Sopot, Serbia

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Sopot
Сопот
Municipality and Town
Panoramic view on Sopot
Panoramic view on Sopot
Coat of arms of Sopot
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Sopot within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Sopot within Serbia
Coordinates: 44°31′N 20°35′E / 44.517°N 20.583°E / 44.517; 20.583Coordinates: 44°31′N 20°35′E / 44.517°N 20.583°E / 44.517; 20.583
Country  Serbia
District Belgrade
Settlements 17
Government
 • Mayor Živorad Milosavljević (Group of citizens)
Area[1]
 • Municipality 271 km2 (105 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 1,887
 • Municipality 20,199
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11450
Area code +381 11
Car plates BG
Website www.sopot.org.rs

Sopot (Serbian Cyrillic: Сопот, pronounced [sɔ̂pɔːt]) is a town and municipality in Serbia. It is part of the wider region of Belgrade, located south of Belgrade at 44°31′N 20°35′E / 44.517°N 20.583°E / 44.517; 20.583, 177.38 m above sea level. Its name is the old Slavic word for spring (source) which is today replaced in Serbian by the word 'извор'.

Sopot is near the mountain Kosmaj. The town has a large primary and economics high school, one of the largest in the Balkans. Sopot has a soccer team called the Wolves from Kosmaj. The town has a basketball club, also called the Wolves from Kosmaj, with about 90 kids. The basketball club has had success at a few tournaments in Europe.

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  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in The Republic of Serbia: Age and Sex – Data by settlements". Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2012. ISBN 978-86-6161-023-3. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 

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