Stari Grad, Belgrade

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Location o Stari Grad athin Belgrade

Stari Grad (Serbian Cyrillic: Стари Град, pronounced [stâːriː grâd]) is an urban neighborhuid an ane o 17 municipalities which constitute the Belgrade, the caipital o Serbie. It encompasses some o the auldest sections o urban Belgrade, thus the name (‘’stari grad’’, Serbie for “auld ceety”). Stari Grad is ane o the three municipalities that constitute the vera center o the ceety (thegither wi Savski Venac an Vračar).

Neighborhuid[eedit | eedit soorce]

The neighborhuid o Stari Grad is no generally considered bi the Belgraders as ane single definitive neighborhuid. Aurie which Stari Grad covers is either simply styled "dountoun" or bi the names o the mair established neighborhuid which it owerlaps: northren ("Upper") an eastren pairts o Dorćol (which it borders on the north) or Studentski Trg. Roughly, it spawns northren an wastren frae the Square o the Republic, borderin an aa the neighborhuids o Kalemegdan (wast), Kosančićev Venac (sooth-wast), Jevremovac an Palilula (sooth-wast) an Viline Vode (north-wast), wi a population o 9,646 in 2002.

Municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Stari Grad occupees the endin ridge o Šumadija geological bar. The cliff-like ridge, whaur the fortress o Kalemegdan is locatit, owerleuks the Great War Island an the confluence o the Sava river intae the Danube, an makes ane o the maist bonnie natural leukoots in Belgrade. Wi Novi Beograd, it is ane o 2 municipalities o Belgrade (oot o 17) which occupy the banks o baith major rivers in Belgrade, the Sava an the Danube (Zemun wis the third, but when the municipality o Surčin split, Zemun wis left wi the Danube, an Surčin wi the Sava bank).

The municipality o Stari Grad covers an aurie o juist 7 square kilometers (2.7 sq mi) (seicont smawest in Belgrade, efter Vračar) an borders the municipalities o Paliula on the east, Vračar on the sooth-east an Savski Venac on the sooth. The Sava makes a border tae the municipality o Novi Beograd (wast) an the Danube tae the municipalities o Zemun (north-wast) an the Banat's section o Palilula.

The riverside o the Danube haes twa destinct airtificial bays, the sma marina (Marina Dorćol) an the Port o Belgrade.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Like the ither twa "auld" municipalities o central Belgrade (Savski Venac an Vračar), Stari Grad for decades is a heichlie depopulatin municipality, but being a central municipality an sma in aurie, it remains ane o the maist densely populatit municipalities in Serbie. There wur 55,543 inhabitants accordin te the 2002 census or 7,935 /km2 (20,550 /sq mi), compared tae a population o 96,517 wi a density o 13,788 /km2 (35,710 /sq mi) back in 1971. Population o Stari Grad:

  • 1961 - 96,517
  • 1971 - 83,742
  • 1981 - 73,767
  • 1991 - 68,552
  • 2002 - 55,543 (57.5% o the 1961 population)

Even though residential auries are hintle densely compact compared tae Vračar, the latter is densely populatit because almost one third of Stari Grad, even though it is "heart" of Belgrade is no inhabitit (maistly the lairge pairk o Kalemegdan an the heichlie industrialized riverside o the Danube, wi dozens o factories an spacious hangars an depots). Housomeivver, a number o fowk wirkin on the territory o the municipality doubles its awn population an makes possible for the municipality o Stari Grad tae achieve GDP per capita 6 tae 8 times heicher than the average in Serbie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Despite some o the auldest sections o Belgrade belang tae Stari Grad, the municipality itsel is amang the latest urban anes formed admeenistratively. It wis formed bi the merger o the municipality o Skadarlija an pairt o the municipality o Terazije on Januar 1, 1957. Recent presidents o the municipality:

  • 1992 – 2000; Jovan Kažić (b. 1937)
  • 2000 – present: Mirjana Božidarević (b. 1954)

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Stari Grad is twinned wi:

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As a curiosity, Stari Grad is location o twa shortest streets o Belgrade, Marka Leka and Laze Pačua, which are 45 an 48 meters lang, respectively.[7]. Despite being in the sole dountoun an densely populatit urban section, they hae nae numbers as aw the biggins locatit in them are numbered frae the neighborin streets.

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Coordinates: 44°41′N 20°24′E / 44.683°N 20.400°E / 44.683; 20.400