Opština Mladenovac

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In Mladenovac there are 20 insitutions for the care of preschool children, 5 of which are kindergartens and 15 are branches in primary schools. There are around 1,170 children in them, according to the data of the Preschool Institution “Jelica Obradovic” for 2010. On average, approximately 6,000 students annually receive education in regular primary and secondary schools. The seven primary schools (including branch schools) have about 4,300 pupils. There is also the Primary Music School “Stefan Hristic”, which was founded in 1994. The two secondary schools, Technical School and Grammar School, have 1,623 students in the school year 2010/2011. Technical School is verified to educate students for over 50 vocations in three vocational courses: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and textiles and in the school year 2010/2011 it has a total of 1,052 students. In the same school year 571 students attend Grammar School. The three special schools and one school for the education of adults annually give education to 160 students on average.
Social Welfare Centre takes care of the most disadvantaged citizens, and there are also two clubs for old people and a Gerontological Centre with a capacity of 250 inmates, as well as a private Old People’s Home “Lug”.
According to the data of the Public Health Institute, the institutions which are part of the network of health institutions of the Republic of Serbia employ 89 physicians: 19 general practitioners, 58 specialists and 12 registrars, 12 dentists and 12 pharmacists. On average, there is one doctor per 585 citizens. Health care is provided in three institutions: the Health Centre in Mladenovac, Hospital for Chronic Diseases and “Selters” Institute for Rehabilitation, as well as the Clinics whixh exist in each local community in the villages.

The mainstay of cultural activities in Mladenovac are certainly traditional events, most of which have existed for decades. Mladenovac Cultural Centre organizes the theatre festival “Theatre in Single Action”. Every October it presents the most important theatre shows from our country and abroad. The Centre also organizes the “Visual Arts Colony”, an international art festival. There is also the literary festival “Sumadija Metaphors” organized by the city library “Despot Stefan Lazarevic” and the music school competition “Aca Panic Memorial”, organized by the Primary Music School “Stefan Hristic”.     
In addition to the above institutions, the Museum of Mladenovac also greatly contributes to the development of culture with its permanent exhibition, which has over 1,000 archaeological and ethnographic exhibits. The following cultural and artistic societies also play a considerable part in the cultural life of Mladenovac: “Sumadija” from Vlaska, “Izvor” from Velika Krsna, and the Romany society “Romano Ilo”, together with the oldest cultural and artistic society in Mladenovac and the second oldest society in Serbia – “Janko Katic”, which was founded way back in 1896.  
Numerous literary evenings, exhibitions of art, sculpture and arts and crafts, concerts, artistic film showings, discussions and similar events complete a rich offer of cultural events in Mladenovac.
Mladenovac is famous around the world for a top athlete, wrestler and a long-time selector of the wrestling national team - Ljubomir Ivanovic Gedza (from Kovacevac). The Sports and Recreation Centre in Mladenovac and the memorial wrestling tournament bear his name.
The karate club “Mladenovac” has won a number of medals in both European and world karate competitions. A member of this karate club, Nikola Jovanovic from Mladenovac, is also a member of the men’s national team of Serbia, which won a gold medal in the World Championship in Belgrade in 2010. Thus, the team repeated the success of Sladjana Mitic, another citizen of Mladenovac, who was also once a world champion in this sport.
The town can also boast “OFK Mladenovac” football club which competes in Belgrade Division of Serbian League, where it reached the leading position in 2010, as well as a basketball, volleyball, handball club and an American football club (Forestlanders), founded in 2006.  
A central place in informing the citizens of Mladenovac is occupied by Mladenovac Television, which was set up in 1997 as a reporter bureau of Studio B.  At one time it had a prominent role in informing not only the people of Mladenovac but also the citizens of entire central Serbia and was one of the few ‘free’ televisions, independent of the regime of that period, and was popularly nicknamed ‘the CNN of Sumadija’. Since October 2006 it has operated as part of the public information company ‘Mladenovac’, whose subsidiary is also Radio Mladenovac, founded in 1969. The private radio station ‘M plus’ also broadcasts in the territory of the municipality of Mladenovac, and web sites such as www.mladenovac.rs and www.mladenovac-portal.co.рrs have increasing importance in informing the citizens.

Mladenovac  Info

Population: 56.389
City of Mladenovac: 22.000 (2. Augusta 1893 proglašen za varoš, a središte sreza postaje 1930. godine)
Area: 338 km2
Settlements: 22
Village settlements: Amerić, Beluće, Beljevac, Velika Ivanča, Velika Krsna, Vlaška, Dubona,Jagnjilo, Koraćica, Kovačevac, Mala Vrbica,Markovac, Pružatovac, Rabrovac,Senaja,Crkvine, Šepšin
Suburban settlements: Rajkovac, Međulužje, Granice, Mladenovac (selo)
Roads: 118 km regionalnih, 28 km magistralnih i 162 km lokalnih puteva
Municipality day: August 2th

Predrag  Aleksendric

We hope that this short introduction to Mladenovac and its rich history have managed to inspire you to see for yourself the beauty and the spirit which characterize it. The gate to the tame and beautiful Sumadija is wide open to all well-meaning guests.

Interesting 

Godine 1965, za jednu noć, “plavci” iz Vrbice buldožerom su prosekli “bulevar” tako da je ujutro pukao pogled ka Tehničkoj školi. Bulevar je potpuno završen 29.11.1980. a prva tri manja tipska solitera s desne i leve strane bulevara i dugačka zgrada preko puta obdaništa započete su pre 1967. godine. Tehnička škola je prva “izašla na brdo”, sagrađena 1961. pre probijanja bulevara. Zgradu, koja je u početku bila predviđena za osnovnu školu, gradio je “Režijski odbor opštine” po tipskom projektu a nadzorni organ je bio Bora Đermanović.