City of Kragujevac


Kragujevac is center of Sumadija and the largest city in central Serbia. Kragujevac is the third administrative, detention, industrial center of Serbia. Its wide offer offers the most diverse contents, so that over time it has become one of the most sought-after tourist destinations.

History of Kragujevac

Traces of human life dating back to prehistoric times have been found in this area. Before the Slavs, the ancient Illyrians and Romans lived in the area of the city of Kragujevac. The name Kragujevac itself is mentioned for the first time in documents from 1476. During the Turkish rule, this territory fell under Austrian rule. However, the most important period for Kragujevac began in 1818, when it was declared the capital of Serbia.
Kragujevac today - Kragujevac today has about 190,000 inhabitants and is one of the largest and most developed cities in Serbia. By its size, Kragujevac is the fourth city in Serbia. Today, Kragujevac is also the center of industrial and economic development of the entire Šumadija and Pomoravlje, and in addition it is the administrative center of the central part of the country. The heritage of this city, as well as its rich history, are really great and important for the whole of Serbia.

Geography and climate of Kragujevac

The city of Kragujevac is located in the heart of Serbia. It is located in the valley between the mountain Rudnik and Crni vrh. The city was built on the banks of the river Lepenica and its altitude is at an altitude of 173-220 m. In addition, Kragujevac has a very specific relief, so that hilly landscapes and plains change.
The climate here is temperate-continental and the coldest month is January, while the warmest month is July. Temperatures, in general, do not often go below zero in winter. The number of days under snow is about 34, mostly during the month of January. The highest precipitation occurs in June and the average precipitation is 83 l / m².

Demography of Kragujevac

The settlement of Kragujevac has 192,176 inhabitants. The number of adults is 117317.
The average age of the population is 38.3 years

Tradition and culture of Kragujevac

When it comes to the rich tradition and culture of Kragujevac, then it is safe to say that this is a city that can boast of significant events in the field of culture and tradition. In addition, Kragujevac is proud of its beautiful architecture and numerous buildings of great importance for the whole country.
Memorial complex is one of the most important and most famous symbols of Kragujevac, which has become an indispensable and unavoidable part of the city itself. The suffering that happened in that area is, unfortunately, today an unbreakable link with this city, and the memory that Kragujevac brings is painful, but necessary so that such unfortunate events would never happen again.

City of Kragujevac - Country Serbia, Region Šumadija and Western Serbia, District Šumadija
Founded 1476
Area - Rank 22nd in Serbia, Urban 82.83 km2 (31.98 sq mi), Administrative 835 km2 (322 sq mi)
Elevation 173 m (568 ft)
Population (2011 census) - Rank 4th in Serbia, Urban 150,835, Urban density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi), Administrative 179,417, Administrative density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET), Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code - СРБ-34 000, Area code(s) +381 34
ISO 3166 code SRB


Contact Information

Faculty of Engineering          University of Kragujevac

Sestre Janjić street, no. 6 - 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia

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