Serbs in the United Kingdom

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British Serbs
Срби у Великој Британији
Total population
~70,000 (estimate)[1]
Languages
English, Serbian
Religion
Serbian Orthodox Church

British Serbs or Serbs in the United Kingdom[2][3] are Serbs and people of Serbian ancestry in the United Kingdom. The Serbian Council of Great Britain estimates that there are 70,000 ethnic Serbs living in the UK.[1]

Overview[edit]

Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Lazar in Birmingham

There has been a Serb community in Halifax since Yugoslavia's liberation in the World War II. Monarchist refugees (Chetniks) left Yugoslavia as a result of Josip Broz Tito's revolution.[4] There is a Serbian Orthodox church there.

There is a sizable Serb community in Shepherd's Bush (Hammersmith and Fulham) and Notting Hill (Kensington and Chelsea) in West London, where Serbian grocery stores, cafes, and a Serbian church is present.

There are a number of Serbian Orthodox churches in the UK, including in the two largest cities, London and Birmingham.[5]

Notable British Serbs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Serbian Council of Great Britain". Serbian Council of Great Britain. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  2. ^ Pryke, Sam (2003). "British Serbs and long distance nationalism". Ethnic and Racial Studies 26 (1): 152–172. doi:10.1080/01419870022000025315. 
  3. ^ "Young Serbs in the UK". Serbian Council of Great Britain. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  4. ^ Popham, Peter (26 July 1995). "A Serbian enclave in Yorkshire". The Independent. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Serbian Orthodox Church". Serbian Council of Great Britain. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Bogdanovic reaches final". BBC Sport. 2002-10-25. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 

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