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Novi Pazar and Raska region

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Novi Pazar, town located on Raska river, in Raska region, presents economic and culture center of Sandzak. It is located on the part of the old part of the road that leads to Podgorica and Adriatic sea, over Ibarska highway.

The town, 280km far from Belgrade, is situated in valley of rivers Josanica, Raska, Dzevska and Ljudska, surrounded with mountains Golija and Rogozna. The area of the town was settled in Stone Age, Iron Age and early ancient age. The town dates from XV century. Founder of the town is turkish soldier Isa-beg ishakovic, who raised the town near medieval fortress Trgoviste, familiar as Ras. Mountains, river valleys, rich flora and fauna and numeral thermal and mineral springs presents the special values of this area. Nearby Novi Pazar are located Rajcinovica and Novopazarska spas, and Slatinski Dezevski sorrels. There are also numerous cultural and historic monuments such as Petrova church from X century, Djurdjevi Stupovi (endowment of Strefan Nemanja from XII century), Monastery Sopocani from XIII century, Fortress with tower from XV cemtury, Amir Aga`s han from XVII century, hamam from XV century. In Novi Pazar we recomend hotel Oxa.

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