Tekija (Kladovo)

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Tekija
Текија
Village
Tekija Kladovo Satellite.jpg
Coordinates: 44°41′N 22°25′E / 44.683°N 22.417°E / 44.683; 22.417
Country  Serbia
District Bor District
Municipality Kladovo
Population (2002)
 • Total 967
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Tekija is a village in the municipality of Kladovo in eastern Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 967 people.[1]

Tekija is an important strategic and touristic point on the Danube river. It lies in the Iron Gate gorge, below the Miroč mountain, overlooking the Romanian city of Orşova. Although the settlement is first mentioned in records from the First Serbian uprising, the current buildings originate from 1960s: during the building of the Đerdap I hydroelectric dam, the original village was submerged and resettled to the current location. Along with the houses, the nearby island of Ada Kale, last sanctuary of ethnic Turks from the region, sunk under the river.[2]

Tekija lies at the heart of the Đerdap national park. It is a popular destination for fishermen. Traditional festival "Zlatna bućka", held annually, attracts numerous fishermen and other tourists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i Stanova 2002. Knjiga 1: Nacionalna ili etnička pripadnost po naseljima. Republika Srbija, Republički zavod za statistiku Beograd 2003. ISBN 86-84433-00-9
  2. ^ Tekija, Discover Serbia 
  3. ^ "Djerdap Gorge and National Park „Djerdap“ Cruise". Djerdap Tourist Kladovo.