19 Barmy Facts About Belgrade

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 19 facts about Belgrade!

Geographical stats…

  1. Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Bel-grade.
  3. The total land area of Belgrade is 139 square miles (360 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s around 5 times the size of Leicester!
  5. Belgrade’s population was 1,182,000 in 2015…
  6. …that’s roughly 3.6 times the population of Leicester…
  7. …and gives it a population density of around 8,504 residents per square mile.
  8. Belgrade is located 384 ft above sea level.
  9. Residents of Belgrade are known as Serbians.
  10. Serbians living in Belgrade enjoy a humid subtropical climate with almost 1 in every 3 days reaching 30°C and over. Despite this, it boasts an average annual temperature of only 12.5°C.
  11. Looking to fly yourself to Belgrade? You’ll need the coordinates of 44.8167° N, 20.4667° E to get there.
  12. Make sure you visit one of the many museums if you’re in Belgrade; you’ll discover a wealth of knowledge from this awe-inspiring city and its wonderful history.

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Belgrade is Serbian.
  2. Did you know that people have inhabited Belgrade for the past 7,000 years, making it one of Europe’s oldest cities? Incredible!
  3. During its vast history, Belgrade is alleged to have been destroyed and rebuilt 40 times!
  4. Serbian Dinar is the official currency here.
  5. Serbia welcomed 922,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Belgrade for its ancient fortress, luscious green parks and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
  6. Fancy ordering a refreshing fruit juice whilst in Belgrade? ‘Sok’ is the word you’re looking for!

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Belgrade? You can make cheap calls to Belgrade with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00381.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Belgrade, head over to the B92 website.

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