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dobrodosli_eng.jpgIn the heart of the spacious and fertile Leskovian valley, fifty kilometres long and forty five kilometres wide, lies the city of Leskovac. It abounds in a great variety of geographic features and tourist facilities which will attract even the most particular of visitors. Apart from this multitude of features and facilities, Leskovac is also an important transit centre, providing links to Southern Europe (Greece), North-Western Europe via Belgrade, the Adriatic Sea via Priština, and the Black Sea and the Eurasian corridor via Sophia. The territory of the municipality of Leskovac is situated at an altitude between 210 and 240 meters above sea level.

“Pepper Days” in Lokosnica ПДФ Штампај Е-пошта

Mayor Goran Cvetanovic opened the event called "Pepper Days", traditionally held for the eighth time in the village of Lokosnica, near Leskovac.

This village is well known for its production of red spice pepper, dried naturally. That is why every year in September, Lokosnica becomes red due to endless wreaths of peppers and house facades look like they are freshly painted red.

Tradition of pepper growing in Donja Lokosnica is almost four centuries long.

On average, from 5,000 to 6,000 tons of raw and 500 to 600 tons of dried peppers are produced here per season. There are hardly any of the three hundred households which are not involved in the production of this unique type of pepper, which then goes to the kitchens all over the country and abroad.

As part of the event, a competition was held in the quick stringing of peppers, and this year, Bojan Stojanovic was declared the best manufacturer of spice pepper.

On the tourist-gastronomy map of Serbia, this village takes one of the central places in the production of red spice pepper.


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