Novi Grad, Sarajevo

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Not to be confused with Novi Grad, another municipality.
Novi Grad
Location of Novi Grad, Sarajevo within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Novi Grad, Sarajevo within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Communities 23
Government
 • Municipality president Damir Hadžić (SDP)
Area
 • Total 47,2 km2 (182 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 124,471
 • Density 2,637,1/km2 (68,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 33
Website Official website
Novi Grad is marked with number 5 on this map of the Sarajevo Canton.

Novi Grad (Bosnian pronunciation: [nôʋiː grâːd]; translated New Town) is the westernmost of the four municipalities that make up the city of Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

History[edit]

During the 1970s, Sarajevo was undergoing a rapid economic and cultural development, with great expansion focused on population and industry. Novi Grad was a direct result of this period of heavy growth, in which many acres of previously unused land were transformed into Communist urban centres filled with apartment buildings. By the time the Novi Grad municipality was formally recognized, it had some 60,000 citizens, in 18 neighbourhoods.

According to the 1991 census, the municipality of Novi Grad had 136,746 citizens. Four years of Bosnian War brought that number down tremendously. Some sections of Novi Grad were among the first to be occupied by the aggressors, while the city was repeatedly showered by mortar shells. Of the municipality's 33,517 residential buildings, 92% were damaged during the Siege of Sarajevo.

Novi Grad has since made a fantastic recovery. Although many bullet holes and mortar shell impacts are visible throughout the municipality, it is overall healthy and functioning. As the most modern part of Sarajevo, Novi Grad is also ground to many new developments, such as the Bosmal City Center.

Demographics[edit]

1971[edit]

111.811 total

  • Serbs - 45.806 (40,96%)
  • Bosniaks - 37.147 (33,22%)
  • Croats - 17.491 (15,64%)
  • Yugoslavs - 5.798 (5,18%)
  • Others - 5.569 (5,00%)

1991[edit]

136.616 total

  • Bosniaks - 69.430 (50,82%)
  • Serbs - 37.591 (27,51%)
  • Croats - 8.889 (6,50%)
  • Yugoslavs - 15.580 (11,40%)
  • Others - 5.126 (3,77%)

2002[edit]

According to the 2002 estimate, today the municipality of Novi Grad has 122,636 citizens, of which around 94% are Bosniaks, 2% Serbs and 4% Croats.

2005[edit]

In 2005, 86% of population of the municipality were ethnic Bosniaks.

Communities and neighborhoods in Novi Grad[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°50′56″N 18°22′16″E / 43.84889°N 18.37111°E / 43.84889; 18.37111