Subdivisions of Belgrade

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Map of the municipalities of Belgrade

The city of Belgrade is divided into 17 municipalities.[1]

Most of the municipalities are situated on the southern side of the Danube and Sava rivers, in the Šumadija region. Three municipalities (Zemun, Novi Beograd, and Surčin) are on the northern bank of the Sava, in the Syrmia region, and the municipality of Palilula, spanning the Danube, is in both the Šumadija and Banat regions.

Municipalities of Belgrade[edit]

Coat of Arms Name Area (km²) Population (1991) Population (2002)
COA Barajevo (big).gif
Barajevo 213 20,846 24,641
Cukarica coa.jpg
Čukarica 156 150,257 168,508
COA Grocka.png
Grocka 289 65,735 75,466
Lazarevac coa.jpg
Lazarevac 384 57,848 58,511
COA Mladenovac.png
Mladenovac 339 54,517 52,490
COA Novi Beograd (big).jpeg
Novi Beograd 41 218,633 217,773
COA Obrenovac.gif
Obrenovac 411 67,654 70,975
Palilula coa.jpg
Palilula 451 150,208 155,902
Rakovica coa.jpg
Rakovica 31 96,300 99,000
Savski Venac coa.jpg
Savski Venac 14 45,961 42,505
Sopot (grb).gif
Sopot 271 19,977 20,390
Stari Grad, Belgrade.gif
Stari Grad 7 68,552 55,543
Surčin 285 Part of Zemun municipality until 2004. 55,000 (est.)
Vozdovac coa.jpg
Voždovac 148 156,373 151,768
Vracar coa.jpg
Vračar 3 67,438 58,386
Zemun 153.56 176,158 136,645
Zvezdara coa.jpg
Zvezdara 32 135,694 132,621
TOTAL 3227 1,552,151 1,608,430
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia[2]

Governmental structure[edit]

An urban municipality is a part of the territory of the City of Belgrade, in which certain operations of local self-government laid down by the City Charter are run. Pursuant to the Constitution, legislation, present Charter and bylaws of the urban municipality, the citizens participate in conducting operations of the urban municipality through the councilors elected to the City municipal assembly, civil initiative, local citizens’ meeting and referendum.

The bodies of the urban municipality are:

  • Municipal Assembly
  • District Council Chairman
  • Municipal Council

The number of councilors in the Municipal Assembly ranges from 19 to 75 councilors.

The District Council Chairman presides over the Municipal Assembly, and he/she is a chairperson of the Municipal Council. The Municipal Assembly elects the District Council Chairman among the municipal councilors.

The Municipal Council is composed of the District Council Chairman, Deputy District Council Chairman and at the most 7 members. The Municipal Council members are elected by the Municipal Assembly among both councilors and citizens further to the proposal by the District Council Chairman.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Urban Municipalities". Official website. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  2. ^ "2005 Municipal indicators of Republic of Serbia". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 

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