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Historic city

Uzice is an historic city of Serbia (and Yugoslavia). The city may have Celtic origins but the first mention of the town comes from 1329, when a trade colony was developed here. In the middle of 15th century was conquered by Turks. Became an important military base at the time of wars between Austria and Turkey in 17-18th centuries. In 1805 get liberated from Turks, but in 1813 fall under Ottoman rule. In 1862 Turks virtually destroyed the city. In 1941 received the German bombardement and in the recent 1999 NATO's bomb impact in the post office, klling civilians.
Politcaly talking, in 1941 here was declared the Uzice Republic, that was real for 67 days. In Tito's times, the city was called Titovo Uzice, untill 1992.

The city has grown quite rapidly since the World War II, and nowadays has a poulation of about 60.000.

Is located in west Serbia, at an altitude of 411m, set deep in the valley of the Detinja river, and surrounded by dark green hills.

  • Last visit to Uzice: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 5, 2005
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    Dec 19, 2006 at 10:40 PM

    interesting page. i have an old friend living there, so i might be going there myself soon.

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