Mokra Gora

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Mokra Gora
Мокра Гора
village
Mokra Gora railway station in September 2003.
Mokra Gora railway station in September 2003.
Coordinates (railway station): 43°47′33″N 19°30′25″E / 43.792478°N 19.506933°E / 43.792478; 19.506933Coordinates: 43°47′33″N 19°30′25″E / 43.792478°N 19.506933°E / 43.792478; 19.506933
Country Serbia
Statistical region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Zlatibor District
Area
 • Total 111,4 km2 (430 sq mi)
Elevation 580 m (1,900 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 549
 • Density 0.49/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
Time zone +1
Area code(s) 031

Mokra Gora (Serbian Cyrillic: Мокра Гора, pronounced [mɔ̝̂kraː ɡɔ̝̌ra]), meaning the Wet Mountain in English, is a village in Serbia on the northern slopes of mountain Zlatibor. Emphasis on historical reconstruction has made it into a popular tourist center with unique attractions.[citation needed]

Mokra Gora has become popular after a reconstruction of a narrow gauge railway called Šargan Eight which is unique in the world.[when?][citation needed] Its route viewed from the sky, looks like the number 8.

Drvengrad[edit]

In addition, the well-known Serbian film director Emir Kusturica has also made a contribution to the development of tourism in Mokra Gora.[citation needed] In 2004, he financed the construction of an ethno village Drvengrad (Timber Town) near Mokra Gora.[1][2] For this development, Kusturica received the Philippe Rotthier European Architecture Award from the Brussels Foundation for Architecture.[3]

Ethno village - Drvengrad

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serbian director plans to build Russian village". RT English. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bosnia Tax Officials Threaten Kusturica's Mini-Town". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060823002649/http://www.fondationpourlarchitecture.be/. Archived from the original on August 23, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2006.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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