Donji Grad (Zemun)

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Donji Grad (Serbian Cyrillic: Доњи Град, lower town) is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Zemun.

Location[edit]

Donji Grad occupies the central part of Zemun, on the left bank of the Danube. It borders the neighborhoods of Gardoš on the north, Ćukovac and Muhar on the north-west, Kalvarija on the west, Tošin Bunar on the south-west, Retenzija on the south while the sub-neighborhood of Zemunski Kej is located along the Danube's bank. It roughly occupies the area bounded by the streets Bežanijska, Vrtlarska, 22. oktobra and Kej oslobođenja.

Characteristics[edit]

Being the central part of the formerly separate town of Zemun, the major cultural, historical and administrative facilities of Zemun are located in the neighborhood of Donji Grad.

The main street in Zemun, Glavna, passes through the middle of the neighborhood. Also, almost all of the squares of Zemun are either within or bordering Donji Grad: Karađorđev, Branka Radičevića, Masarikov, Senjski, JNA, Magistratski, Oslobođenja, Veliki, and Pobede.

There are four churches: two Roman Catholic and two Serbian Orthodox (Saint Archangel Gabriel and Holy Mother of God).

Zemun's open green market, a McDonald's restaurant and a commercial zone are situated along the main road.

Also located in Donji Grade are Zemun's City Hospital, Sports' Hall "Pinki", Zemun's Gymnasium, the faculty of agriculture and the Magistrate building, the seat of the Zemun's municipal assembly.

Zemun's only park, the "town park", lies below the main street.

The population of the neighborhood, according to the 2002 census, is 13,802 (including Zemunski Kej).

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Coordinates: 44°50′31″N 20°24′47″E / 44.84194°N 20.41306°E / 44.84194; 20.41306