Novi Sad arose on the left bank of the river Danube, in Backa. It spreads across the alluvial terrace and on the old Danube road, at the site of the most suitable approach to the Danube and most convenient crossing from Backa into Srem, where the Danube is only 350 m wide. The city is connected with several settlements in the outskirts. It is one of the largest economic and cultural centres in FR Yugoslavia.
Novi Sad is the capital of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. It is divided in two municipalities: Novi Sad and Petrovaradin. Together with the outskirts settlements they have 304.519 inhabitants in total. The city is located between 19° 51' of the east longitude and 45° 20' of the north latitude.
The city spreads across 702,7 square kilometres - Novi Sad, Petrovaradin and Sremska Kamenica occupy 129,4 square kilometres and construction terrain 106,2 square kilometres.
The municipal centres are the City of Novi Sad with 233.297 inhabitants and Petrovaradin with 13.307 inhabitants. The altitude of the lowland part of the city is from 72 to 80 m, and the city lies between the 1252nd and 1262nd kilometre of the Danube flow.
More information about Novi Sad: www.gradnovisad.org.yu