About City of Belgrade

ABOUT CITY OF BELGRADE

Belgrade (Beograd) is the capital and the largest city of Serbia, and has a population of around 1.6 million. It is situated in South-Eastern Europe, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Its name translates to White city. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has a long and rich history.

Belgrade lies 116.75 metres (383.0 ft) above sea level and is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The historical core of Belgrade, Kalemegdan, lies on the right banks of both rivers. Since the 19th century, the city has been expanding to the south and east; after World War II, Novi Beograd (New Belgrade) was built on the left bank of the Sava river, connecting Belgrade with Zemun

Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education, science and economy. As a result of its tumultuous history, Belgrade has for centuries been home to many nationalities, with Serbs of the Orthodox Christian religion making up the majority of the population (90%). The official language is Serbian, while visitors from abroad can use English to communicate. The climate in Belgrade is moderate continental, with four seasons. Autumn lasts longer than spring, with longer sunny and warm periods.

There are spots in Belgrade you must definitely see and feel. Streets, squares, monuments, parks, drinking fountains, archeological sites… and other sights that deserve recommendation. Many of them have been given the status of cultural assets. Everyone who will come to the Conference will have opportunity to visit some of these famous places.