The capital and most populous city of Serbia is Belgrade. It is located at the meeting point of the Danube and Sava Rivers at the site where the Carpathian Basin meets the Balkans. Belgrade, which translates to “white city”, has a long and turbulent history. After World War I the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was created with Belgrade named as its capital. In 1992 the city held the status of capital of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Then in 2003 Belgrade became the capital of the new State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. In 2006 Montenegro declared its independence.

According to 2011 statistics the population of Belgrade was estimated to be 1,166,763 which is 24% of the nation’s total population. The number of residents in the urban area stands at 1,233,796. Afforded the status of a Beta-Global City, Belgrade’s metropolitan territory is divided into seventeen municipalities and covers about 3.6% of Serbia’s total geographical area.

Belgrade is rich in culture and history. The city is home to an array of landmarks and one of kind tourist attractions such as its National Museum which in 1979 was designated as a Monument of Culture of Great Importance. With a collection that includes more than 5,600 paintings by an array of international artists. Architectural sites in the city include the Church of St. Mark, constructed in Serbo-Byzantine style, and the Monument to the Unknown Hero, constructed in 1934-38 in honor of the Serbian soldiers who fought in World War I.

The city Belgrade lies in a geographical region known as a humid subtropical climate zone. Its weather is characterized by differing weather patterns characteristic of the summer, fall, winter, and spring seasons. Rates of precipitation are typically the same throughout the year. Average winter temperatures can dip to 34.5 °F while in the summer months the climate averages about 73.4 °F. Spring is the wettest season with average rainfall amounts of over two inches.

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