Karan, Užice

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Karan
Village
White Church in Karan (14th century)
White Church in Karan (14th century)
Karan is located in Serbia
Karan
Karan
Coordinates: 43°55′N 19°55′E / 43.917°N 19.917°E / 43.917; 19.917
Country  Serbia
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Karan (Serbian Cyrillic: Каран) is a village in western Serbia, located in the municipality of Užice, in the Zlatibor District. According to the 2002 census, its population numbered 582. There is a 14th-century Serbian Orthodox church located in the village, called the White Church.

History[edit]

The village was established in the area of an earlier Roman settlement called Malvestatium.

The White Church in Karan was built in 1332 by local župan Petar Brajan, as a family funeral church. The church was erected on site of an older temple from 10th century, mentioned in charter edited by Byzantine Emperor Basil II in 1020. Inside there are portraits of Brajan and his family and of the Serbian Emperor Stefan Dušan.

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Coordinates: 43°55′N 19°55′E / 43.917°N 19.917°E / 43.917; 19.917