Zemun Polje

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Bertrand Russell street in Zemun Polje
Map of Urban local communities in Zemun municipality

Zemun Polje (Serbian Cyrillic: Земун Поље) is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Zemun.

Location[edit]

Zemun Polje is located on both railway and highway Belgrade-Novi Sad, halfway between the western section of urban Zemun (Nova Galenika) and Batajnica. For decades completely outside the urban section of Belgrade, since the late 1990s it made urban connection with the extended industrial zone of Nova Galenika on the east (through the neighborhood of Kamendin and the fast developing neighborhood of Plavi Horizonti on the south.

Characteristics[edit]

Despite even originally being built outside the urban zone of Belgrade (in the 1970s, even the name, Zemun Polje, means Zemun field) it was intended as a neighborhood of Belgrade, not as a separate settlement. The neighborhood of Kamendin was built in the late 1990s, directly adjoining the western section of Zemun Polje. The local community (mesna zajedinca, municipal sub-administrative unit) had a population of over than 50.000 by the 2002 census of population. The geometrically shaped neighborhood is mostly residential, with its own railway station in the south. Coordinates: 44°52′N 20°19′E / 44.867°N 20.317°E / 44.867; 20.317