UZHITSE (also written Uzice and Ushitsa), the capital of the Uzhitse department of Servia.
As implied by its name, which may be translated " the narrow places," Uzhitse is built in a narrow and lonely glen amongst the south-western moun t Perhaps a mistake or an abbreviation for Aram.
Uzhitse possesses a court of first instance and a prefecture.
The houses in Uzhitse are quite unlike those of more prosperous Servian towns, being tall, narrow structures of timber, frequently blackened by the damp. Pop. (1900) about 7000.
Early in the 13th century Uzhitse was the seat of St Sava, the first archbishop, and the patron saint of Servia.