|— Municipality and Town —|
|• Mayor||Nebojša Videnović (URS)|
|• Municipality||856 km2 (331 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+381 30|
Bor (Serbian Cyrillic: Бор) is a town and municipality located in eastern Serbia, with one of the largest copper mines in Europe and it has been a mining centre since 1904, when a French company began operations there. It is the administrative center of the Bor District of Serbia. The population of the town is 33,328, while municipality has 48,155.
The name is derived from the Serbian word Bor (Бор), meaning "pine".
In 1903 the mine of Bor was opened which was important moment for the development of Bor. The poet Miklós Radnóti wrote here some of the most beautiful poems ever written in Hungarian during his forced labour (1944) in the copper mines. Since 1947 Bor officially has a town status - at the time its population was 11,000.
Bor municipality includes the town of Bor and the following villages:
- Donja Bela Reka
Since the mid-1990s and during the time of sanctions on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, production in this mine dropped significantly from the very prosperous 1970s and 1980s. This has been due to both diminishing reserves and the inability to obtain new equipment that would most efficiently gather the remaining ore no longer of high grade. Copper mining is the key basis of Bor's economy and the effects of decreased production can be seen all over the town.
On March 6, 2007, RTB Bor (Bors mining company) was sold to Romanian Cuprom for US$400 Million. Cuprom has pledged to modernise the production facilities in RTB Bor and Majdanpek mines, in order to improve the productivity levels. This is seen as the breakthrough deal that the city of Bor needed to speed up its much needed economic reforms.  However, due to Cuproms failure to meet a deadline regarding the financing, the Serbian government had cut the deal and the complex was put up for privatization once again.
On February 7, 2008, the Austrian consortium A-TEC acquired the eastern Serbia based copper mining and smelting complex for USD 466mn with a further USD 237mn to follow in the next two years. The buyer is also obliged not to lay off any of the company's 4,691 employees which is seen as a major breakthrough in the revitalization of the Bor economy.
Currently, the average gross monthly wage in the city of Bor is US $730 (RSD 54649, EUR 540, 944NZD ) - As of August 2011 
This average monthly wage is set to receive a large increase as soon as the modernizing of RTB Bor begins(Including the flow-on effects, i.e. Further business investment in the city, etc.)
Since A-TEC did not acquire copper mining and smelting complex (RTB BOR), Privatization Agency announced new tender for strategic partner for RTB, on 27.02.2009.
Tennis Academy "Viktor Troicki" 
On 16 December 2010 in Bor town was officially announced that from 2011 in this town in Serbia will start Troicki's Tennis Academy, which will carry his name "Viktor Troicki". The Academy will cover 12,000 square meters, close to five-stars hotel "Jezero". Troicki said that he will use every free moment to stay in Bor, especially to spend time in his academy.
Sport Center 
Sport Center Bor (Serbian: Спортски центар Бор/Sportski centar Bor) is an indoor sporting arena. The capacity of the arena is 3,000 people for seating, and 4,000 with the ground. It is currently home to the KK Bor basketball team.
Seats in the municipality parliament won in the 2010 local elections: 
- United Regions of Serbia, Socialdemocratic party - Mlađan Dinkić (10)
- Za evropski Bor (For European Bor) - DS, SPO,VDS, DHSS (7)
- "Promene za Bor (Changes for Bor) - Tomislav Nikolić" - SNS, NS, Pokret socijalista, GG "Vlasi Krajine", GG "Vlaški pokret ujedinjenja" (7)
- Socijalistička partija Srbije - Partija udruženih penzionera Srbije- Jedinstvena Srbija- Ivica Dačić (5)
- "Jedinstveni za Bor (United for Bor) - dr Predrag Balašević" - VDSS, Romska partija (2)
- Liberalno - demokratska partija - Čedomir Jovanović (2)
- Demokratska stranka Srbije - Vojislav Koštunica (2)
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Ethnic groups in the municipality 
In the 1991 census, Bor municipality had 59,900 residents, the absolute majority declaring themselves as Serbs.
In the 2002 census, the population of the Bor municipality numbered 55,817 residents, and was composed of:
According to the 2002 census, the settlements in the Bor municipality with Serb ethnic majority are: Bor, Brestovac, Donja Bela Reka, and Oštrelj. The settlements with Vlach ethnic majority are: Bučje, Gornjane, Krivelj, Luka, Metovnica, Tanda, Topla, and Šarbanovac. Ethnically mixed settlements are: Zlot (with relative Serb majority) and Slatina (with relative Vlach majority).
Ethnic groups in the town 
Bor is one of the towns with the most different nations of people living in. Total of 32 different nationalities are represented among the population of Bor. In the 2002 census, the population of the Bor town numbered 39,387 residents, and was composed of:
- Serbs = 32,977 (83,23%)
- Vlachs = 2,352 (5,97%)
- Roma = 1,216 (3,08%)
- Macedonians = 507 (1,28%)
- Yugoslavs = 251 (0,63%)
- Montenegrins = 192 (0,48%)
The number of residents has dropped since air pollution has caused many people to leave the town.
International relations 
Twin towns — Sister cities 
Bor is twinned with:
See also 
- "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in The Republic of Serbia: Ethnicity - Data by municipalities and cities". Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2012. ISBN 978-86-6161-023-3. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
- "Bor (Serbia) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- "[Projekat Rastko] Nikola Tasic: Eneolitske kulture centralnog i zapadnog Balkana". Rastko.rs. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- Ozsváth, Zsuzsanna (2000). In the footsteps of Orpheus: the life and times of Miklós Radnóti. Indiana University Press. pp. 202–203. ISBN 978-0-253-33801-3. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
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- "News - Business & Economy - Austrian A-TEC buys RTB Bor". B92. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- Average salaries and wages paid in August 2011
- "Agencija za privatizaciju". Priv.rs. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- "Ustanova Sportski Centar Bor". EKapija Business Portal.
- D. Stojanović (19. 07. 2010.). "Aerodrom u Boru bez struje i vode". Blic.
- Knjiga 1, Stanovništvo, nacionalna ili etnička pripadnost, podaci po naseljima, Republički zavod za statistiku, Beograd, februar 2003, ISBN 86-84433-00-9
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