Stragari

Stragari

Serbia Municipality
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Stragari

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Stragari (Serbian Cyrillic: Страгари) is a village and municipality situated in the central part of Šumadija District in Serbia. The municipality of Stragari is one of the five municipalities of Kragujevac city.

Geography

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Located at and at 250&nbsp;m above sea level, it lies 30&nbsp;km northwest of Kragujevac and about 120&nbsp;km south of state capital, Belgrade.

It lies on the outfall of Srebrnica river intо Jasenica River, on the northeastern side of the Rudnik Mountain (highest peak - Cvijić's peak, 1,132&nbsp;m).

Stragari with 10 surrounding villages forms one of five municipalities of city of Kragujevac. Estimated population of the municipality is 4,500.

In Stragari is one of the biggest asbestos mines in Europe.<br clear="left">

History

In 1425 Stefan Lazarević held a major meeting in Srebrnice because of the question on who would succeed him to the Serb throne (he had no children), he chose Đurađ Branković.Stragari is mentioned for the first time in Turkish census documentation in 1476 as Strgar. At that time, Stragari had only 39 households. From 1717 to 1739 the town saw a large influx of Austrians. It received the status of town in 1922.

In monastery Voljavča (Вољавча) near Stragari in 1805. the First Serbian government (called "Praviteljstvujušči sovjet") held their first sessions.

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