city in southern Serbia
Niš is the city of southern Serbia. It is the third-largest city in Serbia (after Belgrade and Novi Sad).
From top: Panoramic view of Niš, Niš Fortress, Bubanj Memorial Park, Monument on Čegar, Nišava river, Palace of Justice, Church of the Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena, University of Niš
|First mention||2nd century AD|
|• Mayor||Dragana Sotirovski (SNS)|
|• Urban||266.77 km2 (103 sq mi)|
|Elevation||195 m (640 ft)|
|• City proper||260,237|
|• Demonym||Nišlijka (female)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
It is the administrative center of the Nišava District. According to the 2011 census, the city has population of 183,164. The city center has 187,544 people living there and the administrative area has a population of 260,237.