Lake in the centre of Kraljeva Voda
|Population (2011 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
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|Area code||+381 31|
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The town's original name was Kulaševac. In August 1893, King Aleksandar Obrenović came to Kulaševac (Serbian Cyrillic: Кулашевац), and built a fountain called Kraljeva česma (Serbian Cyrillic: Краљева чесма; The King's Fountain). In honor of King Aleksandar's contribution, Kulaševac was renamed to Kraljeva Voda (Serbian Cyrillic: Краљева Вода; The King's Water). In 1903, King Petar Karađorđević I built a villa on the site, helping strengthen the growing trend of turning the slopes surrounding Kraljeva Voda into a vacation spot. After World War II, Kraljeva Voda was renamed to Partizanske Vode (Serbian Cyrillic: Партизанске Воде; The Partisans' Waters) in 1946. The name change was out of respect for wounded Zlatibor Partisans who were murdered by Nazi Germany's army in November and December 1941, while they were recovering in the main hospital of Palisad in the northern part of Kraljeva Voda. In 1995, Partizanske Vode was renamed to Zlatibor, recognizing the mountain upon which the town rests. The town lies roughly 10 kilometers from Tornik, a mountain popular with skiing enthusiasts.
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