Novi Sad

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Novi Sad (Serbian Cyrillic: Нови Сад, pronounced [nóviː sâːd]  ( listen)) is the capital[2] of the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina, and the administrative centre of the South Bačka District. The city is located in the southern part of Pannonian Plain on the Danube river.

Novi Sad is Serbia's second largest city, after Belgrade.[3][4] According to the data from August 2010, the city has an urban population of 286,157, while its municipal population was 372,999.[1] It is located on the border of the Bačka and Srem regions, on the banks of the Danube river and Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal, while facing the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain.

The city was founded in 1694, when Serb merchants formed a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress, Habsburg strategic military post. In 18th and 19th centuries, it became an important merchant and manufacturing centre. After destruction in the 1848 Revolution, it was restored, and emerged as a centre of Serbian culture of that period, earning the nickname Serbian Athens. During the history, it maintained multi-cultural identity, with Serbs, Hungarians and Germans being the main ethnic groups. Today, Novi Sad is a multiethnic city, a large industrial and financial part of the Serbian economy, as well as a major cultural hub.

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