List of places named after Josip Broz Tito

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During Josip Broz Tito's presidency and in the years following his death in 1980, several places in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and across the world were named or renamed in honor of him as part of his cult of personality. Since the breakup of Yugoslavia, several towns and squares in the former nation have reverted their names. Numerous streets 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:

 Montenegro[edit]

  • Titograd, July 13, 1946 – April 2, 1992 – Podgorica

 Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

 Croatia[edit]

  • Titova Korenica, December 5, 1945 – February 7, 1997 – Korenica

 Serbia[edit]

 Slovenia[edit]

  • Titovo Velenje, October 10, 1981 – July 17, 1990 – Velenje

 North Macedonia[edit]

  • Titov Veles, 1946–1996 – Veles

With the dissolution of Yugoslavia, each city was renamed.

Streets and squares[edit]

Countries in the world with streets named for Marshal Tito

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

 Slovenia[edit]

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

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. [1][2] The decision is highly important, because it was the first time that the highest national court legally evaluated Tito, his work, and his image.

 Croatia[edit]

Name changes are announced in Selce, Varaždinske Toplice and Velika Gorica.

Former

 Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

The only towns in Republika Srpska that names a street after Tito are Kozarac and Srebrenica; all other towns are in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Former
  • Bugojno: Ulica maršala Tita (now Sultan Ahmedova)

 Serbia[edit]

Vojvodina
Former
  • 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)
  • Jagodina (Svetozarevo 1946–1992): Maršala Tita (the main street, renamed to Kneginje Milice in 1992)
  • Zrenjanin: Maršala Tita (the main street, renamed back to Kralja Aleksandra in 1992)
  • Novi Sad: Bulevar maršala Tita (renamed to Bulevar Mihajla Pupina in 1992)
  • Batajnica: Josipa Broza-Tita (the main street, renamed to Majora Zorana Radosavljevica in 2004)

 Montenegro[edit]

Former
  • Cetinje: Titov trg (now Dvorski trg)
  • Ulcinj: Bulevard maršala Tita (now Bulevard Gjergj Kastrioti - Skënderbeu)

 North Macedonia[edit]

Marshal Tito Street at Skopje. (26 July 1963, the Yugoslav People's Army support stuff for earthquake)
Former

 Algeria[edit]

 Angola[edit]

  • Luanda: Rua Marechal Tito Presidente

 Brazil[edit]

 Cambodia[edit]

 Cyprus[edit]

 Egypt[edit]

 Ethiopia[edit]

 France[edit]

 Ghana[edit]

  • Accra: Josif Broz Tito Avenue

 India[edit]

 Italy[edit]

 Kazakhstan[edit]

 Morocco[edit]

 Nigeria[edit]

 Russia[edit]

 Tunisia[edit]

 Zambia[edit]

Mountain peaks[edit]

 North Macedonia[edit]

Asteroid[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 14 later withdrew their recognition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Naming Street After Tito Unconstitutional. Slovenia Times, 5 October 2011 http://www.sloveniatimes.com/naming-street-after-tito-unconstitutional
  3. ^ "Thousands of Croatians rally against 'Tito' square". Agence France-Presse (9 February 2008). Accessed 12 November 2009.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Dispute over Name of Zagreb's Tito Square". Balkan Travellers. Accessed 12 November 2009.
  6. ^ Balkan Insight