Subdivisions of Belgrade

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The city of Belgrade is divided into 17 city 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.

City municipalities of Belgrade[edit]

Map of the municipalities of Belgrade
Coat of Arms Name Area (km²) Population (2011)
COA Barajevo (big).gif
Barajevo 213 27,110
Cukarica coa.jpg
Čukarica 156 181,231
COA Grocka.png
Grocka 289 83,907
Lazarevac coa.jpg
Lazarevac 384 58,622
COA Mladenovac.png
Mladenovac 339 53,096
COA Novi Beograd (big).jpeg
Novi Beograd 41 214,506
COA Obrenovac.gif
Obrenovac 411 72,524
Palilula coa.jpg
Palilula 451 173,521
Rakovica coa.jpg
Rakovica 31 108,641
Savski Venac coa.jpg
Savski Venac 14 39,122
Sopot (grb).gif
Sopot 271 20,367
Stari Grad, Belgrade.gif
Stari Grad 7 48,450
Surčin 285 43,819
Vozdovac coa.jpg
Voždovac 148 158,213
Vracar coa.jpg
Vračar 3 56,333
Zemun 153.56 168,170
Zvezdara coa.jpg
Zvezdara 32 151,808
Total 3227 1,659,440
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
  • 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. ^

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