Zrenjanin is the biggest city in the Serbian part of Banat and its political, economical, cultural and sports center. Zrenjanin is, according to the area which administratively belongs to it (1,326 km2), the biggest city in the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the second biggest in the Republic of Serbia, with a population of 140,000 and more than 20 nationalities. It has been developing with a tradition of almost 7 centuries, since it appears in historical writings as Beckerek as early as 1326.

By visiting Zrenjanin today, you arrive in a multicultural city, with numerous religions and interethnic tolerance, a city of culture, art, sports, a city of bridges, of the young and a city of strong economical growth. Zrenjanin can be recognized by its choirs of world renown, the National Museum or the Historical Archive, the best in Serbia in 2007, but also by the sports names of Dejan Bodiroga, Snezana Peric, Grbic brothers, Ivan Lendjer, Ivana Spanovic or Maja Ognjenovic. It can also be recognized by its superb performances in the puppet theatre, aquarelle art colony convocations, but also by the numerous cultural events during the traditional tourism and economic manifestation “Beer Days”, which has been organized during the last week of August for the last 23 years.

After it was known as the “biggest factory of food on the Balkans”, whose food industry was the main supplier of the entire market of former Yugoslavia, and after it managed to survive the hard years and the period of transition, Zrenjanin today stands for one of the most attractive cities for investments in Serbia. This flattering recognition the city deserved in 2006 from the American Agency for International Development, after the contest of local self-governments in creating conditions for business “Invest in Serbia”.

In 2007, the city was proclaimed as the City of Future, and in 2008, the World Bank ranked it No. 1 among the cities of Serbia for the overall organization of business ambient. In only 2 years time, Zrenjanin managed to ratify more than 20 contracts about “Greenfield” investments with foreign and domestic companies, in the value of more than 400 million Euros. On the outskirts of the city, new industrial zones are created, and from Zrenjanin towards Europe and the world, many textile, mechanical, food, chemical, electrical, pharmaceutical and other types of products are going.

The city is in the crossroads of important land and water roads, it is 50km away from Novi Sad, 75km from Belgrade and 50km from the border with the European Union (Romania). Zrenjanin is today an open city, ready for new ideas, ways of business thinking or developing new technologies. It is also a city of traditional hospitality and possibilities for comfortable vacation.

District: Central Banat

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