Topola

Topola (Serbian Cyrillic: Топола, pronounced [tɔpɔ̌la]) is a town and municipality located in the Šumadija District of central Serbia. It was the place where Karađorđe, a Serbian revolutionary, was chosen as the leader of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804. The local St. George Church is the burial place of the Ducal and Royal Family of Serbia and Yugoslavia (the Karađorđevićes).

For other uses, see Topola (disambiguation).
Town and municipality in Šumadija and Western Serbia, Serbia
Topola
Топола (Serbian)

Topola with Oplenac at its hilltop

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Location of the municipality of Topola within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Šumadija
Settlements 31
Government

  Mayor Igor Petrović (ZS)
Area

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  Town 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
  Municipality 356 km2 (137 sq mi)
Elevation

272 m (892 ft)
Population

 (2011 census)[2]
  Town

4,573
  Town density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
  Municipality

22,207
  Municipality density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
34310
Area code +381(0)34
Car plates TO
Website www.topola.com

The name Topola means poplar. Topola is famous for its yearly Oplenac vintage festival, attended by several thousand visitors each year.

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Aside from the town of Topola (5,422), the municipality includes the following settlements, according to 2002 census (population in brackets):

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