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Čačak
Чачак
—  Town  —

Coat of arms
Location of Čačak within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°53′N 20°21′E / 43.883°N 20.35°E / 43.883; 20.35
Country Serbia
District Moravica
Settlements 58
Government
 - Mayor Velimir Stanojević (New Serbia)
Area [1]
 - Municipality 636 km2 (245.6 sq mi)
Population (2002 census)[2]
 - Total 73,217
 - Municipality 117,072
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32000
Area code +381 32
Car plates ČA
Website www.cacak.org.rs
Čačak
A panorama of Čačak

Čačak (Serbian Cyrillic: Чачак) is a city and municipality located 140 km south from Belgrade in Serbia at 43°50' North, 20°20' East. In 2003 the city had a total population of 73.217. It is the administrative center of the Moravica District of Serbia. Čačak is also the main industrial, cultural and sport center of the district.

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Municipality

The Municipality of Čačak includes the following settlements:

History

Princely tombs of Greco-Illyrian type (Glasinac culture) were found in two mounds of Atenica, near Čačak, with Ionian glass, glass-paste, amber beads and Attic plaque of Wild boar, dating to late 6th century BC[3]. 6th century BC ornitho-morphic fibulae of Bronze swans was found in Mojsinje[4].

Čačak has two years on its coat of arms. First being 1408, when the city is first recorded of (as Gradac), and the second is 1815, the year Second Serbian Uprising began and the battle of Ljubic hill was fought. This battle is famous for heroic victory of the rebels who defeated Ottoman army numbering 60,000 men, twice more than the Serbs. The church in the center of Čačak was built in the XII century by #REDIRECT Stephen Nemanja's brother, Stracimir. It was made a mosque, and then a church back again in the XIX century.

Demographics (2002 census)

Municipality Ethnic Composition (2002 census)
Ethnic group Population
Serbs 154,668
Roma 383
Yugoslavs 299
Macedonians 127
Croats 109
Others 1,383
TOTAL 155,279

Politics

Seats in the municipality parliament won in the 2004 local elections[5]:

Party Seats
New Serbia 19
Democratic Party 14
Socialist Party of Serbia 13
Serbian Radical Party 8
G17 Plus 5
Democratic Party of Serbia 5
Serbian Renewal Movement 4
Serbian Strength Movement 4
Group of the citizens "For Čačak" 3
Source: Local Elections in Serbia 2004[5]

Famous natives and residents

International relations

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Twin towns — Sister cities

Čačak is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/Zip/OG2006webE.zip.  
  2. ^ (in Serbian) Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i Stanova 2002. Knjiga 1: Nacionalna ili etnička pripadnost po naseljima. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 2003. ISBN 86-84443-00-09.  
  3. ^ Trebenishte: the fortunes of an unusual excavation - M. Stibbe,Rastko Vasić
  4. ^ http://sehumed.uv.es/revista/numero16/SEHUMED_colecc131.PDF
  5. ^ a b Error report

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