The south-eastern borders of Detelinara are Ulica Branka Bajića (Branko Bajić Street) and Ulica Braće Popović (Braće Popović Street), the north-eastern border is Rumenačka ulica (Rumenačka Street), the northern border is Ulica Oblačića Rada (Oblačića Rada Street), and the western border is the future new section of Subotički bulevar (Subotica Boulevard), which will be built in 2007.
Detelinara is divided into Stara Detelinara (Old Detelinara) and Nova Detelinara (New Detelinara). The border between these two parts of the settlement is Ulica Kornelija Stankovića (Kornelije Stanković Street). Old Detelinara is located on the northern side of this Street, while New Detelinara is located on the southern side.
The FK Novi Sad stadium holds 6.000 people.
Between 1980 and 1989, Detelinara was one of the seven municipalities of Novi Sad City. The municipality included the city quarters of Detelinara, Sajmište, Banatić, Avijatičarsko Naselje, Jugovićevo, Industrijska Zona Jug, Industrijska Zona Sever, Gornje Livade and Rimski Šančevi, and the villages of Rumenka, Kisač, and Stepanovićevo.
During bombing of Novi Sad in 1999, NATO bombs devastated civilian residential buildings and a school in Detelinara.