Cuprija is located on the Pan-European Corridor 10, 146 kilometers away from Belgrade and 90 from Niš. It is built on two rivers, Great Morava and Ravanica, and the municipality itself connects Šumadija with the Homolje and Resava regions.

The location of Ćuprija and its geographical position made it a highly important strategic place throughout history, and the history of this city is anything but poor; that is why historians describe Ćuprija as "the largest small town in Serbia."

Today, archaeologists have irrefutable evidence that even in the 4th millennium, there were organized human communities (Vinča Culture) around Ćuprija. On the place where Ćuprija lies today, the Romans built their settlement named Horreum Margi. then the Slavs named it Ravno, Rabno, Ravanele, or/and Rabnele, and in the time of the Turks, the settlement was named Ćuprija, which is the Turkish word for the bridge, and a name that best describes this city.

Via Militaris, therefore, continued to influence the fate of Ćuprija even after the Romans. That path, of course, no longer has a predominantly military role, and today, it is the main road link between Europe and Turkey - and soon the route of the "new Silk Road" - which is the foundation of the economic development of the cities it passes through. Among others, Ćuprija.

Strengthening the economy is the primary task of every modern resident of Ćuprija. The municipal economy is showing signs of continuous growth, so, according to official data, in 2017, Ćuprija was the Serbian record holder in terms of foreign trade surplus.

As two German philosophers from the 19th century noticed, the upgrade follows the economic base, and with the successes in the economic field, the crowning shifts in the culture and sports of Ćuprija followed.

Today, in the spirit of its name, Ćuprija exclusively builds bridges. Bridges of friendship with some, bridges of cooperation with everyone. Bridges to be crossed in good faith. One such bridge is certainly Ravanelius, not without reason called the festival of musical excellence.

Cuprija today

Today we have established manifestations such as "Matic's days," frequent connections with the most famous Serbian living writer Dragoslav Mihailović, but also increasingly frequent cultural and sports events.

The school for music talents

For now, a special place in the culture of Cuprija has been occupied by one unique institution far beyond the borders of Serbia: the School for Musical Talents. This School educates musically gifted children through an intensive ten-year program and, according to a similar concept, only two other pedagogical institutions in the world are similar: the Central Music School in Moscow and the "Yehudi Menuhin" School in London.

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