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Lazar of Serbia
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Kruševac (Serbian Cyrillic: Крушевац [krûʃeʋat͡s]) is a city and the administrative center of the Rasina District in central Serbia. It is located in the valley of West Morava, on Rasina river. According to the 2011 census, the administrative area has a population of 128,752, while the city urban area has 73,316.
The city was founded in 1371, by Prince Lazar of Serbia (1371–1389), who used it as his seat.
The etymology is derived from the Serbian word for "river stone", krušac which was largely used for a building at that time.
Kruševac was founded in 1371, as a fortified town in the possession of Lord Lazar Hrebeljanović. The Lazarica Church (or Church of St, Stephen) was built by Lazar between 1375–78, in the Morava architectural style. It is mentioned in one of Lazar's edicts in 1387, as his seat, when he affirmed the rights of Venetian merchants on Serbian territory. In preparation for the Battle of Kosovo (1389) against the Ottoman Empire, the Serbian army assembled in the city. The site of Lazar's palace is marked by a ruined enclosure containing a fragment of the tower of his spouse Princess Milica, and, according to legend, tidings of the defeat were brought to her by crows from the battlefield. After the battle, the city was held by Princess Milica as her seat. The little that remains of Lazar's city is the Kruševac Fortress, which was declared a Cultural Monument of Exceptional Importance in 1979. Several old Ottoman houses were left at the beginning of the 20th century, besides an old Turkish fountain and bath, which was known as Alacahisar (Aladža Hisar) during Ottoman rule between 1427–1833 (nominally to 1867) when Kruševac was the seat of the Sanjak of Kruševac. The Ottoman rule was interrupted during Austrian occupations between 1688–1690 and 1717–1739.
A large monument dedicated to the fallen Serbs at the Battle of Kosovo was sculpted by Petar Ubaković (1852–1910). A part of the monument is also a statue of the famous blind Serbian poet Filip Višnjić.
Aside from the city urban area, the city administrative area includes the following 101 settlements:
According to the 2011 census results, the city of Kruševac has a total population of 128,752 inhabitants. The ethnic composition of the city administrative area:
Seats in the city parliament won in the 2016 local elections:Stojan Protić (1857–1923), Yugoslav politician, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia 1918–1919, 1920
Stanislav Binički (1872–1942), Serbian composer (Marš na Drinu)
Taško Načić (1934–1993), Serbian actor
Miodrag Petrović Čkalja (1924–2003), One of the most popular Serbian comedians
Bata Paskaljević (1923–2004), Serbian actor
Dobrica Ćosić (b. 1921), Serbian writer, first President of FR Yugoslavia
Miroslav Mišković (b. 1945), Serbian businessman
Dragiša Binić (b. 1961), Serbian footballer, 1990–91 European Cup winner
Milić Jovanović (b. 1966), Serbian footballer, 1990–91 European Cup winner
Nikola Milošević (b. 1993), Serbian footballer
Predrag Jovanović (b. 1950), Serbian musician
Nebojša Bradić (b. 1956), Serbian theatre director, and former Minister of Culture
Goran Grbović (b. 1961), Yugoslav basketball player, bronze medalist at the EuroBasket 1987
Vojin Ćetković (b. 1971), Serbian actor
Nataša Tapušković (b. 1975), Serbian actress
Tijana Bogdanović (b. 1998), Serbian taekwondo practitioner, silver medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Ljiljana Jovanović (1930–2012), Serbian actress
Kruševac is twinned with:
Other forms of co-operation and city friendship similar to the twin/sister city programmes: