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Ivanjica

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The territory of the municipality of IVANJICA lies in the south- west of Serbia, covering a part of the Stari Vlah and Raška plateau also known as 'Moravički Region'.

The town was established in 1833 by captain Sima Jaković, fol- lowing a decree of Knyaz Miloš. The borders of the Moravički Stari Vlah region is drawn by the 19°55’ and 20°23’ Eastern longitude and 43°17’ and 43°58’ of northern latitude, outlining the area of one of the largest municipalities in Serbia, covering a total of 1090 km2 . According to the recent census in 2011, the population of the municipality is 32.000, while the town itself has just un- der 12.000 citizens. The bordering municipalities include Sjenica, Nova Varoš, Raška, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Lučani and Arilje. Lying at 224 kilometres south of Belgrade, Ivanjica is surrounded with a network of good asphalt roads, connecting it with major centres in the neighbouring municipalities.

Ivanjica is the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the municipality, and together with the municipalities of Lučani, Čačak and Gornji Milanovac constitutes the Moravički Region. Lying at 468 m above the sea level, the town stretches on the banks of the Moravica River, not far from its source on the Golija mountain.

A decree passed by the Government of Serbia as at 26th January 2000 granted Ivanjica the status of an Air Spa.

The road leading to Arilje and Požega connects Ivanjica with the route leading to the Adriatic Sea and the Belgrade-Bar railroad. Taking the eastern direction from the same road, one reaches Guča and Čačak, and the road passing through Kaona leads further on to Kraljevo. On the other side, passing through Sjenica, the mountain road leads on to Novi Pazar and beyond, to the Ibarska magistrala regional road. Taking a different route from Sjenica, it is possible to reach Nova Varoš and Prijepolje and further south, all the way to Montenegro and the Adriatic Coast.

There are 18 local communities within the Municipality, Ostatija being the largest in terms of the land area, and Ivanjica having the largest population. One half of the total area of the municipality (540 km2 ) is covered in woods, while most of the other half is farming land, with only a tiny portion of infertile land (37 km2 ).

Apart from the hotels in the town and the neighbouring villag- es, visitors are offered accommodation in private suites and rooms in the villages and the town.

About Ivanjica

Ivanjica municipality is one of the biggest in Serbia with its area of 1090km2. Ivanjica is the part of Moravica region, surrounded by municipalities ofArilje, Lucani, Nova Varos, Raska, Kraljevo, Novi Pazar and Sjenica. The number of Ivanjica citizens is 32380, according to statistics from 2011. 

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