| Sijarinska_Banja | Vrapce | Lece | Medevce | Varadin | Gornji_Gajtan | Donji_Gajtan | Marovac | Bogunovac | Mala_Braina | Sijarina | Petrilje | Negosavlje | Gazdare | Rujkovac | Sponce | Retkocer | Mrkonje | Gurgutovo | Gubavce | Ravna_Banja | Stara_Banja | Drence | Grbavce |
|Municipality and Town|
|• Mayor||Slobodan Drašković|
|• Municipality||524 km2 (202 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+381 16|
Medveđa (Serbian Cyrillic: Медвеђа, pronounced [ˈmɛdvɛdʑa]) is a town and municipality in Jablanica District of Serbia. According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Medveđa has a population of 7,296 people, while the town has a population of 2,841.
Its name is derived from the Serbian word medved (медвед) ("bear" in English), hence the full meaning of the name would be "the place of the bears".
When the territory was part of the Roman Empire, the town had the name of Idimum and the status of mansia.
Architectural debris dating to the 4th century AD lay at various locations of the town, as it was a transitory zone of Upper Moesia, travel and postal stations are among the finds.
In the Albanian language, town is called Medvegjë.
The Medveđa municipality includes the town of Medveđa, the spa town of Sijarinska Banja, and the following villages:
One of the least developed municipalities in Serbia. It has many natural advantages for tourism development, because it is near the spa resort with dozens of mineral springs in Sijarinska Spa, and Tulare. On its territory there are mineral resources for mining, semi-precious stones and marble-onyx. The most promising branches of industry is mining, in mine and flotation "Lece", within the Group FARMAKOM, quality products. Great prospects for development in agriculture has, and industries such as livestock (sheep, goats, cows) and fruit (plums, pears, apples, quince) and the timber industry and processing.
|This article is outdated. (November 2011)|
In 1991, the population of the Medveđa municipality was composed of: 
In 2002, the population of the Medveđa municipality was composed of:
In 2002, the population of the Medveđa town was composed of:
Settlements with absolute or relative Serb majority are: Medveđa, Bogunovac, Borovac, Varadin, Velika Braina, Donji Bučumet, Donji Gajtan, Donja Lapaštica, Drence, Đulekare, Lece, Maćedonce, Maćedonce (Retkocersko), Medevce, Mrkonje, Negosavlje, Petrilje, Poroštica, Pusto Šilovo, Ravna Banja, Retkocer, Rujkovac, Sijarinska Banja, Srednji Bučumet, Stubla, Tulare, Crni Vrh, and Čokotin.
Settlements with absolute or relative Albanian majority population are: Gornja Lapaštica, Grbavce,Kapit, Svirce, Sijarina, Stara Banja and Tupale.
Settlements with absolute or relative Montenegrins majority are: Mala Braina and Marovac.
Settlements with absolute or relative Undeclared majority are Sponce and Vrapce.
Seats in the municipality parliament won in 2004 local elections: 
Between 1999 and 2001, an ethnic Albanian guerilla organization, known as the "Liberation Army of Preševo, Medveđa and Bujanovac", operated in this region with a goal to secede these three municipalities from Yugoslavia and join them to Kosovo as a part of the Greater Albanian ideal.
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