Belgrade, is the capital of Serbia and Montenegro.
It is one of the oldest cities in Europe settled in the 3rd century BC by the Celts before becoming the Roman settlement of Singidunum.
The name Beograd (Belgrade) has been first mentioned back in year 878.
It has been the capital of Serbia since 1404, and of Yugoslavia from 1918 until 2003.
In the field of traffic and transport, it is a city of great importance.
It spreads over 3.6% of the territory of Serbia, and 15.8% of Serbian population (23% excluding Kosovo) lives in this city .
Also, 31.2% of all employed workers in Serbia work in Belgrade.
Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education and science.
It has the greatest concentration of institutions of national importance in the field of science and art.
Belgrade has the status of a separate teritorial unit in Serbia, having its own autonomous city government.
Its territory is divided into 17 municipalities, having their own local governmental bodies.
It is the largest city of former Yugoslavia and by population ranks fourth in the Balkans, right behind Istanbul, Athens and Bucharest.
The city lies on the outfall of the Sava river to the Danube river in north central Serbia, at 44.83° N 20.50° E.
The population of the Belgrade region is 1,711,800.
For a more information about Belgrad see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrad) December 2005
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This information was correct in December 2005. E. & O.E.
During 1978, my daughter, Sarolta and I spent some time travelling around the Yugoslavia, visiting a few cities and other attractions.
We spent a few days exploring Yugoslavia and Belgrade especially.
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