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VRANYA, or VRANYE, the most southerly town of the kingdom of Servia, 7^ m. from the Macedonian frontier, on a slope descending from Mount Placevitza to the plain of the Upper Morava, in a picturesque and fertile country. Pop. (1900) 11,921. In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 it was captured by the Servian army from the Turks, and subsequently was incorporated in the kingdom. It is the capital of a department of the same name, and is an important station on the railway from Nish to Salonica, with a custom house, principally for merchandise imported into Servia via Salonica. Its inhabitants are employed chiefly in the cultivation of flax and hemp, and in the making of ropes. There is a much frequented summer resort 45 m. E., called Vranyska Banya, with baths of hot sulphurous mineral water.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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