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Belgrade (2013)


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Belgrade (2013)

  1. 1. Belgrade SHORT INFO
  2. 2. Belgrade Belgrade (Beograd) is the capital and largest city of Serbia One of the largest cities of Southeastern Europe
  3. 3. History In 442, the area was ravaged by Attila the Hun In 539 it was retaken by the Byzantines In 577, some 100,000 Slavs poured into Thrace and Illyricum, pillaging the city and settling down In 1521, the city was finally captured by Ottoman Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent In 1841, Prince Mihailo Obrenović moved the capital from Kragujevac to Belgrade
  4. 4. History After the WW1 Belgrade became the capital of the new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929 In WW2 Belgrade was heavily bombed by Germans in 1941 In 1944 it was bombed again by Allies In 1945 Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaimed the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia in Belgrade In 1999 NATO bombings caused substantial damage to the city After the 2000 presidential elections Belgrade was the site of major public protests, with over half a million people on the streets - these demonstrations resulted in the ousting of president Milošević
  5. 5. Geography Belgrade lies 116.75 meters above sea level and is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava 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 On the right bank of the Sava, central Belgrade has a hilly terrain, while the highest point of Belgrade proper is Torlak hill at 303 m
  6. 6. Population According to official results from the 2011 Census, Belgrade has a population of 1,344,844 within the city centre and 1,659,440 in the entire City of Belgrade area According to the 2002 census, the main population groups according to nationality in the city municipality of Belgrade are: Serbs (1,417,187), Yugoslavs (22,161), Montenegrins (21,190), Roma (19,191), Croats (10,381), Macedonians (8,372), and Muslims by nationality (4,617)
  7. 7. Transport Belgrade has an extensive public transport system based on buses and trolleybuses The main railway station connects Belgrade with other European capitals and many towns in Serbia The capital is well-served with daily connections to every town in Serbia and to many other European destinations through the central bus station There is also one airport in the city – Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
  8. 8. Sport There are approximately one-thousand sports facilities in Belgrade, many of which are capable of serving all levels of sporting events Belgrade has hosted several major sporting events recently, including Eurobasket 2005, the 2005 European Volleyball Championship, the 2006 European Water Polo Championship, the European Youth Olympic Festival 2007, and the 2009 Summer Universiade The city is home to Serbia's two biggest and most successful football clubs, Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade
  9. 9. Landmarks
  10. 10. Saint Sava Cathedral
  11. 11. Houseboats on Ada Ciganlija
  12. 12. House of Flowers