Novi Sad


Slika Novog Sada

Novi Sad is the largest city of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and its administrative center, after Belgrade the second city in Serbia in terms of population and area. According to the latest results of the population census from 2011, 341,625 inhabitants lived in the administrative territory of the city of Novi Sad, while 250,439 inhabitants lived in the settlement of Novi Sad, and 277,522 inhabitants lived in the urban area that makes up the city of Novi Sad, while in 2019 there were 402,681 inhabitants were counted in the wider area. Founded in 1694, Novi Sad was the center of Serbian culture for a long time, which is why it was often called the Serbian Athens. Today, Novi Sad is a large industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy, a university city and school center, a cultural, scientific, health and political center of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, a city that hosts many international and domestic economic, cultural, scientific and sports events, as well as a city of museums, gallery, library and theater. The city lies on the banks of the Danube River, between the 1252nd and 1262th kilometers of the river course. On the left bank of the Danube is the plain part of the city (Bačka), while on the right bank, on the slopes of Fruška Gora, is the hilly part of the city (Srem). The altitude on the Bača side is from 72 to 80 m, while on the Srem side it is between 250 and 350 m. Near Novi Sad, the Mali Bački canal flows into the Danube (on the left side of the river), which is part of the Danube-Tisa-Danube canal system. The Bačka part of the city is located on both sides of this canal.

Year Population
1948. 69.431
1953. 76.752
1961. 102.469
1971. 141.375
1981. 170.020
1991. 179.626
2002. 191.405
2011. 231.798

Ethnic groups (2002)

  1. Serbs (73.9%)
  2. Hungarians (6%)
  3. Montenegrins (2.2%)
  4. Croats(1.8%)
  5. Slovaks(0.8%)
  6. Rusyns (0.8%)
  7. Роми (0.6%)
  8. Macedonians (0.4%)
  9. Romanians(0.4%)
  10. Muslims(0.3%)
  11. Slovenians(0.1%)
  12. Germans (0.1%)