|Municipality and Town|
Gornji Milanovac at night
Location of the municipality of Gornji Milanovac within Serbia
|• Mayor||Milisav Mirković|
|• Municipality||836 km2 (323 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+381 32|
Gornji Milanovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Гoрњи Милановац, pronounced [ɡôːrɲiː mǐlanoʋats] ( )) is a town and municipality located in central Serbia. Its name means "Upper Milanovac" (there is a Lower Milanovac, as well) while Milanovac stems from name "Milan" in the Serbian language. The population of the town is 24,216, while the population of the municipality is 44,406.
The city was founded in 1853. Before 1859 the original name of the city was Despotovac, after the Despotovica river passing by the city. In 1859 the name was changed to Gornji Milanovac at the request of the Prince of Serbia Miloš Obrenović.
Main city crossroad branches:
- To the North, onto road Gornji Milanovac-Kragujevac (see Kragujevac) that crosses with E763 and turns East; the nearest village on the road is Donja Vrbava.
- To the East, turns South then East through the city, crosses E763 and then goes South through the village of Donja Trepča onto the route 23.
- To the South, towards E763.
- To the West, quickly turns North and after five kilometers (3.1 miles) branches into road Gornji Milanovac-Čestobrodica (see Čestobrodica) to the West; the nearest village on the road is Takovo, where Takovo Uprising begun; and into Road Gornji Milanovac – Donji Banjani (see Gornji Banjani) to the North; the nearest village on the road is Kalimanići.
According to the last official census done in 2011, the Municipality of Gornji Milanovac has 44,406 inhabitants. Population density on the territory of the municipality is 53.1 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Ethnic composition of the municipality:
Twin towns — Sister cities
Gornji Milanovac is twinned with:
- Mosjøen, Norway
- Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia
- Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
- Edessa, Greece
- Pleven, Bulgaria
- FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac, football club founded in 1961. The club currently competes in the Serbian First League.
- FK Takovo, football club founded in 1911. The club currently competes in the Morava Zone League (Fourth tier).
- ŽRK Metalac AD, women's handball club.
- OK Takovo, volleyball club.
- AK Takovo, athletic club.
- OKK Takovo, basketball club.
Church of Holy Trinity.
- Hadži-Prodan Gligorijević, Serbian military commander in First Serbian Uprising
- Jovan Žujović, anthropologist, a founder of geology in Serbia
- Mija Aleksić, Serbian actor
- Momčilo Nastasijević, a Serbian poet and novelist
- Dragiša Vasić, Serbian lawyer, writer and publicist
- Uroš Petrović, Serbian writer
- Bjesovi, alternative rock band
- Čedomir Mirković, Serbian writer and editor
- Draga Mašin, queen and wife of King Aleksandar Obrenović of the Kingdom of Serbia
- Ljubica Vukomanović, Princess consort of the Principality of Serbia, wife of Miloš Obrenović
- Jelena Abbou, née Jelena Djordjevic fitness model and figure competitor
- "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in The Republic of Serbia: Age and Sex – Data by settlements". Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2012. ISBN 978-86-6161-023-3. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gornji Milanovac.|
- Official site
- GM032.net Internet Portal of the Municipality of Gornji Milanovac
- Tourist Organisation of the Municipality of Gornji Milanovac