Census of the Mitropoly of Belgrade Dating from 1826 Cover Image

Попис Београдске митрополије из 1826.
Census of the Mitropoly of Belgrade Dating from 1826

Author(s): Nedeljko Radosavljević
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Ecumenical Patriarchate; Mitropoly of Belgrade; census; district; principality; towns; villages; houses; settlement

Summary/Abstract: The Census of the Mitropoly of Belgrade dating from 1826 is kept in the Archives of Serbia, in the holdings of the Princely office, in the KK ХХХV thematic unit, Church and Clergy, under number 503. This Census represents the first document of this kind to be of Serbian origin, effectuated under the order of Serbian national authorities that got gradually established in the peaceful times of the Serbian revolution, in the period between the Second Serbian Uprising and the creation of the Principality of Serbia. Due to this, the information in contains differ from the censuses carried out by the church itself. In the Census of 1826, the information on the numerical state of the towns and villages in the Mitropoly of Belgrade have been given, as well as of the Orthodox Christian households in them. By doing so, the Serbian authorities were able to obtain the detailed insight into the state of the ecclesiastical structure. Beside the fact that the Census of the Mitropoly of Belgrade dating from 1826 is important for the study of the ecclesiastical history, it is also significant for the study of demographic trends, since it points out to the huge increase in numerical state of inhabitants of the Mitropoly that occurred in just two decades.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 161-192
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Serbian