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Rožaje

Rožaje (Montenegrin: Rožaje/Рожаје), is a town in northeastern Montenegro. It has a population of 9,121 (2003 census.)

Rožaje is the centre of Rožaje municipality, which has a population of 22,693.

The history of Rožaje (Rogaje) goes back to 1571 and 1585 when it was first mentioned. The settlement surrounding the then fort was called Trgovište, which it was called until 1912.

In 1797 the Ganić towers were built in the town, a defensive measurement of the Islamified Kuči (Muslim members of the clan) who supported Ottoman Turkish authority and culture.

Since 1912, it is a part of Montenegro.

Hajla, Zljeb, Mokra gora, Krsatc and Turjak are the mountains that surround Rozaje, located in the valley divided by the river Ibar. This is the most wooded part of the Balkans in far northeast part of Montenegro. The little town, situated at approximately 1,000 meters heighth above sea level, was erected on the place where roads leading from the Lim to Ibar valley intersected and from there these roads were led towards Kosovo on the east and towards Serbia on the north, towards the Zeta and the Scadar valley and towards the warm Adriatic sea on the south. That is why Rozaje has always been the place for rest for numerous trade caravans and different historical migrations.

Wikipedia and http://montenegro.travel

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Rožaje 42.840000, 20.160000 Rožaje