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Belgrade Facts Sheet

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Belgrade Location

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Belgrade is the capital of the Republic of Serbia. It has been the capital of all of the many versions of Yugoslavia in history (starting with the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in 1918, through the communist Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, and ending with the romp Federal Republic of Yugoslavia that lasted through the 1990’s to 2003). It is located on the outfall of the river Sava into the Danube, and a sign in Knez Mihailova street marks its latitude and longitude: 44.49 North and 20.27 East, at an altitude of 116.75 meters. 

Money and the Currency 

The Serbian Dinar (RSD), with one dinar consisting of 100 paras. The EURO is the most widely accepted foreign currency in Serbia. ATMs (cash machines) are present at almost every corner and most major credit cards are widely accepted. most places in Belgrade accept all major credit cards. There are still some exceptions, however, and it is convenient to have some cash on you. Taxis don’t take credit cards.

Belgrade Climate

Moderate continental, 4 seasons. Warm summers and usually long Indian summers; on average, there are 31 days annually with temperatures above 30C/86F (95 days above 25C/77F). Winters in Serbia are fairly cold and snowy, with an average of 21 days annually below zero (32F). Springs are usually short and rainy.

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Belgrade Business Hours

Grocery stores are usually open from 6:30 to 20:00 or 21:00 on workdays; they close slightly earlier on Saturdays, and are either shut or open until 13:00 or 15:00 on Sundays. Larger supermarkets in Belgrade such as MAXI are open until 21:00 or 22:00 every day except Sunday (when they close around 15:00). The Mercator hyper-market in New Belgrade is open from 9:00 to 21:00 every day except Sunday, and 9:00 to 15:00 on Sundays, and the Rodic hyper-market is open from 7:00 to 22:00 every day. All neighborhoods in or near the center are packed with small non-stop shops that meet all basic food, drink and smoke needs in late hours. Shopping malls and shops in the city center are usually open until 21:00 every day. Green markets open at 6:00 and close at 17:00. Post offices are open from 8:00 until 19:00, while banks vary – all will be open at least until 17:00 but most have downtown branches that close later (19:00 or 20:00). Cafes and bars in Belgrade usually close somewhere between 1:00 and 2:00, with some open until 4:00 or later. Belgrade Clubs don’t usually close before 4:00, but some (very few) shut as early as 2:00.

Important Phone Numbers

Outgoing international code: 00
Serbia country code: 381
Area codes in Serbia:
Beograd 011
Novi Sad 021
Nis 018
When dialing from abroad, dial the city code without the starting zero. For example, for Belgrade dial +38111.
Police: 92
Fire: 93
Ambulance: 94 

Public Transportport Belgrade

Bus, tram, and trolley tickets are all the same and can be bought on any kiosk in Belgrade as well with the driver – for a slightly higher price. Tickets must be validated inside the vehicle to be considered valid.

Belgrade has an extensive public transport network, covering almost all areas of the old city, Novi Beograd, Zemun and other out-lying areas. The network itself consists of a large fleet of busses, trolley buses and trams – more then 1,000 vehicles, but even this is not enough, and public transport in Belgrade is almost always crowded during rush hour. (most of this crowds are about 1-2pm , 5-6pm , 9-10pm)


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