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Kragujevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Крагујевац, pronounced [ˈkrǎɡujeʋat͡s] ( listen)) is the fowert lairgest ceety in Serbie, the main ceety o the Šumadija region an the administrative centre o Šumadija Destrict. It is situatit on the banks o the Lepenica River. On the 2002 census, the ceety haed 211,580

Kragujevac wis the first caipital o modren Serbie (1818–1839), an the first constitution in the Balkans wis proclaimed in this ceety in 1835. Further on, the first full-fledged varsity in the newly independent Serbie wis foondit in 1838, precedit bi the first grammar schuil (Gimnazija), Printworks (baith in 1833), professional Naitional theatre (1835) an the Military academy (1837).

Belgrade teuk the lead bi becomin the seat o the throne in 1841. The University o Kragujevac wis no reestablisht till 1976. Contemporary Kragujevac is kent for its wappens, munition, an Zastava automobiles company.

Twin touns - sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kragujevac is twinned wi:[1]

The toun haes ither forms o cooperation an ceety friendship seemilar tae the twin toun/sister ceety programmes wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Kragujevac Twin Citys". © 2009 Information service of Kragujevac City. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  2. "Opole Official Website - Twin Towns". (in English and Polish) © 2007-2009 Urząd Miasta Opola. Retrieved 2009-06-18.

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Coordinates: 44°00′51″N 20°56′22″E / 44.0142°N 20.9394°E / 44.0142; 20.9394

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