FACTOID # 24: Looking for table makers? Head to Mississippi, with an overwhlemingly large number of employees in furniture manufacturing.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Kraljevo" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Kraljevo
Краљево
Kraljevo
Location in Serbia
General Information
District Raška
Land area 1530 km²
Population
(2002 census)
82,846 (town)
121,707 (municipality)
Settlements 93
Coordinates 43°44′N 20°40′E / 43.733, 20.667Coordinates: 43°44′N 20°40′E / 43.733, 20.667
Area code +381 36
Car plates KV
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
CEST (UTC+2)
Website
Politics
Mayor Miloš Babić
Kraljevo 2006

Kraljevo (Serbian Cyrillic: Краљево, listen ) is a city and municipality located in Serbia at 43.74° N 20.67° E, built beside the river Ibar, 7 km west of its confluence with the Zapadna Morava; and in the midst of an upland valley, between the Kotlenik Mountains, in the north, and the Stolovi Mountains, in the south. Image File history File links Grb-Kraljevo. ... Image File history File links Serbia_Kraljevo. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Subdivisions of Serbia. ... RaÅ¡ka District RaÅ¡ki okrug The Raska District expands in the south-western part of the Republic of Serbia. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of phone dialing codes in Serbia. ... These are the current Serbian car license plate codes by region and in alphabetical order: Obsolete licence plate codes: Categories: | ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 232 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 232 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Serbian (; ) is one of the standard versions of the Shtokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and by Serbs in the Serbian diaspora. ... The Cyrillic alphabet (or azbuka, from the old name of the first two letters) is an alphabet used for several East and South Slavic languages; (Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, and Ukrainian) and many other languages of the former Soviet Union, Asia and Eastern Europe. ... Image File history File links Kraljevo. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... The Ibar river is a river in southern Serbia and Montenegro, with a total length of 276 km (171 miles). ... The Morava or Great Morava (Морава or Велика Морава) is a major river system in Serbia. ...


In 2002 the city (including its suburb area) had population of 82,846 (municipality: 121,707). It is the administrative center of the Raška District of Serbia. The Kraljevo city proper consists of 16 settlements. In 1991.,Kraljevo city proper had 80,559 inhabitants. Because of the enormous number of refugees from Kosovo (around 18,500) and Bosna and Hercegovina, today the population in Kraljevo city proper is estimated on around 100,000 inhabitants. Also see: 2002 (number). ... RaÅ¡ka District RaÅ¡ki okrug The Raska District expands in the south-western part of the Republic of Serbia. ...

Contents

Name

Formerly known as Rudo Polje, Karanovac and Rankovićevo, Kraljevo received its present name, signifying "the King's Town", from King Milan (1868-1889), who also made it a bishopric, instead of Čačak, 35 km northwest. Milan I, born Milan Obrenovich IV, (August 22, 1854 – February 11, 1901), was the king of Serbia from 1882 to 1889. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... ÄŒačak (Serbian Cyrillic: Чачак) is a city located 140 km south from Belgrade in Serbia at 43°50 North, 20°20 East. ...


History and sights

By far its most interesting feature is the Coronation church belonging to Žiča monastery. Here seven kings are said to have been crowned (seven crowns on coat of arms represents seven gings). The church is Byzantine in style, and has been partially restored; but the main tower dates from the year 1210, when it was founded by Saint Sava, the patron saint of Serbia. Zica monastery, and the church of Saint Salvation, was built by the first crowned king of Serbia, Stefan Nemanjic. ... The 11th-century monastery of Hosios Lukas in Greece is representative of the Byzantine art during the rule of Macedonian dynasty. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Tsuchimikado, emperor of Japan Emperor Juntoku ascends to the throne of Japan Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor excommunicated by Pope Innocent III for invading southern Italy in 1210 Gottfried von Strassburg writes his epic poem Tristan about 1210 Beginning of Delhi Sultanate Births... Saint Sava (Serbian: , Romanized: Sveti Sava) (1175 - January 14, 1235), originally the prince Rastko Nemanjić (Serbian: Растко Немањић) (son of the Serbian ruler and founder of the Serbian medieval state Stefan Nemanja and brother of Stefan Prvovenčani, first Serbian king), is the first Serb archbishop (1219-1233), the most important saint...


The famous monastery of Studenica, 39 km south by west of Kraljevo, stands high up among the south-western mountains, overlooking the Studenica, a tributary of the Ibar. It consists of a group of old-fashioned timber and plaster buildings, a tall belfry, and a diminutive church of white marble, founded in 1190 by King Stephen Nemanya, who himself turned monk and was canonized as Saint Simeon. The carvings round the north, south and west doors have been partially defaced by the Turks. The inner walls are decorated with Byzantine frescoes, among which only a painting of the Last Supper, and the portraits of five saints, remain unrestored. The dome and narthex are modern additions. Besides the silver shrine of Saint Simeon, many gold and silver ornaments, church vessels and old manuscripts, there are a set of vestments and a reliquary, believed by the monks to have been the property of Saint Sava who founded first hospital in Studenica in 13th century. Studenica The Studenica Monastery is the largest and richest Serbian Orthodox monastery. ... The Studenica (Serbian Cyrillic: Студеница) is a river in southwestern Serbia, a 60 km-long left tributary to the Ibar river. ... Events March 16 - Massacre and mass-suicide of the Jews of York, England prompted by Crusaders and Richard Malebys kill 150-500 Jews in Cliffords Tower June 10 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowned in the Saleph River while leading an army to Jerusalem. ... Emperor Stefan Nemanja Stefan Nemanja (Cyrillic Стефан Немања), Stefan I (ca 1113-February 13, 1199 or 1200) was the Grand Župan of RaÅ¡ka (Rascia), located in the central west region of the Balkans from 1166 to 1199. ... Stefan Nemanja (Стефан Немања) (Stefan I) (ca 1132-February 13, 1199 or 1200) was the Grand Župan of Raška (Rascia), located in the central west region of the Balkans from 1166 or 1168 to 1196. ... The Last Supper in Milan (1498), by Leonardo da Vinci. ...


Cultural projects

MCN Wireless is non-profit wireless community network on Kraljevo area, member of Srbija Wireless.


Municipality

Serbian municipalities are often larger than cities or towns (which are municipal seats), as they comprise the town/city and surrounding villages and/or towns. This is due to change and many large municipalities, including the one of Kraljevo, will be divided.


Municipality of Kraljevo includes the following settlements:

  • Adrani
  • Banjevac
  • Bapsko Polje
  • Bare
  • Bogutovac
  • Bojanići
  • Borovo
  • Bresnik
  • Brezna
  • Brezova
  • Bukovica
  • Bzovik
  • Cerje
  • Čibukovac
  • Čukojevac
  • Cvetke
  • Đakovo
  • Dedevci
  • Dolac (Kraljevo)
  • Dragosinjci
  • Drakčići
  • Dražiniće
  • Drlupa
  • Gledić
  • Godačica
  • Gokčanica
  • Grdica
  • Jarčujak
  • Kamenica
  • Kamenjani
  • Konarevo
  • Kovači
  • Kovanluk
  • Kraljevo
  • Lađevci
  • Lazac
  • Leševo
  • Lopatnica
  • Lozno
  • Maglič
  • Mataruge
  • Mataruška Banja
  • Međurečje
  • Meljanica
  • Metikoš
  • Milakovac
  • Milavčići
  • Miliće
  • Miločaj
  • Mlanča
  • Mrsać
  • Musina Reka
  • Obrva
  • Oplanići
  • Orlja Glava
  • Pečenog
  • Pekčanica
  • Petropolje
  • Plana
  • Polumir
  • Popovići
  • Predole
  • Progorelica
  • Ratina
  • Ravanica
  • Reka
  • Ribnica
  • Roćevići
  • Rudnjak
  • Rudno
  • Samaila
  • Savovo
  • Sibnica
  • Sirča
  • Stanča
  • Stubal
  • Šumarice
  • Tadenje
  • Tavnik
  • Tepeče
  • Tolišnica
  • Trgovište
  • Ušće
  • Vitanovac
  • Vitkovac
  • Vrba
  • Vrdila
  • Vrh
  • Vrnjacka Banja
  • Zaklopača
  • Zakuta
  • Zamčanje
  • Zasad
  • Žiča

Of those, Adrani, Centar, Čibutkovac, Grdica, Higijenski Zavod, Jarčujak, Konarevo, Mataruge, Mataruška Banja, Metikoš, Ratina, Ribnica (Kraljevo), Stara Čaršija, Vitanovac, Vrba, Zaklopača, Zelengora and Žiča (Kraljevo) lie within the proper city limits. Three towers in south Maglič (Serbian Cyrillic: Маглич) is a medieval fortress in Ibar gorge 20 km south from Kraljevo in Serbia. ... MataruÅ¡ka Banja (Матарушка Бања) is a town in Serbia. ... Ribnica (Рибница) is a part of town Kraljevo in Serbia. ... Vrnjačka Banja (Врњачка Бања) is a town and municipality located in the RaÅ¡ka District of Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro. ... In the original 1978 science fiction movie and television series Battlestar Galactica, the characters used unusual units to measure time. ... MataruÅ¡ka Banja (Матарушка Бања) is a town in Serbia. ... Ribnica (Рибница) is a part of town Kraljevo in Serbia. ... The village of Vrba. ... Zaklopača (Serbian Cyrillic: Заклопача) is a suburban settlement of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. ...


Demographics (2002 census)

Ethnic groups in the Kraljevo municipality:

  • Serbs = 117,793
  • Montenegrins = 1,020
  • Roma = 876
  • Macedonians = 251
  • Yugoslavs = 213
  • Croats = 209
  • others

Famous people

NBA player Vlade Divac started his career in Kraljevo, while playing for "Sloga" basketball club (his wife is from Kraljevo). He now donates to the club. Another NBA player, Nenad Krstić was born in Kraljevo, and played for "Mašinac" basketball club from Kraljevo. Vlade Divac (Serbian Cyrillic: Владе Дивац, pronounced ) (born February 3, 1968, in Prijepolje, Serbia) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player who spent most of his career in the United States NBA. At 71 he played at center and was known for his deft passing skills. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Nenad Krstić (Ненад Крстић) (born July 25, 1983 in Serbia). ...


Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Sendenhorst is a town and a municipality in the district of Warendorf, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Ahlen is a town of around 55. ...

See also

Kraljevo-LaÄ‘evci Airport (Serbian Latin: Aerodrom LaÄ‘evci, Cyrillic: Аеродром ЛaÑ’eвци) (IATA: N/A, ICAO: LYKV) also known as Obrva Airport is an airport in the Kraljevo Municipality, Serbia. ... This is a list of places in Serbia, including both cities and villages. ...

External links

  • kraljevo.co.yu (Official website)
  • kraljevo.com
  • kraljevo.org

Municipalities and cities of Serbia

  Results from FactBites:
 
SOS Children's Villages: Kraljevo (450 words)
The SOS Children's Village Kraljevo is built on the outskirts of the Middle Serbian town of Kraljevo.
Kraljevo has about 70.000 inhabitants and is situated at a distance of approx.
Kraljevo means "king's town"; the city was given its name because of the nearby monastery where the Serbian kings were crowned in former times.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m