarić
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Social development, Demography and human biology, Environmental interactions, Migration Studies
Published by: Географски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: the Town of Čačak;natural and migration movement of population;depopulation;emigration;immigration;urbanization;socio-geographic transformation of settlements and space;

Summary/Abstract: From 1960 to 1980, Serbia went through a huge socio-geographic transformation due to the influence of industrialization and urbanization. Simultaneoulsy, besides the transition of active population from primary into secondary and tertiary activities, there was a movement from rural into urban areas as well as strong transformation of both rural and urban settlements. Emigration played a dominant role in the decrease of rural population, while immigration had an important role in the increase of urban population. All this influenced the natural component of general migration of the population. New tendencies in migration and distribution of the population emerged since the eighties of the last century, which are characterized by a rapid decrease of the population in rural areas and stagnation and slow increase of urban population due to low immigration and rapid decrease of population growth. Similar processes took place on geospatial territory of today’s town – former municipality of Čačak. In order to determine these processes this paper analyses the relationship between natural and migration determinants of the development of the population in the municipality i.e. the Town of Čačak.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 151-168
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian