Studentski Grad, Belgrade

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Studentski Grad (Serbian Cyrillic: Студентски Град), or colloquially Studenjak (Студењак), is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Novi Beograd. Studentski Grad, as its name points out (Serbian for "Student City") is actually the campus of the University of Belgrade. It is the largest dormitory in Belgrade, originally constructed to accommodate nearly 5,000 students.


Studentski Grad is located in Novi Beograd's Block 34 (and some smaller parts of Block 4), bounded by the neighborhoods of Bežanijska Kosa on the west and Fontana on the east. The area is encircled by the streets of Tošin Bunar and Narodnih heroja, Zoran Djindjić Boulevard and the Belgrade-Zagreb highway (or the Boulevard of Arsenije Čarnojević).


First public announcement of the construction was published on 7 January 1947 and the building began on 5 April 1949. It was projected originally for 4,500 beds. Only a year later, students already settled the Block III. Block II followed in 1952 and in 1955 Blocks I and IV were finished, completing the project.A massive and long reconstruction was conducted 1985-1997 after which Studentski Grad gained its present appearance.


Area covered today by the local community of Studentski Grad was previously divided in three: Veljko Vlahović (pop. 162 in 1981 and 4,706 in 1991), Radnih Brigada (pop. 4,793 in 1981 and 4,281 in 1991) and Carina (formerly Viktor Bubanj; pop. 7,465 in 1981, 8,387 in 1991 and 8,091 in 2002). In the 1990s, Veljko Vlahović and Radnih Brigada merged into the local community of Studentski Grad (pop. 8,491 in 2002) and by the 2011 census, Carina was merged into Studentski Grad, too. The population in 2011 was 10,605.


Studentski grad includes not only students rooms and restaurant, but also two libraries with 50,000 books, gallery space, post office, cinema and theater building, spaces for conferences and podium discussions, an open stage for summer concerts and happenings and one orthodox chapel dedicate to John Chrysostom.Studentski Grad is divided in four blocks (I, II, III and IV) and each block is further divided in two sub-blocks or wings, F and G. F wings have buildings seven storeys high, while G wings comprise buildings with six storeys. Altogether, Studentski Grad accommodates 4,406 students.
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