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Uzice is an economic, administrative, health, cultural and sports centre of the south-western part of Serbia and of Zlatibor District. It lies at the altitude of 411 m above sea level in a mountainous-valley area.The geographic position of the territory is characterized by it being isolated from the coastal and areas with low altitude with its high mountain relief. The territory of the municipality spreads on 666.7 km2 . According to the latest census, the municipality has 83,022 inhabitants and the city itself has 55,025 inhabitants. The city is located in a long, narrow valley, which has been formed in the valley of the river Djetinja and it has spread across three valleys: the valley of Turica,the one of Uzice and the valley of Krcagovo , which are separated by the elevations of the Old Town and Dovarje.

Užice

October 9th is the Day of the Municipality, since it is the date of the first significant mentioning of Uzice.It was discovered in a document from the Archives of Dubrovnik, dated 9th October 1329.

Uzice with its surroundings abounds in cultural-historical monuments from different periods where the main feature of the heritage is the variety of buildings, of spatial cultural-historical units and other cultural values.The research tells of different cultures which date back to prehistoric times on the wider territory of Uzice.Several Roman tombstones and other material remains of the Roman culture have been preserved on ther territory of the City.Apart from the preserved heritage from the early Middle Ages and the remnants of the material culture from the period of the settling of the Slaves in this region, the most significant monument , from the arrival of the first rulers of the Nemanjic family to 15th century is the Old Town of Utica, a fortress.The life existed in it continuously till the second half of the 19th century.The White Church in Karan is a monument of great sacral culture from the first half of the 14th century , and the monument of the Roman necropolis have been presented in the churchyard. From the later period of the Turkish rule some sacral monuments have been preserved:the Wooden church in Sevojno, the Old church of Uzice on Carina and the Church in Uzice.

Stara Crkva

Uzice  has several spatial units with exquisite environmental values.”Carina”is a unique urban unit which is particularly important, dating back from the 19th century, and in “Jazovi’ there are several buildings of ethnographic character.

One of the urban landmarks of old Uzice  are its guild fountains which were mostly built in the second half of the 19th century , either as the endowments of the guilds or the individuals , and as an expression of gratitude towards the City.