Belgrade

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Belgrade

Београд
Beograd
From top: Panorama of Belgrade, House of the National Assembly, New Palace, Avala Tower, Ušće Tower, Gardoš Tower, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts' building, Church of Saint Sava, Belgrade Fortress, Monument to the Unknown Hero
Flag of Belgrade
Flag
Official seal of Belgrade
Seal
Location in Europe and Serbia (dark blue)
Location in Europe and Serbia (dark blue)
CountrySerbia
Government
 • MayorZoran Radojičić (Ind.)
Area
 • Urban
1,035 km2 (400 sq mi)
Elevation
117 m (384 ft)
Population
 (Census 2011.)
 • Urban
1,344,844
 • Metro
1,687,132
 • City proper
1,166,763
 • Demonym
Belgradian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11000
Area code(s)+381(0)11
www.beograd.rs

Belgrade is the capital city of the country of Serbia. Before the wars of the 1990s, it was the capital of Yugoslavia.

Belgrade is also one of the most popular travel destinations in Southeastern Europe. It is famous for a very busy nightlife and a lot of entertainment activities.

The main tourist attractions in Belgrade are:

  • Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Knez Mihailova Street
  • Belgrade Zoo
  • Memorial Complex "Josip Broz Tito"

History[change | change source]

The first settlements on the city's territory date back to Vinča cutlure. The city itself (under the name Singidunum) was founded by the Celtic Scordis tribe in the 3rd century BC. Then it was owned by the Romans, Byzantines, Avars, Slavs, etc. In 878 it was first mentioned as Belgrade. In 1403 it became the Serbian capital. In 1521, the city was conquered by the troops of the Ottoman Empire. In 1815 it again became the capital of Serbia. From 1918 to 2003 it was the capital of Yugoslavia. In 2003-2006, Belgrade was the unofficial capital of the confederal union of the two states of Serbia and Montenegro.

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