Portal:Serbia

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Panoramic view of Belgrade and the confluence of the Sava River and the Danube


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Coat of Arms Belgrade.
Belgrade (/ˈbɛlɡrd/ BEL-grayd; Serbian: Beograd / Београд, meaning "White city", Serbian pronunciation: [beǒɡrad] (About this sound listen); names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. The urban area of the City of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while nearly 1.7 million people live within its administrative limits.

One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In antiquity, Thraco-Dacians inhabited the region and after 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and awarded city rights in the mid-2nd century. It was settled by the Slavs in the 520s, and changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, Frankish Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Kingdom of Hungary before it became the capital of Serbian king Stephen Dragutin (1282–1316). In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and became the seat of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, which saw the destruction of most of the city during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southernmost Habsburg post until 1918, when the city was reunited. As a strategic location, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed 44 times. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia from its creation in 1918.


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  • July 15: Djokovic withdraws from Wimbledon Championships
  • June 7: Djokovic wins French Open, completes his career Grand Slam
  • January 31: Djokovic beats Murray for fourth time, wins Aus Open 2016
  • January 28: 6-1, 6-2, 3-6 and 6-3: Djokovic beats Federer and advances to Aus Open 2016 Final
  • August 27: Austrian police find dozens dead inside lorry



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Did you know

... that Lazar, a Serbian monk, built the first mechanical clock in Russia in 1404, one of the first in Europe, at the request of Vasily I of Moscow?

... that Jadarite, a new mineral discovered in Jadar in 2006, has almost the exact same chemical formula as Kryptonite?

... that a one-armed Russian military officer became a monk in Praskvica Monastery and built a 3-kilometre (1.9 mi) stone road from Sveti Stefan to the monastery?

... that, based on the research of historian Momčilo Spremić, it is possible that Vuk Branković really betrayed his Serbian allies during the Battle of Kosovo in 1389?

... that the medieval Church of the Holy Mother of God in Donja Kamenica, Serbia, features unusual towers on either side of the entrance?

... that Dragan Velić is the current President of the Union of Serbian Districts and District Units of Kosovo and Metohija of North Kosovo?


Web resources

Tourism

  • National Tourism Organisation of Serbia

Government

  • Government of Serbia
  • National Assembly of Serbia
  • The EU integration Office
  • People's Office of the President
  • National Bank of Serbia
  • Republic of Serbia Statistical Office

Business

  • Doing Business in Serbia
  • Serbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency

Energy

  • Serbia Energy Business

Other

  • Project Rastko
  • Serbian Heraldry Society
  • Serbian Genealogy Society
  • RTS - Radio Television of Serbia


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Demographics

Population statistics of Serbia (2011 census)
  • Serbia 7,186,862
    • Belgrade region 1,659,440
    • Vojvodina region 1,931,809
    • Šumadija and West Serbia region 2,031,697
    • South and East Serbia region 1,563,916
    • Kosovo and Metohija n/a

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Mihajlo Pupin
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски Пупин, pronounced [miˈxǎjlo ˈîdʋoɾski ˈpǔpin]; 4 October 1858 – 12 March 1935), also known as Michael I. Pupin was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils (of wire) at predetermined intervals along the transmitting wire (known as "pupinization"). Pupin was a founding member of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) on 3 March 1915, which later became NASA. In 1924, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography. Pupin was elected president or vice-president of the highest scientific and technical institutions, such as the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Radio Institute of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was also a honorary consul of Serbia in the USA from 1912 to 1920.



Serbian people

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Saints

Category:Serbian saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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Serbian Cities


Largest cities of Serbia (2011 census)

Belgrade - 1,731,425
Novi Sad - 335,701
Niš - 257,867
Priština- 198,000
Prizren - 178,000
Kragujevac - 177,468
Leskovac - 143,962
Subotica - 140,358
Kruševac - 127,429
Kraljevo - 124,554
Zrenjanin - 122,714
Pančevo - 122,252
Šabac - 115,347
Čačak - 114,809
Uroševac - 108,000
Smederevo - 107,528
Sombor - 97,263
Valjevo - 95,631
Peć -95,000


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