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Novi Sad - Нови Сад
Ceety
Frae top left: Auld toun, Liberty Bridge, NIS, Matica Srpska, Orthodox Cathedral o Saunt George, Petrovaradin, Liberty Square, Petrovaradin Fortress, Panoramic view

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Location athin Europe an Serbie
Coordinates: 45°15′N 19°51′E / 45.250°N 19.850°E / 45.250; 19.850
Kintra  Serbie
Province  Vojvodina
Destrict Sooth Bačka
Municipalities 2
Settled bi Scordisci 4t century B.C.
Foondit 1694 as Racki Grad (Serb Ceety)
Ceety status 1 Februar 1748 as Novi Sad
Government
 • Mayor Igor Pavličić (DS) - (DS, LSV, SPS)
Area
 • Novi Sad 1,105 km2 (426.5 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (262 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Novi Sad Increase 231,798[1]
 • Density 164.7/km2 (426.5/sq mi)
 • Metro Increase 341,625[2]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21000
Area code(s) +381(0)21
Caur plates NS
Website www.novisad.rs

Novi Sad (Serbie Cyrillic: Нови Сад, pronounced [nɔ̝̂v̞iː sâːd] ( listen)) is the caipital[3] o the northren Serbian province o Vojvodina, an the admeenistrative centre o the Sooth Bačka Destrict. The ceety is locatit in the soothrern pairt o Pannonian Plain on the Danube river.

Novi Sad is the seicont lairgest ceety in Serbie, efter Belgrade.[4][5] Accordin tae August 2011 data, the ceety haes an urban population o 293,508, while its municipal population wis 381,388.[6] It is locatit on the border o the Bačka an Srem regions, on the banks o the Danube river an Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal, facin the northren slopes o Fruška Gora mountain.

The ceety wis foondit in 1694, when Serb merchants formed a colony athort the Danube frae the Petrovaradin fortress, a Habsburg strategic military post. In the 18t an 19t centuries, it became an important merchant an manufacturin centre, as well as a centre o Serbie cultur o that period, earnin the nickname Serbie Athens.[7][8] The ceety wis hivily devastatit in the 1848 Revolution, but it wis subsequently restored. During the ceety's lang history, it haes maintained its multi-cultural identity, wi Serbs, Hungarians an Germans being the main ethnic groups. The day, Novi Sad is an industrial an financial centre o the Serbian economy, as well as a major cultural hub.

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Novi Sad haes relationships wi several twin touns. Ane o the main streets in its ceety centre is named efter Modena in Italy; an likewise Modena haes named a pairk in its toun centre Parco di Piazza d'Armi Novi Sad. The Novi Sad Friendship Brig in Norwich, Unitit Kinrick, bi Buro Happold, wis an aa named in honour o Novi Sad. Besides twin ceeties, Novi Sad haes mony signed greements on joint cooperation wi mony European ceeties (see an aa: Twin ceeties o Novi Sad). Novi Sad's twin touns are:

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  3. Official page of government of Vojvodina, 12 November 2009
  4. Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i Stanova 2002. Knjiga 1: Nacionalna ili etnička pripadnost po naseljima (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. 2003. ISBN 86-84443-00-09 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  5. "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. 
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  7. Mishkova, Diana. We, the people: politics of national peculiarity in Southeastern Europe. pp. 277–278. 
  8. "History of Novi Sad". Official Website of Novi Sad. 
  9. "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28.