Nis is ...


 

  • The third Serbian city by size, after Belgrade and Novi Sad
  • A city situated by the river Nišava
  • A cultural, economic, commercial and university seat of southeast Serbia
  • A city located 192 m above sea level and spanning the surface area of 600 km2
  • A city of more than 250 000 inhabitants
  • A university center with 13 faculties
  • One of the oldest European cities, as testified by numerous prehistoric finds on the territory of the city (Bubanj and Velika humska čuka)
  • A city long known as “the east/west gateway” since it is situated at a crossroads connecting Europe with theMiddle East
  • Connected to the world with airlines departing from “Constantine the Great” international airport
  • Surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges of Mt. Suva Planina, Svrljiške Planine and Mt. Seličevica
  • The birthplace of the famous Roman emperor Constantine the Great who issued the Edict of Milan in 313 embracing Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire
  • The city in which the central celebration of 1700 years since the proclamation of the Edict of Milan and recognition of Christianity will be held.