City of Niš

City of Niš is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans. It is the second largest city in Serbia of more than 250.000 inhabitants, and the centre of the Southeastern region of the country.

Situated at the crossroads, City of Niš connects the Balkans to Europe, and Europe to the Near East. That is why it has always been considered a gateway between The East and The West. It is very easy to reach City of Niš either by Constantine the Great airport or by railroad and highway.

The climate of this area is moderate continental. The average temperature is 11.2°C. July is the warmest month of the year, with the average of 21.2 0C. The coldest month is January with the average of 0.2°C. The average annual rainfall is 567.25 mm/m. The average barometer value is 992.74 mb.

City of Niš is one of the most important industrial centres in Serbia, well-known for its industry of electronics and mechanical engineering, and the textile and the tobacco industry. Statistics show that the system of education is quite elaborate in our city: there are 50 000 pupils/students attending 32 primary and 21 secondary schools. There are 14 000 students at City of Niš University composed of 10 faculties. Health facilities in the City are modern and very well developed: there are 30 clinics, medical centres and institutes which are, on the one hand, open to students of the Faculty of Medicine and their obligatory training programs, and, on the other hand, offer the citizens of City of Niš and the Southeastern Serbia a wide range of modern methods and services for the prevention and treatment of their health problems.

City of Niš has celebrated 100 years of having established its first Grammar School, National Theatre, Public Library, and the local literary magazine.

The cultural life of City of Niš is shaped by the numerous institutions - the National Theatre, the Public Library, the National Museum, the Symphony Orchestra, the Puppet Theatre, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, the University Library, the City Archives, the Gallery of Contemporary Art, Culture Club, the Centre for Culture and Education, several publishing houses, and many amateur organizations in arts and culture. Several famous cultural events have already become part of tradition of City of Niš: the Festival of Actors' Achievements, Nisville Jazz Festival, Choral Festival, the international festival of amateur choirs, as well as the Art Colony in Sićevo, the oldest of its kind in Serbia.

City of Niš has a lot to offer to tourists. In Niška Banja (Spa of Niš) there are many facilities that can be used for the purposes of recreation or convalescence, as well as for organizing congresses and conferences, or various sports and cultural events. Moreover, there are several popular picnic sites in near the City.

There are more than 40 sports clubs, both professional and amateur ones in Coty of Niš. People here love sports, no matter if they go in for sports themselves or just cheer the professionals. Some of the sports clubs have achieved remarkable results in Serbia and international competitions.


City of Niš is situated in the Nišava valley where it joins the Južna Morava River. It is located at the 43°19' latitude north and 21°54' longitude east. The central city area is at 194m altitude above sea level. The highest point in the city area is Sokolov kamen (Falcon's rock) on Suva Planina Mountain (1523m) while the lowest point is at Trupale, near the mouth of the Nišava River (173m). The city area covers 596.71 square km of five municipalities.

City of Niš is the crossroads of the most important Balkan and European traffic routes. The territory of the City is intersected by three important directions of international road and railway traffic – several roads that connect the Balkans with Central and Western Europe, including Corridor X, and the axis which connects the Adriatic, Aegean and Black Sea intersect the territory of City of Niš.

These roads have been widely known from the ancient times, because they represented the beaten tracks along which peoples, goods and armies moved. Known as Via Militaris in Roman and Byzantine periods, or Constantinople road in the Middle Ages and the period of the Turkish rule, these roads still represent major European traffic arteries. Thus, the City stands at the point of intersection of the roads connecting Asia Minor and Europe, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, for its location is a favorable one.

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