Mokra Gora

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For the mountain in Kosovo, see Mokra Gora (mountain).
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
Region 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

See also[edit]

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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