serbian english      facebook LinkedIn
 

TERRITORY

The area covered by the Chamber of Commerce Kragujevac includes enterprises from the territory of two counties: Sumadija and Pomoravlje, with 13 municipalities.

The region is situated in the central part of the Republic of Serbia and covers the area of 5.000 km2 or 5, 6% of the total area of the Republic. The population of the Region totals 500.000 inhabitants in 365 places. Two major towns in this region are Kragujevac and Jagodina. The town of Kragujevac, as the regional center, is 120 km south from Belgrade, and the majority of municipalities are situated along the Belgrade - Nis highway.

Kragujevac, as a regional center, used to be a capital of Serbia principality in the period between 1818 and 1841. First institutions of great importance for the development of Serbia were established here, such as first Lyceum, theatre and pharmacy. The Gun foundry established in 1853 played a very important role in the development of Serbian industry.


INFRASTRUCTURE

Region is very well connected with rest of the country. A very good network of local and regional roads runs through the region. Being in the central part of Serbia, the most important high way runs through the region, high way Belgrade- Nis. Kragujevac is only 15 minutes drive away from Batocina, and that is the best and nearest motor way to connect to high way (E75). The work on finishing this sector of the road is in progress.



SOME IMPORTANT FIGURES

(Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia)


  • Total population 497 858
  • Number of companies in the region approx. 5 200
  • Number of entrepreneurs approx. 14 500

EDUCATION

Kragujevac is an important educational center of this region. The University of Kragujevac (http://www.kg.ac.rs/indexeng.php) is founded in 1976, and though young, consists of 12 faculties and 2 institutes, six in Kragujevac and other six in towns Cacak, Kraljevo, Uzice and Jagodina. More than 14 000 students take their courses on some faculty of University of Kragujevac.


CULTURE

Šumadija and Pomoravlje are regions with rich cultural and historical heritage and important cultural institutions, among oldest in the Serbia: theatre (Theatre in Kragujevac, first in Serbia, founded in 1835), cinemas, museums, libraries, radio and TV stations.


TOURISM

Šumadija and Pomoravlje is region with beautiful nature and are rich with natural resources: a lot of sightseeing sites, mountains, lakes, rivers, spas, monasteries, churches, caves, waterfalls, forts, swimming pools, aqua parks, vineyards and vine cellars.