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Niš (Ниш) is a town in Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia), 43.3 N 21.9 E, on the river Nišava, population 179,626. Its name under the Roman Empire was Naissus.

Situated at the crossroads of the Balkan and European roads, connecting Asia Minor to Europe, Niš is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West.


See also: List of cities in Serbia and Montenegro

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