Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00


The history of Belgrade dates back to about 7000 years ago. Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is the first settlement of its pre-historic period on its territory. The 4800s are from years gone.

Before the Roman settlement of Singidunum, It was founded by the Celts in the 3rd century BC. The Slovenian name "Beligrad" was originally a.c. in 878  passed the records.

Belgrade is the capital of Serbian principality, except Kragujevac between 1818 to 1841, since 1817. Knez Mihajlo Obrenovic carried the capital from Kragujevac to Belgrade.

Serbia became a major city in the Balkans when Serbia gained full independence in 1878 and once again it developed rapidly. However, despite the railway construction between Belgrade and Nis in 1900, the general conditions in Serbia were predominantly  similar to other agricultural countries and had a population of 69,100. The population was 80,000 in 1905 exceeded 100,000 in the year 1914, even though Austria did not count Zemun until the beginning of the First World War.

After the First World War and the occupation by the Austro-Hungarian and German forces, Belgrade has experienced rapid growth and significant modernization as the capital of the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

In fact, very few people know that Belgrade had first Buddhist temple in Europe. During the twenties and thirties of the 20th century, the population had risen to 239,000 by 1931, including Zemun. By 1940, the population was about 320,000.

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