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Basic informations Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is the capital of the Republic of Serbia and situated at where the Sava and Danube rivers meet. The city has approximately 1.6 million residents.

Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and, beside Athens, the greatest urban area in the Balkan Peninsula. The oldest archaeological artifacts from the Belgrade area date back to the fifth millennium B.C. The members of a Celtic tribe founded Singidunum in the 3rd century B.C., while the first record of the name Belgrade dates back to 878 A.D. During its long and tumultuous history, 40 armies have conquered Belgrade, and 38 times, it has been raised up from the ashes.

Belgrade is an important transportation hub; with international highways, railways, air traffic and river transport. The city covers over 3.6% of the territory of Serbia, and 15.8% of Serbian population lives in Belgrade.

Belgrade is the centre of Serbian culture, education and science. It has the greatest concentration of institutions of national importance in the field of science and art. There is the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, established in 1886 as the Serbian Royal Academy; the National Library of Serbia, established in 1832; the National Museum, established in 1841 and the National Theatre, established in 1869. The city is also the seat of the Belgrade University, founded in 1808 as the Great School, and of the University of Art.

Belgrade has the status of a separate territorial unit in Serbia, having its own autonomous city government. Its territory is divided into 17 municipalities, having their own local government.

Belgrade is simply one of the historical treasures of Europe. Another such a location is Prague, capital of Czech, where you can live almost directly in the old town. Rental complex in Albertov offers many types of apartment rent Prague, complex and quality rental accommodation in Albertov Rental Apartments.