Entrepreneurship and monasteries

The Moravica District is located in the central part of Serbia. It covers an area of 3,016 km2. It is comprised of 4 municipalities: Cacak (the main city), Gornji Milanovac, Ivanjica and Lucani.

This area is rich with Serbian orthodox monasteries from the medieval time. The most impressive are 10 concentrated in the Ovcar Kablar Gorge.

Cacak is also the educational center of the area with one of the oldest high schools in the country and with two modern faculties which are part of the larger University of Kragujevac.

Traditionally, this area was dominated by industrial production and huge factories. Their very early collapse helped the region boost entrepreneurship. Today, this is the home of numerous small companies but also some larger firms developed in recent years.


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Gender Differences in Balkan's Life Expectancy
By Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute

Life expectancy is defined as an average number of years a person would live if mortality rates remain constant in the future. Average life expectancy for persons born between 2010 and 2013 in the whole world is 71 years, according to the World Population Prospects.

The figures for the each country directly reflects the country's healthcare system, wars and HIV infections. Thus, persons in the developed countries live much longer than those in the developing world. People in Japan are expected to live an average of 84 years (87 for women, and 80 for men). On the other hand, in some African countries like Angola and Zambia, where HIV and...