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Kragujevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Крагујевац) is a city in Serbia, the largest city of the Šumadija region and the administrative centre of Šumadija District. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš. It is situated on the banks of the Lepenica River.

The city was founded in the year 1476. The first university in the newly independent Serbia was founded in Kragujevac in 1838, as well as the first grammar school (Gimnazija), Printworks (both in 1833), National theatre (1835) and the Military academy (1837). The University of Kragujevac (established 1976) is also located there. During the period between 1818 and 1839, Kragujevac served as the capital of the Principality of Serbia, during the reign of the Serbian prince Miloš Obrenović. Kragujevac - 1st in everything
The first Serbian constitution was proclaimed here in 1835 and the first idea of independent electoral democracy. The first law on the printing press was passed in Kragujevac in 1870. Kragujevac, the capital, was developing and cherishing modern, progressive, free ideas and resembled many European capitals of that time.

The turning point in the overall development of Kragujevac was in 1851 when the Cannon Foundry began production, beginning a new era in the city’s economic development. The main industry of the 19th and 20th century was military production. Kragujevac became one of Serbia’s largest exporters in 1886, when the main Belgrade – Niš railway connected through Kragujevac.

New centuries brought new wars. During World War I, Kragujevac again became the capital of Serbia (1914-1915), and the seat of many state institutions - even the Supreme Army Command was housed within the Court House building. During the war, Kragujevac lost 15% of its population.

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New post office in Kragujevac city


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These commieblocks are in Aerodrom municipalitiy with population of about 50,000 people. It was built as "new city"... city in the city...
 

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These commieblocks are in Aerodrom municipalitiy with population of about 50,000 people. It was built as "new city"... city in the city...
cool, we have a municipality in Skopje with the same name, Aerodrom and it's also "the new city" :cheers:

nice pics btw, it looks quite big on some of those night shots
 

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First grammar school in Serbia, founded in 1833
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An old building in main wallk street


Kragujevac from the airplane - Municipality Pivara


"Broken Wings" - a monument to those who lost their lives on 21st october 1941.


Radomira Putnika square


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Aleksandra I Karadjordjevica street


Pupils square


Main church


Walk street - Kralja Petra (King Petar) street


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