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Guča in August 2008
Guča in August 2008
Guča is located in Serbia
Guča within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°46′41″N 20°13′32″E / 43.77806°N 20.22556°E / 43.77806; 20.22556Coordinates: 43°46′41″N 20°13′32″E / 43.77806°N 20.22556°E / 43.77806; 20.22556
Country Serbia
District Moravica District
Municipality Lučani
 • City 0.55 km2 (0.21 sq mi)
Elevation 328 m (1,076 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 3,710
 • Urban 1,755
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code 32230
Area code(s) 32

Guča (Serbian Cyrillic: Гуча, pronounced [ɡûtʃa]) is a small town in Serbia. It is situated in the Lučani municipality, Moravica District. The population of the town is 3,710 people (2011). Guča is a three-hour bus journey from Belgrade. It is famous for its yearly trumpet festival, attended by several hundred thousand visitors each year.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Guča was a separate municipality until 1965, when it was incorporated into the municipality of Lučani. For census purposes, Guča is divided into two adjacent parts, northern "Guča village" (Guča selo, population 1,955) and southern "Guča town" (Guča varoš, 1,755), separated by the Bjelica river.[1]

Guča trumpet festival[edit]

The Guča trumpet festival, also known as the Dragačevo Assembly is an annual trumpet festival held in Guča.[2] 900,000 visitors (estimation by the promoter) make their way to the town of 2,000 people every year, both from Serbia and abroad. Elimination heats earlier in the year mean only a few dozen bands get to compete. Guča’s official festival is split into three parts. Friday’s opening concert, Saturday night celebrations and Sunday’s competition. Friday’s concerts are held at the entrance to the official Guča Festival building. This event features previous winners, each orkestar getting to play three tunes while folk dancers, all kitted out in bright knitting patterns, dance kolos and oros in front of a hyped-up audience.[3]

In 2010, Guča celebrated its 50th anniversary and it was opened by the then Serbian President Boris Tadić.


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