About Belgrade


Belgrade is the capital of the Republic of Serbia and is, as such, the country's largest city with a population of about 1.7 million people. It rests on the hills above the valley where the river Sava and the Danube meet towards the centre-north of Serbia. The city has a long history, dating back to the 4th century BC, when the area was settled by Celtic tribes.

Later on, it became the Roman city of Singidunum, and relics of that era can still be seen in the city, particularly at Kalemegdan Fortress. During the Middle Ages the town became a Serbian stronghold until the Ottoman invasion. In 1878, when Serbia got its independence, Belgrade became the capital of the new country.