Natural wonders and food industry

This district covers an area of 2,231 km2 and the administrative center is in Prokuplje. There are three other municipalities: Blace, Kursumlija and Zitoradja.

The area is known for its food and beverage industry: “Prokupac” and “Hissar” are the biggest but overall this area is industrially underdeveloped.

Nature made an incredible monument close to Kursumlija known as “Devil’s Town”, and there are three famous spas: Prolom, Kursumlija and Lukovo.


Regional stories

Diabetes incidence in Serbia Reaches Alarming Level
By Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases, both in Serbia and worldwide. Diabetes occurs when the body can deal with its sugar deposits. This happens if the organism doesn't produce enough insulin, or the system can't use the insulin our bodies produce. According to the World Health Organization, around 350 million people have diabetes. In 2012 1.5 million people died of diabetes, of which more than 80% in low and middle-income countries. 

Institute of Public Health of Serbia released data according to which 12,4% adult population in Serbia suffer from some form of diabetes. 95% of total diabetes cases are type 2...