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Leskovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Лесковац, pronounced [lě̞skɔ̝v̞at͡s]) is a city and the administrative center of the Jablanica District in southern Serbia. According to the 2011 census, the city urban area has 60,288 inhabitants, while the city administrative area has 144,206.


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14 July 2019 – 2019 Wimbledon Championships
In the men's singles final match, Serbian Novak Djokovic beats Swiss Roger Federer in five sets for his 16th Grand Slam title win in a match that lasted four hours and 56 minutes. It was the longest Wimbledon final of all time, and also the first men's singles final in any of the four Grand Slam events that went to a fifth-set tiebreaker. (Wimbledon) (ESPN)
10 July 2019 – Kosovo–Serbia relations
Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin is banned from entering Kosovo. (ABC News)
4 July 2019 – Kosovo–Serbia relations
Amid a deterioration in relations, Kosovo bans all Serbian officials from entering the country, in response to "constant propaganda and false news about the country and our citizens" from Belgrade. (RFERL)

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Golubac fortress overlooking the Danube river
Credit: Denis Barthel

Golubac Fortress (Serbian: Голубачки град or Golubački grad, Hungarian: Galambóc vára) was a medieval fortified town on the right side of the Danube River, 4 kilometers downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia.

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  • ... that the work of physician Elizabeth Ross is still commemorated annually in Serbia despite her having spent only three weeks in the country?
  • ... that the association footballer Harry Beadles was awarded the Serbian gold medal for bravery during World War I?
  • ... that Leslie Joy Whitehead, a Canadian woman, enlisted in the Serbian Army as a man so that she might get closer to the front lines in World War I?
  • ... that although Fehmi Agani worked for reconciliation between Serbs and Albanians, his murder during the Kosovo War has been attributed to Serbian security forces?
  • ... that the victims of the Kragujevac massacre in Serbia included 144 high school students?
  • ... that Višeslav was the first Serbian ruler known by name?

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  • Serbia 7,186,862
    • Belgrade region 1,659,440
    • Vojvodina region 1,931,809
    • Šumadija and West Serbia region 2,031,697
    • South and East Serbia region 1,563,916
    • Kosovo and Metohija n/a

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Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, romanizedNovak Đoković, pronounced [nôʋaːk dʑôːkoʋitɕ] (About this soundlisten); born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Djokovic has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, 33 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 12 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for over 250 weeks. In majors, he has won a record seven Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles and one French Open title. Following his victory at the 2016 French Open, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam and the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Laver in 1969, and the first ever to do so on three different surfaces. He is the first and only male player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments.



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Belgrade - 1,731,425
Novi Sad - 335,701
Niš - 257,867
Priština- 198,000
Prizren - 178,000
Kragujevac - 177,468
Leskovac - 143,962
Subotica - 140,358
Kruševac - 127,429
Kraljevo - 124,554
Zrenjanin - 122,714
Pančevo - 122,252
Šabac - 115,347
Čačak - 114,809
Uroševac - 108,000
Smederevo - 107,528
Sombor - 97,263
Valjevo - 95,631
Peć -95,000

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