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Sumadija District

The SUMADIJA District expands in the central part of the Republic. It encompasses the municipalities of: Arandjelovac, Topola, Raca, Kragujevac, Batocina, Knic, and Lapovo. It has a population of 312,160. Seat of the District is in the city of Kragujevac. In the vicinity of Kragujevac stand the medieval monasteries, such as: the Annunciation monastery Divostin from the thirteenth century, the St. Nicholas monastery, believed to have existed at the time of the Kosovo Battle (1389), and the Draca monastery from unknown times.

In 1833 the first Serb Grammar School south of the Sava and the Drina rivers was founded in Kragujevac. Over the last fifty years this city of the Serb schooling bears a symbol of grief: in the Memorial Park in Sumarice there a monument to the executed pupils and teachers of this Grammar School. Wanting to give a frightening example to the entire Serbia, German fascists executed in Kragujevac in one day only, on October 21, 1941, 7,000 citizens, and among them about 300 pupils and 18 teachers of the Kragujevac Grammar School, including 15 boys from 8 to 15-year old.

Today Kragujevac is a modern industrial center of Serbia. The most famous is its "Crvena zastava" car factory.

Also prominent are the "21 oktobar" factory of car spare parts, and "Crvena Zvezda" can factory.

District Seat ADDRESS
34000 Kragujevac, 7 Save Kovacevica St.
Tel./Fax: 034-69 206, 67 730


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