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Category: Cities, Local time: 04:15:42, Altitude: 464m, Official WWW website:

The city of Vranje is an economic, political and cultural centre of the Pcinja District. It is located in the south of Serbia , approximately one hundred kilometres to the south from the city of Nis . The city of Vranje is situated on the left bank of the Southern Moravia River and it is surrounded with mountains (Pljačkovice (1231 m) , Krstilovice (1154 m) and Przara (731 m) .


It is widely believed that the original settlement was founded by ancient Romans on a historical merchant pathway. Anyway, the first mention dates back to the year 1093. In 1207 the town of Vranje was annexed to Serbia. When the medieval Serbian kingdom was split into parts, on 14th June 1455 the town went to the hands of Turkey . The Turkish ruled the town until 31 January 1878. At that time the town of Vranje had population of approximately 8 thousand. Then the Balkan wars against Turks began, followed by the First and Second World War. During the First World War the town was seized by the Bulgarian Army. Serbian troops liberated the town in 1918. The town paid for the freedom a heavy price - 514 people died in the first front line and 335 people were executed. During the Second World War the Nazi Army entered the city of Vranje on 9th April 1941. Later, the city was taken over by Bulgarian fascists. The war for liberation lasted nearly 4 years. During that time approximately 700 people were shot to death, 4 000 interned and 956 died in combat. The city of Vranje was liberated on 7th September 1944.

Historical monuments

The city is still distinctive with signs of Ottoman culture. The most interesting buildings are: theBeli Most , the National Museum in the building of Pasa konak , the Haremluk or the Turkish Bath. Not far from the city you will come across ruins of historical fortifications known as Markovo Kale. Among the most beautiful buildings in the city we should mention the native house of writer Bora Stankovic in Baba-Zlatinska Street, one of the oldest streets in Vranje.

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GPS: 42.5521, 21.9012
Altitude: 464 m
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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: peaceful locality, flat surrounding area, near large towns, important birthplace, sauna, forests, mild climate
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