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Belgrade
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Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, with about 1.7 million inhabitants. It is one of the oldest cities of Europe located on the crossroads of East and West. The city is situated at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers. Owing to such position it is rightfully called “the gate of the Balkans” and “the door to Middle Europe”. The oldest archeological finds in this region date back to the fifth millennium B.C. A prehistoric locality Vinča, with the relics of prehistoric culture (Neolithic sculptures), is situated on the bank of the Danube. A Celtic tribe founded Singidunum in the 3rd century B.C. The name Belgrade is mentioned in 878 for the first time. In the period between the 16th and 19th centuries it was known under numerous names in various languages: Alba Graeca, Alba Bulgarica, Bello grado, Nandor Alba, Griechisch Weissenburg i Castelbianco, all of them being the translation of the Slavic name Beograd. Throughout its long and turbulent history it saw the occupation of 40 armies and was rebuilt from ashes 38 times. Belgrade is situated at the average altitude of 117m above sea level, with Kosmaj (628m) and Avala (511m) mountains in its surroundings. The length of river banks in Belgrade is 200km, and there are 16 islands on this stretch of the river, the biggest ones being Ada Ciganlija and Veliko ratno ostrvo. The central part of Belgrade region, its urban part, covers the area of 36 km2. Belgrade fortress is the oldest cultural and historical site in Belgrade. Tourists are also attracted to the bohemian quarter called Skadarlija in downtown Belgrade, Residence of Princess Ljubica, Captain Miša’s Mansion, the Old and New Palaces, the National Assembly building, St. Sava Cathedral … Today, Belgrade is rightfully described as the city of fun, parties and nightlife. A great number of tourists come to Belgrade for fun, and owing to its good reputation and good road connections with the region the number of tourists goes up from year to year.

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