capital of Serbia

Belgrade is the capital city of the country of Serbia. Before the wars of the 1990s, it was the capital of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1992 after the Kingdom of Serbia collapsed in 1918 along with Austria-Hungary after World War 1.

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
Official seal of Belgrade
Location in Europe and Serbia (dark blue)
Location in Europe and Serbia (dark blue)
 • MayorAleksandar Šapić (SNS)
 • Urban
1,035 km2 (400 sq mi)
117 m (384 ft)
 (Census 2011.)
 • Urban
 • Metro
 • City proper
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+381(0)11

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

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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