BG in brief

Beograd in Serbian language means ''white city'' (''BEO''(white),''GRAD'(City). Belgrade is an ancient city whose history spans over 7000 years. Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and during the last century was also the capital of all the countries that have emerged in this region: the Kingdom of Serbs Croats and Slovenes; Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; the Union of Serbia and Montenegro; and currently called the Capital of the Republic of Serbia.

 

Location


Location Belgrade is located in Southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. It is also known as ''Gate of Balkans'' and ‘’Doors of Central Europe’’, for it lies at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. More...

Population


Population According to the latest census as of October 2011, Belgrade has 1.718,847 inhabitants.  However, according to the latest estimates, Belgrade and its surrounding area has over 2,000,000 inhabitants. More...

Language


The official language of Serbia is Serbian (member of the group of Slavic languages), and the Cyrillic is the official alphabet. In addition to the Cyrillic alphabet, there is a second equally used alphabet, Latinica. Both alphabets are taught in schools. More...

Local Time


Local Time Belgrade is located in the Central European time zone GMT +1. In observation of daylight savings time Belgrade switches to GMT +2 starting the last week of March until the last Sunday in October. More...

Climate


Climate Belgrade’s climate is temperate continental, which means the city knows all four seasons. During winter and autumn a strong southeast wind, “Kosava’’, blows for three to seven days. This time can be a real ‘’air purifier’’ for the city and is one of the landmarks of Belgrade. Summers in Belgrade are very warm, with temperatures in July and August being the most severe often exceeding +30 C. More...

Currency


Currency The official currency is the Serbian Dinar (RSD label) and consists of 100 pairs. The Euro is accepted as currency as well at many places. There are many currency exchange offices and Serbian banks where you can change your money for Dinars. Also, the ATM network allows you to withdraw money in Dinars. More...

Opening hours and national holidays


In Belgrade, a large number of institutions and stores are opened on Saturdays; and on Sundays shopping centers, some small shops and kiosks*, as well as stores on the main street, Knez Mihailova, are open. More...