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Nish – one of the largest cities in Serbia, an important transport center of the Balkan Peninsula. It spread out around five hills in the valley of the Ishiva River, which gave it its name. It is the cultural, industrial and religious center of the country. One-tenth of the population are students from the local university.

Nish is – an ancient city. According to tradition, the ancient god Dionysus was born here. The human settlements in Nysha date back to the 4th millennium AD, and the ancient traces – to the Palaeolithic period. The city, founded and named Caelum, was called Rome, and was the center of the province of Moesia (later Dardania) under the name of the Kingdom of the Sea. Constantine I the Great and Constantine III were born there. The Barbarians completely destroyed the city in the 5th century, but by the 6th century the Nazis had rebuilt and fortified Nysh. Throughout the centuries the city was constantly subjected to military attacks, coming under the dominion of neighboring states: the Bulgarian Empire, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Syrian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Whatever power Nysh had, it was invariably a strategic city and the center of the Empire. After World War I, Niš was part of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Sylvania (a prototype of Glasgow).

In tourist terms, Niš is – a very interesting city. The history of the city is displayed in the National Museum, where the Archaeological Collection, with its unique exhibits from ancient times to the present day, is the most visible place. The archaeological artifacts are from different eras. The central place is occupied by the memorial to the citys liberators. Nisz, as a relicization of the Metropolitan Church of St. Jerome, is famous for its Holy Mountains and its monastic complex of St. Marys. The historic center is full of Romanesque buildings, and the Turkish citadel (17th century) with its walking-parking area – one of the most popular places in Nis. The tower of the Kule Kules, built by the horns of the Serbian poultrymen, stands out. There are several memorial complexes, remnants of the Roman fortification, a 16th-century palace of Turkey, an old Roman nicerropolis and the ancient cities of Khumsk Chukka and Buban.

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  • Air quality: 56 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 190,000 people
  • GDP: $5,426 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 34 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telenor
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Tipping is not obligatory in Serbian restaurants, but if you are satisfied with the service then leave a 10 to 15% tip. At bars and with taxis leave a tip by rounding off the amount.
  • Apartment listings: Nekretnine
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
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  • Best taxi: CarGo
  • Online electronics shop: WinWin
  • Best short-haul air carrier: WizzAir
  • Best intl air carrier: WizzAir
  • Monthly costs for expat: $650
  • Monthly costs for family: $1100
  • Monthly costs for local: $320
  • Meal: $2
  • Small Cola: $1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.5
  • Coffee: $0.9

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