Photo by Miroslav Vajdic
Almost all scopes of social, public and economic life in Serbia have its roots in Region of Sumadija and Pomoravlje:
- In 1833 the First Grammar School was established and than the “Lyceum”, the forerunner of the first Serbian University, in 1838.
- First constitution in the Balkans was proclaimed in this city in 1835.
- Print works in 1833.
- Professional National theatre 1835.
- Military academy 1837.
- The first bulb in Serbia lit up in 1884, when the First Electrical Power plant was built.
- Weapons manufacturing in Kragujevac began in 1853.
- The former state-owned Zastava Automobiles Company was founded in 1953, produces over 1 million of famous FIAT 750 known as FICA. Zastava was sold to Fiat in 2008. Total volume of investment is over 1 billion Euros, while the company is now producing FIAT 500 L.
- Finally, the beauty of Sumadija and Pomoravlje Region landscapes we treasure and proudly share. Take a look: www.predelisrcasrbije.rs/en
The famous Fica
In 30 years, 1 million Zastava 750 were produced in Kragujevac (Sumadija and Pomoravlje-RS)
Undoubtedly the most popular Yugoslavian car, the production of the Zastava 750 began on 18 October 1955 and ended on 18 November 1985. The Zavodi Crvena Zastava (“Red Flag Institutes”) – followed by the Zastava Automobiles and recently FIAT Chrysler Automobiles Serbia – were the manufacturing companies producing this successful car. The company is based in Kragujevac, the capital city of the new AER member Region of Sumadija and Pomoravlje (RS). The production but also the assembly of every single Zastava 750 takes place in the Kragujevac’s factory. Also widely knows by its nickname “Fića”, the car was a version of the Fiat 600. Some small transformations intervened in 1980, when the Zastava 180 was launched. Zastava 750’s legend is still currently surviving and many young nostalgic serbians continue to inquire about it, while Kragujevac’s factory is now producing the Fiat 500L.