Paviljoni

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Paviljoni

Paviljoni (Serbian Cyrillic: Павиљони) is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Novi Beograd.

Location[edit]

Paviljoni is located in the northernmost part of the municipality of Novi Beograd, on the border with the municipality of Zemun. It borders the neighborhood of Retenzija on the west, Fontana in the south, Tošin Bunar in the east and Zemun in the north. It is bounded by the streets of Goce Delčev on the south, Radoja Dakića on the west, Jerneja Kopitara on the north and Boulevard of Mihailo Pupin in the east.

Characteristics[edit]

Paviljoni constitutes a local community (mesna zajednica), sub-municipal administrative unit within the municipality of Novi Beograd. It occupies residential blocks number 7, 7-a, 8 and 8-a. Built in the 1950-1960 period, it is one of the oldest sections of Novi Beograd (construction began in 1948). According to the censuses, local community of Paviljoni had a population of 9,248 in 2002[1] and 7,900 in 2011.[2] Neighborhood’s name is Serbian for "the pavilions".

When hydroelectrical plant Đerdap I began to fill its reservoir in the late 1960's, due to the backwater of the Danube, underground waters in Zemun and New Belegrade got elevated and the cellars of the buildings in the Paviljoni got flooded. When Đerdap II was finished in 1984, foundations of the number of buildings got permanently under water. It was only in 2009 that the drainage pipes were conducted underground which bring water into the sewage system.[3]

In May 2011, a green area in Block 8-a was named Lukićev gaj (Lukić's grove) after one of the most famous Serbian children's poet, Dragan Lukić, who lived nearby and died in 2006. Area was reconstructed and new Lombardy poplars were planted. Mini park covers and area of 500 m2 (5,400 sq ft).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popis stanovništva po mesnim zajednicama, Saopštenje 40/2002, page 4. Zavod za informatiku i statistiku grada Beograda. 26 July 2002. 
  2. ^ Stanovništvo po opštinama i mesnim zajednicama, Popis 2011. Grad Beograd – Sektor statistike (xls file). 23 April 2015. 
  3. ^ I.Ješić (8 April 2009). "Podzemne vode više ne prete Paviljonima" (in Serbian). Politika. 
  4. ^ Daliborka Mučibabić (5 May 2011), "Lukićev park u Novom Beogradu", Politika (in Serbian) 

Coordinates: 44°49′57″N 20°24′19″E / 44.83250°N 20.40528°E / 44.83250; 20.40528