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Belgrade Fortress Kalemegdan, Belgrade, SerbiaThe Belgrade Fortress Kalemegdan sits above the confluence of the Sava and the Danube river in Belgrade. It is the oldest part and was the core of the historic walled city. The city was then known as Griechisch Weißenburg (Kriechisch Wyssenburg and Alba Graeca)
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About Belgrade

Belgrade Coat of Arms Satellite view is showing Belgrade the "White City", largest city and the national capital of Serbia, located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The city, which takes up a strategic location on land and water routes between the Balkans and central Europe, has a long history.

Paleo-Balkan tribes of Thracians and Dacians ruled this area prior to the Roman conquest. But it was a Celtic tribe who built a fortified settlement at the site where the Sava river joins the Danube. They named the place Singidūn. In 34–33 BC the Roman army led by Silanus reached the area of the settlement. The Romans decided to stay, possibly because they spotted the strategic location in no time. 200 years later, the city was proclaimed a municipium by the Roman authorities, the town had evolved into a full-fledged colonia (the highest city class in Roman conquered territory).

New Belgrade (Novi Beograd)
New Belgrade on the left bank of the Sava river, opposite old Belgrade, is one of 17 municipalities that constitutes the City of Belgrade.
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Others were also interested in the place, there were the goodwill visits of Attila the Hun, Theodoric the Great, the Ostrogoths and the Byzantines, some 100,000 Slavs, and the Patagonian Vars. The city was the stage of a not very friendly 400 year long competition between the Byzantine Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Bulgarian Empire for the right to rule the city. In 1096 the Fist Crusade reached the city, coming from Cologne on the way to Jerusalem. The Crusaders looted some stuff, set the city on fire and vanished in direction of Constantinople. In 1456 the city was unsuccessful besieged by the Ottoman under Sultan Mehmed II.

Almost 500 years later in 1918 Belgrade became the capital of Yugoslavia until the country's final dissolution in 2006. Today the city is the national capital of Serbia with a population in its larger-city area (Belgrade Region) of 1.67 million inhabitants (in 2014). Official languages is Serbian, other languages in use: Hungarian, Slovak, Croatian and Albanian.

Just zoom in to see Kalemegdan, the Belgrade Fortress at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers.

The map shows a city map of Belgrade with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Belgrade International Airport (IATA code: BEG), about 12 km (7.5 mi) west of the city.

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Local Time Serbia:
Thursday-February-21  02:14  
Standard Time Zone (CET): UTC/GMT +1 hour
CEST (Daylight Saving Time) in use from end of March until end of October, time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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City Coordinates: 44°49′N 20°28′E
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