List of places named after Josip Broz Tito

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During Josip Broz Tito's presidency or dictatorship and in the years following his death in 1980, several places in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and elsewhere were named or renamed in honor of him as part of his cult of personality. Since the end of Yugoslavia, many towns and squares have reverted their names.

Numerous streets and squares were also named after Tito, both in former Yugoslavia as well as elsewhere as an honour to a foreign dignitary.

Cities formerly named after Tito[edit]

A total of eight towns and cities were named after Tito. Right after World War II, four municipalities whose role in the partisan resistance movement was perceived as significant gained the adjective "Tito's" (locally Titov/Titova/Titovo), while the capital of the smallest federal republic of Montenegro was renamed Titograd (Tito's grad). After Tito's death in 1980, four more cities were added, for a total of one in each of the Yugoslav six federal republics and two autonomous provinces. These were:

With the dissolution of Yugoslavia, each city was renamed.

Peaks[edit]

Streets and squares[edit]

Many towns in the countries of former Yugoslavia and in other countries have streets and squares named after him.

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Former[edit]

  • Bugojno: Ulica maršala Tita (now Sultan Ahmedova)

Croatia[edit]

Zagreb controversy[edit]

In February 2008, 2,000 protestors gathered on Zagreb's Josip Broz square, which is the site of the Croatian National Theatre, to demand it be renamed to Theatre Square.[1] However, hundreds of anti-fascists accused this crowd to be revisionist and neo-Ustaše and the attempt to rename it failed.[2] Croatian President Stjepan Mesić publicly opposed the renaming.[3]

Macedonia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

  • Herceg Novi: Trg maršala Tita
  • Bar: Ulica maršala Tita
  • Podgorica: Josipa Broza Tita
  • Rožaje: Maršala Tita
  • Tivat: Obala maršala Tita

Former[edit]

  • Cetinje: Titov trg (now Dvorski trg)
  • Ulcinj: Bulevard maršala Tita (now Bulevard Skenderbega)

Serbia[edit]

Former[edit]

  • Beograd: Maršala Tita (the main street, renamed back to Srpskih vladara in 1992, now Kralja Milana)
  • Zemun: Ulica maršala Tita (the main street, renamed back to Glavna ulica, meaning "main street")
  • Šabac: Maršala Tita (the main street, renamed to Gospodar Jevremova in 2005.)
  • Ruma: Maršala Tita (the main street, renamed back to Glavna ulica, meaning "main street")
  • Užice: Maršala Tita (the main street, renamed to Dimitrija Tucovića street)

Slovenia[edit]

  • Ilirska Bistrica: Trg Maršala Tita (main square)
  • Jesenice: Cesta Maršala Tita
  • Koper: Titov trg (main square)
  • Logatec: Titova ulica
  • Maribor: Titova cesta (main street), Titov most (Tito's Bridge)
  • Postojna: Titova cesta
  • Senovo: Titova cesta
  • Ljubljana: Titova cesta (renamed to Slovenska cesta (Slovenian Avenue) in 1991); Titova cesta, a section of Štajerska cesca named after Tito in 2009. After ban renamed to Štajerska cesta.
  • Postojna: Titov trg (main square)
  • Radeče: Titova ulica
  • Radenci: Titova cesta
  • Tolmin: Trg Maršala Tita (main square)
  • Velenje: Titov trg (main square with highest Tito's statue in the world)

Ban[edit]

In 2011 the Constitutional Court of Slovenia ruled that naming of a new street after Josip Broz Tito was unconstitutional. The court unanimously ruled that Tito symbolizes severe human rights violations, and that naming the street after him glorifies totalitarian regime and violates human dignity. [4] [5] The decision is highly important, because it is the for the first time that the highest national court legally evaluated Tito, his work, and his image.

Italy[edit]

Egypt[edit]

  • Cairo: Joseph Tito street

Ethiopia[edit]

  • Josif (Broz) Tito's street

Tunisia[edit]

  • Sousse: Marshall Tito Avenue

Brazil[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

  • Limassol: Josip Broz Tito street
  • Dali: Marshal Tito street

India[edit]

Russia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

  • Accra: Josif Broz Tito Avenue

Asteroid[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thousands of Croatians rally against 'Tito' square". Agence France-Presse (9 February 2008). Accessed 12 November 2009.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Dispute over Name of Zagreb's Tito Square". Balkan Travellers. Accessed 12 November 2009.
  4. ^ Text of the decision U-I-109/10 of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, issued on 3 October 2011, in Slovenian language: http://odlocitve.us-rs.si/usrs/us-odl.nsf/o/AB6C747BE8DF7AF3C125791F00404CF9
  5. ^ Naming Street After Tito Unconstitutional. Slovenia Times, 5 October 2011 http://www.sloveniatimes.com/naming-street-after-tito-unconstitutional