Radmilovac

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Radmilovac
suburban settlement
Country  Serbia
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Radmilovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Радмиловац) is a suburban settlement of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and an experimental farm of the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Agriculture. It is located in the Belgrade municipality of Grocka.

Location[edit]

Radmilovac is actually a westernmost extension of the Belgrade's suburb of Vinča (to which it makes no urban connections). It is located north of the road of Smederevski put which connects Belgrade and the town of Smederevo. It is located 8 kilometers north-east of Belgrade, between Vinča and Kaluđerica with Leštane being located right across the Smederevski put.

Farm[edit]

History[edit]

The experimental agricultural farm of Radmilovac, a section of the Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade is the original core of the neighborhood. Farm originated from the lands bequested to the Faculty by the family Vučićević in 1941.[1] After World War II the land was nationalized, returned to the Faculty in the 1960s, taken by the state again and given to the PKB company, main agricultural supplier of the Belgrade market. In the late 1980s the farm was finally returned to the Faculty again. The reconstruction and expansion of the farm began in 2006, with new small fishponds and projected halls and covered areas.

Characteristics[edit]

Today the farm, mainly known for its orchards, covers an area of 88 hectares. It is the largest agricultural gene bank in eastern and southeastern Europe.[1] It includes hundreds of unique fruit brands, genetically mixed fish population, bees gene bank and production of internationally recognized brands of wines and brandies.

Settlement[edit]

Radmilovac is a small, exclusively residential settlement of few dozen houses located around the hotel Radmilovac, major such facility in the area between Belgrade and Smederevo. It developed on the hill above the farm, beginning in the late 1970s, and today has an estimated population of 500.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Radmilovac za ljude ili voćke", Politika (in Serbian), p. 25, 2006-05-26  Check date values in: |year= / |date= mismatch (help)