Opština Mladenovac

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Mladenovac has exceptional tourism potentials, thanks to its cultural tradition, natural resources and rich historical heritage.
The vicinity of mountain Kosmaj (12 km) offers enjoyment in the increasingly popular excursion and hunting tourism. The recognizable symbol of this mountain and the entire region is a large monument erected on its top in 1971, in memory of the soldiers of the partisan unit formed in Kosmaj, who were killed in World War II. Spa tourism is already well-developed. Selters Spa, famous for its thermomineral water, which was discovered in 1898, has enjoyed good reputation in the whole world for a long time.
Angling is possible on two lakes near Mladenovac – Rabrovacko and Markovacko lakes. The latter also has catering and accommodation facilities.
Almost all sacral buildings constructed at the end of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th century testify to the omnipresence of despot Stefan Lazarevic (1377-1427) in the territory of the present-day municipality of Mladenovac. He was a son and heir of the holy Serbian prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic, one of the greatest Serbian rulers, and his wife princess Milica. Tresije Monastery in Kosmaj, which was built by King Dragutin at the end of 13th and the beginning of 14th century, was extended and reconstructed by despot Stefan one century later. He also built Pavlovac Monastery. These monasteries, together with the already existing monasteries of Kastaljan and Velika Ivanca, put the mountain top of Kosmaj under the protection of the Holy Cross. Kosmaj was the very place where Stefan Lazarevic met his end on July 19 1427, and his companion Djuradj Zubrovic put a stone obelisk in the place of his death in Crkvine (today in this place there is a church dedicated to St Elias, which was contructed in 1884). It has been preserved to the present day and in 1979 it was put under protection as a cultural monument of outstanding importance to the state.   
The monument in the centre of Mladenovac, by the academic painter and sculptor Mihajlo Milovanovic, is dedicated to the citizens of Mladenovac killed in the liberation wars from 1912 to 1918. It was erected in 1926 and many distinguished guests were present on the occasion of its unveiling, including King Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic and Queen Maria.  
The memorial fountain “Crkvenac” is situated in the settlement “Topovske supe” near the town centre, in a deep valley by the road which links Mladenovac with Smederevska Palanka. It was built in 1915, when there was a sanitary commission of Scottish women, led by the doctor Elsie Inglis from Edinburgh, in Mladenovac. Next to the chapel in the old cemetery in Mladenovac is a Memorial Charnel House where around 800 soldiers slain in World War I were buried in 1928 and 1929. At the top of Varovnice hill, 10 km away from Mladenovac, by the road to the village Shepshin, there is a memorial complex Varovnice. In this place between 4th and 9th December 1914 there was a battle which was part of the famous Battle of the Kolubara in World War I, along the front line Varovnice–Kosmaj–Sibnica. In Mala Vrbica there is a memorial fountain, also dedicated to those killed in World War I. There is one more memorial charnel house on mountain Kosmaj, where members of Timocka Division, killed in fights near Belgrade during November 1914, were buried.   
The orthodox church in Mladenovac is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Its construction began on June 18th 1908 and ended in 1910, but the consecration was not performed at that time due to the outbreak of the Balkan War and then World War I. The consecration was only carried out on August 28th 1929, on the feast day of Assumption. The church was consecrated by the then Patriarch of Serbia Dimitrije.

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.


Opština Mladenovac u periodu 1945-1955. sastojala se samo od varoši Mladenovac. Od 1955. do 1957. opština Mladenovac se sastojala od varoši Mladenovac, Sela Mladenovca, Međulužja i Rajkovca.