18 Barmy Facts about Belgrade
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 interesting facts about Belgrade!
- Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Bel-grade.
- The total land area of Belgrade is 139 square miles (360 square kilometres)…
- …that’s around 5 times the size of Leicester!
- Belgrade’s population was 1,182,000 in 2015…
- …that’s roughly 3.6 times the population of Leicester…
- …and gives it a population density of around 8,504 residents per square mile.
- Belgrade is located 384 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Belgrade are known as Serbians.
- 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.
- Looking to fly yourself to Belgrade? You’ll need the coordinates of 44.8167° N, 20.4667° E to get there.
- 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.
- The official language of Belgrade is Serbian.
- Did you know that people have inhabited Belgrade for the past 7,000 years, making it one of Europe’s oldest cities? Incredible!
- During its vast history, Belgrade is alleged to have been destroyed and rebuilt 40 times!
- Serbian Dinar is the official currency here.
- 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.
- Fancy ordering a refreshing fruit juice whilst in Belgrade? ‘Sok’ is the word you’re looking for!