Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fruska Gora

By:Bojana Jankovic

Uzice, March 19, 2010 (Serbia Today) -The only mountain in the plains region of Vojvodina, called Fruska Gora is spread at the length of 75 km, width 12-15 km and comprise the area of 25,525 square kilometers.
Fruska Gora belongs to the group of low mountains, and with its highest point, which is at 539 meters over sea level, it barely surpasses the border of high hills. This old massive mountain was proclaimed as a National Park in 1960, and thus became the first National Park in Serbia.
Parallel to it on its both sides are flowing Rivers Sava and Danube, and the mountain range is divided in three parts. On the North and East side it is surrounded by the river plains, on the South and West side by flat grounds of Srem. Meadows, grasslands, pastures and fields are spread on the slopes of Fruska Gora, as well as orchards and vineyards. Higher areas are covered with deciduous forest, being the thickest forest of that kind in whole Europe. It is abundant with wild life, and deer, mouflon, jackal, and rabbits are often encountered. Moderate continental climate with cool summers and cold winters, will make your summer vacations especially pleasant.
Sixteen Monasteries of Serbian Orthodox church are located throughout this mountain area. They were built as foundations of famous Serbian ruling families, and represent the cultural and spiritual treasure. Some of them are Beocin, Vrdnik, Grgeteg, Kuvezdin, Jazak, Novo I Staro Hopovo, Privina Glava, Velika I Mala Remeta, Besenevo, Krusedol, Djipsa, Petkovica, Rakovica and Sistavac. Thanks to a suitable climate of Fruska Gora, a famous picnic area and children rest-home Letenka were opened. Other accommodation centers are: a hostel owned by The Postal System of Serbia, Children rest-home Testera, hotel next to the TV tower, as well as on the Iriski venac, an area where a famous healing spa by the same name is located.

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