In 2018, the Nisava District recorded 3,331 live births and 5,464 deaths, with the local population declining by 2,133 only due to a negative population growth of -5.9%, according to the latest figures by the National Statistics Office.
The Nisava District population has shrunk from 376,319, according to the 2011 census, to an estimated 362,331 in 2018.
A negative natural population growth was also registered in other districts in southeastern Serbia.
Last year, the Pirot District had a negative population growth of -11%, with 610 live births and 1,547 deaths.
In 2018, the lowest negative population growth of -14.8% was reported in the Zajecar District, with 599 live births and 1,591 deaths.
Last year, only six towns, that is, municipalities in Serbia registered a population growth, of which only two in southern Serbia - Bujanovac and Presevo.