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Homolje to the north Homolje (Serbian Cyrillic: Хомоље, pronounced [xɔ̌mɔʎɛ]) is a region in east Serbia south of the Danube river. It is centered on the town of Žagubica, with smaller parts belonging to municipalities of Kučevo, Majdanpek and Petrovac. In the narrow sense, the term "Homolje" is applied only to the Homolje valley around Mlava river, but it is usually applied to the low Homolje mountains (940 m) north of the valley and Beljanica and Crni Vrh mountains at the south. It is sparsely populated, and renowned for its unspoiled nature.
The area was originally inhabited by various tribes: Illyrians, Dacians, and Thracians, who were followed by the Celts, Romans, Goths, and eventually Slavs, who came in the middle of the 6th century. When the Ottoman Empire conquered the area, migration to the north increased. After the migration of Serbs to Hungary and St. Andrea to the north, new settlers came — the modern Kosovo population of Serbs and Montenegrians. A vast majority of the Homolje population are Vlachs of Latinized Tribalian and Thraco-Illyrian origin. There are very few historical documents about the population of Homolje.