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Encyclopedia > Novi Grad, Sarajevo

Novi Grad (translated New Town) is the westernmost of the four municipalities that make up the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... View of Sarajevo from the east. ...


During the 1970s, Sarajevo was undergoing a rapid economic and cultural development, with great expansion focused on population and industry. Novi Grad was a direct result of this period of heavy growth, in which many acres of previously unused land were transformed into Communist urban centres filled with apartment buildings. By the time the Novi Grad municipality was formally recognized, it had some 60,000 citizens, in 18 neighbourhoods. Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [okos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The term urban means cities and towns as distinct from rural areas. ...


According to the 1991 census, the municipality of Novi Grad had 136,746 citizens. Four years of warfare brought that number down tremendously. Some sections of Novi Grad were among the first to be occupied by the agressors, while the city was repeatedly showered by mortar shells. Of the municipality's 33,517 residential buildings, 92% were damaged during the fighting. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ... Soldier Firing the M224 60mm Mortar. ...


Novi Grad has since made a fantastic recovery. Although many bullet holes and mortar shell impacts are visible throughout the municipality, it is overall healthy and functioning. As the most modern part of Sarajevo, Novi Grad is also ground to many new developments, such as the Bosmal city centar.


According to the 2002 census, today the municipality of Novi Grad has 116,588 citizens, of which 93,551 are Bosniaks (80.2%), 13,134 are Serbs (11.3%), 7,311 are Croats (6.3%), and 2,592 are classified as others (2.2%). 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Bosniaks (natively: Bošnjaci) are South Slavs who converted to Islam during the Ottoman period (15th-19th century). ... Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where theyre one of the constitutive nations). ...


External link

  • The official web site of Novi Grad municipality Sarajevo (http://www.novigradsarajevo.ba/)

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