Mokra Gora

Mokra Gora (Serbian Cyrillic: Мокра Гора; pronounced [mɔ̝̂kraː ɡɔ̝̌ra]), meaning the Wet Mountain in English, is a village located in the city of Užice, southwestern Serbia. It is situated on the northern slopes of mountain Zlatibor. Emphasis on historical reconstruction has made it into a popular tourist center with unique attractions.[citation needed]

Mokra Gora

Мокра Гора
Village
Mokra Gora railway station in September 2003.
Mokra Gora railway station in September 2003.
Mokra Gora is located in Serbia
Mokra Gora
Mokra Gora
Coordinates (railway station): 43°47′33″N 19°30′25″E / 43.792478°N 19.506933°E / 43.792478; 19.506933Coordinates: 43°47′33″N 19°30′25″E / 43.792478°N 19.506933°E / 43.792478; 19.506933
Country Serbia
Statistical regionŠumadija and Western Serbia
DistrictZlatibor District
MunicipalityUžice
Area
 • Total47.74 km2 (18.43 sq mi)
Elevation
729 m (2,392 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total549
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone+1
Area code(s)031

Mokra Gora has become popular after 2003 reconstruction of a narrow gauge railway called Šargan Eight which is unique in the world.[3] Its route viewed from the sky, looks like the number eight.

DrvengradEdit

In addition, the well-known Serbian film director Emir Kusturica has also made a contribution to the development of tourism in Mokra Gora. In 2004, he financed the construction of an ethno village Drvengrad (Timber Town) near Mokra Gora.[4] For this development, Kusturica received the "Philippe Rotthier European Architecture Award" from the "Brussels Foundation for Architecture".[5]

 
Ethno village - Drvengrad

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Насеља општине Ужице" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  3. ^ Novakovich, Mary (26 November 2018). "11 best places to visit in Serbia". cnn.com. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Bosnia Tax Officials Threaten Kusturica's Mini-Town". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060823002649/http://www.fondationpourlarchitecture.be/. Archived from the original on August 23, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2006. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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