Studentski Grad, Belgrade

Studentski Grad (Serbian Cyrillic: Студентски Град), or colloquially Studenjak (Студењак), is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Novi Beograd. Studentski Grad, as its name points out (Serbian for student city) is actually the campus of the University of Belgrade. It is the largest dormitory in Belgrade, originally constructed to accommodate nearly 5,000 students.

Studentski Grad

Студентски Град
Studentski Grad is located in Belgrade
Studentski Grad
Studentski Grad
Location within Belgrade
Coordinates: 44°49′29″N 20°23′59″E / 44.824734°N 20.399648°E / 44.824734; 20.399648Coordinates: 44°49′29″N 20°23′59″E / 44.824734°N 20.399648°E / 44.824734; 20.399648
Country Serbia
RegionBelgrade
MunicipalityNew Belgrade
Area
 • Total0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code+381(0)11
Car platesBG

LocationEdit

 
Map of Local communities in Novi Beograd
 
Studentski grad

Studentski Grad is located in Novi Beograd's Block 34 (and some smaller parts of Block 4), bounded by the neighborhoods of Bežanijska Kosa on the west and Fontana on the east. The area is encircled by the streets of Tošin Bunar and Narodnih heroja, Zoran Djindjić Boulevard and the Belgrade-Zagreb highway (or the Boulevard of Arsenije Čarnojević).[1]

HistoryEdit

First public announcement of the construction was published on 7 January 1947 and the building began on 5 April 1949. It was projected originally for 4,500 beds. Only a year later, students already settled the Block III. Block II followed in 1952 and in 1955 Blocks I and IV were finished, completing the project.[2]

A massive and long reconstruction was conducted 1985-1997 after which Studentski Grad gained its present appearance.

AdministrationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
198112,420—    
199117,374+39.9%
200216,582−4.6%
201110,605−36.0%
Source: [3][4][5][6]

Area covered today by the local community of Studentski Grad was previously divided in three: Veljko Vlahović (pop. 162 in 1981 and 4,706 in 1991), Radnih Brigada (pop. 4,793 in 1981 and 4,281 in 1991) and Carina (formerly Viktor Bubanj; pop. 7,465 in 1981, 8,387 in 1991 and 8,091 in 2002). In the 1990s, Veljko Vlahović and Radnih Brigada merged into the local community of Studentski Grad (pop. 8,491 in 2002) and by the 2011 census, Carina was merged into Studentski Grad, too. The population in 2011 was 10,605.

CharacteristicsEdit

Studentski grad includes not only students rooms and restaurant, but also two libraries with 50,000 books, gallery space, post office, cinema and theater building, spaces for conferences and podium discussions, an open stage for summer concerts and happenings and one orthodox chapel dedicate to John Chrysostom.[2]

Studentski Grad is divided in four blocks (I, II, III and IV) and each block is further divided in two sub-blocks or wings, F and G. F wings have buildings seven storeys high, while G wings comprise buildings with six storeys. Altogether, Studentski Grad accommodates 4,406 students.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beograd - plan grada. M@gic M@p. 2006. ISBN 86-83501-53-1.
  2. ^ a b Ivana Ješić (6 September 2008), ""Studenjak" – oaza mladosti i pameti", Politika (in Serbian)
  3. ^ Osnovni skupovi stanovništva u zemlji – SFRJ, SR i SAP, opštine i mesne zajednice 31.03.1981, tabela 191. Savezni zavod za statistiku (txt file). 1983.
  4. ^ Stanovništvo prema migracionim obeležjima – SFRJ, SR i SAP, opštine i mesne zajednice 31.03.1991, tabela 018. Savezni zavod za statistiku (txt file).
  5. ^ Popis stanovništva po mesnim zajednicama, Saopštenje 40/2002, page 4. Zavod za informatiku i statistiku grada Beograda. 26 July 2002.
  6. ^ Stanovništvo po opštinama i mesnim zajednicama, Popis 2011. Grad Beograd – Sektor statistike (xls file). 23 April 2015.

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