Belgrad Travel Guide, Serbia
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and the largest city in the country, with a population of approximately 1.6 million inhabitants. Belgrade was awarded the distinction ‘City of the Future in Southern Europe’ in 2006/2007 by Financial Times.
Belgrade Travel Guide – Transportation
Being situated at the confluence of two major rivers, the Danube and the Sava, Belgrade is easy accessible by any means of transportation (including on water). The main access routes to the city are the motorways E 70 and E 75. Belgrade is less than 500 km far from other European capitals like Budapest, Skopie or Sofia. Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, with an average traffic of 2,5 million passengers, is 12 km far from the city center. The internal transportation is represented by a complex network of busses, trams and trolleys, plus the Beovoz, a railway that connects Belgrade to its suburbs.
Belgrade Travel Guide – Climate
Belgrade’s climate is a moderate continental one, with an average annual temperature of 11 degrees C. There are approximately 2096 hours of sunny weather a year, and the temperatures during summer oscillate between 25 and 30 degrees C. Winters are not very cold either, with an average of 21 days when temperature goes below 0 degrees C. The Kosava, a dry wind coming from southeast, especially during winter and autumn, brings clear weather and fresh air in Belgrade.
Belgrade Travel Guide – Economy
Belgrade travel guide from an economic perspective would reveal that the capital concentrates much of Serbia’s industries. It is estimated that 30% of the total number of employees in the country work in Belgrade. In the early ‘90s, the whole country was imposed a severe trade embargo, which pushed the inflation rate to astronomic digits. Nevertheless, Belgrade’s economy continues to grow, as the country opened to foreign investors and hosts the branch-offices of various multinational companies.
Belgrade Travel Guide – Interesting Facts
Belgrade in Serbian is Beograd, meaning the ‘white city’; it is actually the Slavic version of the Celtic name ‘Singidunum’. There are 200 km of riverbanks in Belgrade and 16 river islands. Belgrade is also known for its intense nightlife, as young people come to from Croatia, Slovenia or Bosnia-Herzegovina to party here. Clubs usually stay open until 4 am and people go to night clubs at around 1-2 am; the Serbian fondness of parties will be mentioned in any Belgrade travel guide article. Belgrade also claims to have a large number of inhabitants who can speak English and has the highest rate of households that own a computer and have Internet connection in the Balkan region. Emir Kusturica’s movie ‘Underground’ was filmed in Belgrade’s districts.
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travel tip by Anonymous posted more then 30 days ago
The best part of Belgrade nightlife is that they have a special focus on winter and summer clubs, so you have an idea how much effort they put on it. The ugly part is that to find the best you must know how to read cyrillic, everything...