I came across a list of old Yugoslavian monuments that look quite interesting. Actually, I already saw the one in Podgarić and it was really impressive. Now I wanted to locate the rest of them, but wasn't really successful. I can't find half of them on Google Maps. Either the location is not known at all or there are more than one location with the same name. Therefore, I'm looking for the exact coordinates of the following monuments:

Petrova Gora enter image description here

Grmeč enter image description here

Ilirska Bistrica enter image description here

Košute enter image description here

Korenica enter image description here

Makljen enter image description here

Kadinjača enter image description here

Brezovica enter image description here

Ostra enter image description here

Nikšić enter image description here

Zenica enter image description here

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    I seem to remember, from old news articles, that they are old monuments remembering distant communist-related events.
    – MastaBaba
    Dec 23, 2015 at 2:54
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    +1, absolutely SUPERB question! I agree with MastaBaba that these would be artefacts from the Soviet era, but that's a guess and nothing more.
    – Gayot Fow
    Dec 23, 2015 at 6:56
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    two of them are listed here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    – Gayot Fow
    Dec 23, 2015 at 6:57
  • Only Bulgaria of the former communist states in Europe has any old monuments to rival those of Yugoslavia. I haven't visited any Yugoslav ones but I've seen the lists in websites and books and I think they are the best, but if you're interested in such things, you definitely ought to check out the Bulgarian ones too. Dec 23, 2015 at 12:25
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These are old Yugoslavian War Memorials (or at least most of them). Somebody created a great google map overlay of these:


for some reason I am struggling to get the exact coordinates from that map, but you can zoom in all the way on each of them to see the actual monument at a decent enough zoom level.

  • aw man, I love these questions, and you beat me to it. Well found.
    – Mark Mayo
    Dec 23, 2015 at 22:23
  • Yeah, I love these questions too, especially when I have some time to spend researching the answer :)
    – Aleks G
    Dec 23, 2015 at 22:24
  • On my computer, you can (single, left) click on any individual pin and a sidebar will expand, showing the exact coordinates. e.g. frg.li/f42.png
    – Urbana
    Dec 24, 2015 at 0:05
  • For some, but not all of them
    – Aleks G
    Dec 24, 2015 at 0:17
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    Ah. Good catch, @AleksG. I clicked on one pin which had the coordinates in the "description" field and mistakenly assumed it'd be the case for all of the pins. One method which does work to get the coordinates for each point is clicking the dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the panel on the left, then choosing "download KML". The downloaded file contains the coordinates for each point. Here's a pastebin of the KML file.
    – Urbana
    Jan 6, 2016 at 1:27

Here is a list of all monuments coordinates except Brezovica.

It is partially based on @Aleks G's link and @davidvc pastebin of it, however, some coordinates there are misleading. For such ones, the proper coordinates were found and the source or proof is given.

For more see "Yugoslav World War II monuments and memorials" in Wikipedia.

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    There seem to be roughly a dozen places called Brezovica in former Yugoslavia, mostly in Croatia and Serbia. See hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brezovica. The Serbian page has more links for the Serbian places, but is in the Cyrillic script. An image search turns up at least two other pictures of the same monument, both somewhat less covered in graffiti.
    – phoog
    Mar 23, 2016 at 15:34

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