Timočka krajina

The Timok krajina region is located in the eastern part of Serbia, bordering Romania in the North and Bulgaria in the East. Timok region is situated between Danube and two corridors: Corridor X and IV.

 



The total area covered is 7,130 km2, which is 8.1% of the whole territory of Serbia.
Out of eight Municipalities, five of them are border Municipalities: Knjaževac, Zaječar and Negotin are bordering with Bulgaria, while Negotin, Kladovo and Majdanpek are bordering with Romania. The border between Serbia and Romania, in this part of the country entirely follows the course of the Danube. The total length of the border in this region is almost 300 km. The border character of this region has for decades been considered as the weakness of this region, is now becoming a visible advantage.

The territory of Eastern Serbia is predominantly hilly-mountainous, with the arable land covering about 45% of the whole territory. The most developed fields of agriculture are cattle breeding, sowing land, fruit growing and viniculture. Forests cover about 300,000 hectares, or about 40% of the total territory of Eastern Serbia or as much as 11.3% of the total forest fund of Serbia.

The Timok krajina region is a region with completely virgin nature and great natural potentials:
• Rivers: the Danube, the Crni Timok and the Beli Timok, the Pek
• Spas and thermo-mineral waters: Sokobanja, Brestovačka banja, Gamzigradska banja and great potentials in Nikoličevo and Rgošte
• Reservoirs and accumulations: Grlište reservoir, Djerdap reservoir, Bovan reservoir, Rgotsko reservoir Sovinac reservoir.
• Mines: copper (Bor and Majdanpek), anthracite, coal ...
• Protected natural resources: National park “Djerdap”, Nature park “Stara planina”
• Unpolluted soil, water and air.
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Eastern Serbia is a region of many diversities, in the same day, one can:
- fish or sail on the Danube, relax in one of the spas or ski on one of the ski areas
- stay on the altitude below the level of the Danube in the Negotin lowland and on the highest peak of Serbia – 2,169m on Stara planina.

By its geographic position, the territory of Eastern Serbia belongs to the continental climate zone with pronounced temperature extremes, large differences in the amount of precipitation and unfavourable distributions of precipitation during the year.

Presently, main economy in Eastern Serbia are the following: production of electrical power, production of copper, agriculture, forestry, wood processing industry. Apart from those, the following also have an important role: production of clothes and footwear, chemical industry, tourism, civil building, etc.

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