Nis, city in Serbia, on the Nisava River. It is an important railway center, with railway repair facilities, and also a leading industrial center, with production of leather goods, tobacco products, and armaments. The University of Nis (1965) is here.
The city, an important center in ancient Roman times, was the birthplace of the 4th-century Roman emperor Constantine the Great. It fell in succession to the Huns, Bulgars, Magyars (Hungarians), Byzantines, Serbs, and Ottomans and was almost constantly in Ottoman possession from the 15th century until it was retaken by the Serbs in 1878. Nis was a capital of Serbia until 1901. It was occupied by the Germans during World War II (1939-1945). Population (1998 estimate) 249,845.
Official web page: http://www.nis.org.yu
Tourist information: http://www.nistourism.org.yu/
Nis can be reached:
by highway (E-75) Belgrade-Nis
by bus from Belgrade Bus Station (departures: about 1-2 hours; price: about 7
by train from Belgrade, and then by a local bus (Serbian Railways)
by plain: http://www.airportnis.co.yu/
Radio Taxi in the city:
Bingo, phone: 9704 or 9707
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The monetary unit is Serbian dinar.
- bills: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000, 5000 dinars;
- coins: 50 para (1 dinar is composed of 100 para), 1 dinar, 2 dinars, 5 dinars;
- exchange rate: 1 EUR approx. 80 dinars (changes daily)
IMPORTANT: Certain nationalities need visas for a stay in Serbia. Please check whether you need visas. For more details see here.