History of our region

The advantage of the geographical position is considerable changed with the changes of socio-historical opportunity and on it are, notwithstanding a strong tendency isolation, had the least impact physically - geographical conditions. The end is taken from the tribe who lived in this area. At the time of Roman domination, practically from beginning of our era, this end belonged province of Dalmatia. Supervision of mines was performed from neighboring Domavia (today Srebrenica). At that time, the river Drina did not border, but a link between the ends of one and the other side of the river. From the division of the Roman Empire In 395, the border ran right along the river Drina, so this area belonged to the East Roman Empire, ie. Byzantium.

At the time of the migration of the people, when the Slavs also came there was general insecurity, even more often changes in the affiliation of these areas in between Byzantium and newly settled peoples. Some time this area also fell under the rule of the Hungarians kings, from the time of King Dragutin he was more permanently involved in the field of medieval Serbian lands. By weakening the Nemanjic government for a time Azbukovica belonged to Nikola Altomanović, and then they took over these parts Prince Lazarus and his descendants. With the fall of the Despotate in 1459, the government lasted longer in these parts the Ottoman Empire. In the XV and XVI century, this area belonged in part to the nahija Osat, a partly to Sokol Nahija, and later only Sokol Nahija of the Smederevo Sandzak.

As the mines belonged to the sultan, so did Crnča, with fertile Bukovica and surrounding hamlets became imperial possession- has. In time, the whole end is over Bukovici called Azbukovica, which remained until today.

Azbukovica welcomed liberation from the Turks 1834. By their emigration (from Soko city ​​in 1862) became a border area. The opening of the crossing, scaffolding, and 1837 was immediately initiated. the construction of quarantines begins, observation posts, medical facilities and warehouses for goods, thus laying the urban foundations new settlement - Ljubovija, "in the middle of the Drabić field". Only 23 years later, Ljubovija becomes county town, and by the decree of the Deputy Prince Milan M. Obrenovic, dated June 3, 1871, was proclaimed small town. Then came the Serbian-Turkish wars and catastrophic flood on October 30, 1896. For Ljubovija, it remained written: "And while the eye blinked, the town was all under water. Strong the torrent took away everything it reached. "Valuable inhabitants of Ljubovija is renovating their settlement in a new location, an elevation called Jabučje, where it is still located today.

But further progress is again slowed by wars, first the Balkan, then the First World War in which this area bled the most. He found himself first on strike of all the attacks of the Austro-Hungarian army on Serbia. Mačkov Stone monument also testifies to that to whom thousands of corpses remained. In period between the two wars, Azbukovica was devastated the economic crisis also struck. In the postwar period construction, the development of this environment slows down the possibility of building a large hydropower plant (Velika Dubravica), which would drown Ljubovija with its accumulation, you have been here for years it built nothing. Only in the eighth decade of the past century Ljubovija began a somewhat faster development industry.