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City of Kragujevac

Kragujevac is located in the central part of the Republic of Serbia, 140 kilometers south from capitol Belgrade. Kragujevac, as the largest city in the region of Sumadija with its approximately 293.398 inhabitants, is the region's administrative, industrial, cultural, educational and health hub, which alone has 179.417 citizens by records made in census in year 2011. The region covers the area of 835 square kilometers and consists of 57 settlements and 78 local communities. There are around 1.500 large, middle and small companies doing business here, including many large international companies such as Fiat Chrisler Automobiles, Johnson Controls, SIGIT, Meggle, TPV, Scolz, Viator Vector, Rapp Marine, Hodlmayer, etc. Ten important cultural institutions of regional, and some of national significance, cherishing theatrical, fine arts, folklore, and industrial heritage, some of them continuing over one century old tradition, are situated in Kragujevac. Numerous cultural festivals and events are taking place annually and biennially, presenting stage performances for adults, high school students and children alike, followed by classic, choir and popular music festivals, as well as antiwar cartoons salon. The University of Kragujevac is composed of 11 faculties. This is the city of rich history and cultural heritage. In the following 2018 it is going to celebrate 200 anniversary since it was proclaimed the first capitol of the modern Serbian state. Consequently, it was the place where the first modern constitution was adopted and the most important judicial, cultural, educational, health care and industrial institutions were founded. It was already in the 19th century that exchange of knowledge, ideas, experiences and craftsmanship with foreigners in our city proved the importance of international cooperation in all mentioned spheres of society, thus, continuing down this path there is great interest to enhance this kind of activities.

City of Užice

Užice is a city and the administrative centre of the Zlatibor District in western Serbia. It is located on the banks of the river Detinja. According to the 2011 census, the city has in itself a population of 59,747. The City municipality of Užice is one of two city municipalities (with the City municipality of Sevojno) which constitute the City of Užice. According to the 2011 census results, the municipality has 70,939 inhabitants.

Municipality of Bac

The municipality of Bac is located in the southwestern part of the extensive Pannonian plain, in Vojvodina, even closer in the southwestern part of Backa. The Bac municipality is a border town, its western border is the Danube River, 43 km long. The Danube-Tisa-Danube canal also flows through Bac. The most important and largest events in the municipality of Bac are „Backi kotli?“ (August) and „Days of European Heritage - Days of Bac“ (September). The most important attractions that also make up the tourist offer are: Fortress Bac - from the 14th century, it is the best preserved medieval fortification in the area of Vojvodina, Franciscan monastery - from the 12th century, located in the center of Bac, the complex consists of a monastery complex, in the shape of a square, with an inner courtyard and the church of the Assumption of Mary, the remains of the Turkish bath „HAMAM“ - most likely built after 1578 and is a valuable testimony of the period of Ottoman domination in this area, Monastery Bodjani - 15th century, the monastery complex consists of a church, lodgings and accompanying economic facilities, then ethno houses and ethno settings that preserve the rich traditions of the peoples of this region (Serbs, Slovaks, Šokci, Hungarians, Croats, Bosniaks...), then the landscaped „Provala“ lake with a sandy beach and a camping area , numerous catering facilities, restorans on the Danube. „ EuroVelo 6“- international cycle path runs through the municipality of Bac for a length of 43 km, and its entire length follows the most beautiful parts of our area: the Danube hunting ground of Plavna with its beautiful nature, the Danube bank, through the vast Pannonian plain, next to the chards on the Danube. Cycling tourism in the municipality of Bac, as well as in Serbia, is increasingly popular and attracts a large number of tourists.

Municipality of Bajina Bašta

The municipality of Bajina Bašta is situated in Zlatibor District, at the foot of mountain massifs (Tara, Mavlen, Povlen) and Drina river. It covers an area of 673 km2 with the population of 26,022. It has been inhabited continuously for the last 7000 years. Excavations during the 60s of the 20th century showed the continuity of the settlement throughout the Neolithic until the very transition to the Metal Age. As a town settlement, Bajina Bašta was created in the middle of the 19th century. Intensive economic development began in 1966, when the "Perucac" hydroelectric power plant, the second largest in Serbia, was officially put into operation. The Raca Monastery represents the most significant and attractive cultural and historical value on the territory of Bajina Bašta. During the Second World War, Miroslav's Gospel, the oldest Serbian book written in the 12th century, was hidden here from the Germans. The Racan copying school was located about a 40-minute walk along the Raca river, The climate in Bajina Bašta is moderate-continental, and it is near lakes of Perucac and Zaovine. Tara National Park, which is one of the most important natural treasures of Serbia, covers an area of 19,175 hectares and is home to many protected plant and animal species. In addition to Pancic's spruce - a Balkan endemic that survived the Great Ice Age in very limited habitats in the middle course of the Drina River, and Pancic's grasshopper - a local endemic, for which this area is the only habitat, this mountain is a habitat for 53 species of mammals, 153 species of birds and 40 kind of fish. The basis of Bajina Bašta's economy is the Bajina Bašta Hydroelectric Power Plant, with a power of about 1000 megawatts. During the transition period, the city, like many other cities, impoverished and lost, especially in the area of economic activities. Raspberry growing and wood processing form the backbone of the economic development of this region. A large part of the territory represents the slopes of Mount Tara. Drina river canyon, Perucac lake and Zaovine are tourist destinations. Numerous viewpoints on Tara and Mitrovac are special attractions for tourists. Hospitality, accommodation, and catering facilities are famous far and wide.

Municipality of Bujanovac

Municipality of Bujanovac is very important and interesting place at the Corridor X. It is intersection toward North Macedonia and Kosovo. It consists of 59 settlements oranized in 30 local communities. Inhabitants are Serbs, Albanians and Gypsies. This municipality is rich with geothermal and drinking water (Bujanovac's Spa, Factories of mineral waters "Heba" and "Bivoda"). The main activity is agriculture. Beside this, the main branches of industry are mining, furniture production, construction, food production etc. Agriculture is also developed.

Municipality of Svrljig

The area of the municipality of Svrljig covers the central part of the Carpathian-Balkan mountain range in eastern Serbia. The area that administratively belongs to it approximately coincides with the upper and part of the middle basin of Svrljiški Timok. It covers the Svrljig valley with the surrounding mountain elevations: the mountain range of the Svrljig mountains (Zeleni vrh 1334m) in the south, the branch of Paješki kamen (1074m) in the east, Tresibaba (786m), in the north and the mountain massif Kurila (Kalafat 839m) and its branches in the west. It is bounded on the northwest by the Golak area, on the north by the Knjaževac valley, on the east by the Zaglavak area, on the southeast by the Belopalanka valley, on the south by the Belopalanka valley, and then on the Si?eva?ka gorge area, Niš and Aleksinac valley, on the south and southwest. The area of the municipality is 497 km², and it is inhabited by one city central settlement with 38 villages. The tourist guide of the municipality of Svrljig can be found on the website of the "Center for Tourism, Culture and Sports"

Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities - National Association of Local Authorities in Serbi

The Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities – National Association of Towns and Municipalities of Serbia (SCTM), founded in 1953, gathers towns, municipalities and town municipalities. Our mission is to represent the interests of members and support their development through joint activities, providing high quality services in accordance with EU standards, in order to create the conditions for developed and efficient local self-government. We especially represent the interests of local authorities in the EU integration process and international cooperation.

The city of Vranje

The city of Vranje is located in southern Serbia, in the central part of the Pcinja district. It borders with 5 municipalities of Pcinja district - in the north with the municipalities of Vladi?in Han and Surdulica, in the east with the municipality of Bosilegrad, in the south with the municipalities of Bujanovac and Trgovište, and in the northwestern part with 3 municipalities of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo, Kosovska Kamenica, Novo Brdo and Gjilan.The territory of the city of Vranje covers an area of 860 km², and consists of a total of 105 settlements, urban settlements Vranje and Vranjska Banja and 103 rural settlements organized in 32 local communities. Vranjska Banja has the status of a City Municipality. According to the 2011 census, the number of residents in the city is 83,524 inhabitants. The center of the city is the town of Vranje. The city is located in the northwestern part of the Vrana basin, on the left bank of the South Morava. It is located in at the foot of Pja?kovica (1231m), Krstilovica (1154m) and the State (731m) and represents economic, administrative, health, educational and cultural center of Pcinjski district.