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Novi Sad

Novi Sad (Нови Сад) (city population of 205,378 and some 299,294 in the county in 2002) is a city in northern Serbia, located at 45.25° North, 19.85° East on the banks of Danube river, capital of the province Vojvodina and big industrial and cultural center. Its name means "New Planting" (noun) in Serbian language.

Devastated by the NATO bombardment during the Kosovo War of 1999, Novi Sad was left without all of its three bridges, communications, water and electricity. Residental areas were cluster bombed several times and its oil refinery daily, causing severe pollution and widespread ecological damage.

See also: List of cities in Serbia and Montenegro

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