Despotovac ( Serbian Cyrillic Деспотовац ) is a city and municipality in central Serbia. The city belongs to the administrative district Pomoravlje and lies on the River Resava in the region of Gornja Resava ( " Upper Resava " ), whose historic center it is.
Despotovac itself has about 4,300 inhabitants, the village is approximately 25,600. Nearly all the inhabitants are Serbs (96 %).
The town was named after the despot Stefan Lazarević, who is buried in the nearby monastery. While the word " despot " in English has a rather negative connotation, it is in Serbian by an honor expressions for deserving rulers. Next to the name is a memorial to the medieval rulers.
In the immediate vicinity of the city there is a large quarry.
In the city center, the newly built Orthodox church, which is dedicated to the Despot Stefan and his mother, Princess Milica. In the near Despotovac there is also the important fortified monastery Manasija, is buried in the church Despot Stefan. A popular destination is the waterfall Veliki Buk near the source of the Resava.
- Grčko Polje
- Ravna Reka
- Village Resavica
- Senjski Rudnik
- Veliki Popović