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For the village near Trstenik, see Stragari (Trstenik).
Municipality and Town
Location of the municipality of Stragari within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Stragari within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°09′N 20°40′E / 44.150°N 20.667°E / 44.150; 20.667Coordinates: 44°09′N 20°40′E / 44.150°N 20.667°E / 44.150; 20.667
Country  Serbia
District Šumadija
Settlements 11
 • Municipality 165 km2 (64 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 1,000 est
 • Municipality 4,500
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 34323
Area code +381 34
Car plates KG

Stragari (Serbian Cyrillic: Страгари) is a village and municipality situated in the central part of Šumadija District in Serbia. The municipality of Stragari is one of the five municipalities of Kragujevac city.


Located at 250 m above sea level, it lies 30 km northwest of Kragujevac and about 120 km south of state capital, Belgrade.

It lies on the outfall of Srebrnica river intо Jasenica River, on the northeastern side of the Rudnik Mountain (highest peak - Cvijić's peak, 1,132 m).

Stragari with 10 surrounding villages forms one of five municipalities of city of Kragujevac. Estimated population of the municipality is 4,500.

In Stragari is one of the biggest asbestos mines in Europe.


The 14th century monastery Voljavča near Stragari

In 1425 Stefan Lazarević held a major meeting in Srebrenica because of the question on who would succeed him to the Serb throne (he had no children), he chose Đurađ Branković. Stragari is mentioned for the first time in Turkish census documentation in 1476 as Strgar. At that time, Stragari had only 39 households. From 1717 to 1739 the town saw a large influx of Austrians. It received the status of town in 1922.

In monastery Voljavča (Вољавча) near Stragari in 1805. the First Serbian government (called "Praviteljstvujušči sovjet") held their first sessions.


This is an agricultural area and farmers are producing fruit, vegetables and breeding cattle.

Stragari's main industrial plant is Stragarit (paper industry).

Stragari has the preconditions necessary for development of a tourism industry.

The spa "Voljavča" and the monastery with the same name are located there as well as good facilities for recreation activities and hunting.


The city of Kragujevac is divided into the following municipalities:

Inhabited places[edit]

  1. Stragari
  2. Veliki Šenj
  3. Vlakča
  4. Dobrača
  5. Kamenica
  6. Kotraža
  7. Ljubičevac
  8. Mala Vrbica
  9. Masloševo
  10. Ramaća
  11. Ugljarevac



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