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Belgrade
BELGRADE (/ˈbɛlɡreɪd/ _BELL-grade_ ; Serbian : Beograd / Београд; Serbian pronunciation: ( 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 . Its name translates to "White city". The urban area of the City of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while over 1.65 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
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List Of Cities In Serbia
This is the LIST OF CITIES AND TOWNS IN SERBIA , according to the criteria used by Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, which classifies the settlements into _urban_ and _rural_, depending not only on size, but also on other administrative and legal criteria. Also villages with the municipal rights have been added to the list. CONTENTS * 1 Organization * 2 List of cities and municipalities * 3 See also * 4 Notes and references * 5 External links ORGANIZATION Cities _Cities_ in administrative sense are defined by the Law on Territorial Organization. The territory with the _city_ status usually has more than 100,000 inhabitants, but is otherwise very similar to municipality
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Cathedral Of Saint Sava
The CHURCH OF SAINT SAVA (Serbian : Храм светог Саве/Hram svetog Save , literal translation into English: "The Temple of Saint Sava") is a Serbian Orthodox
Serbian Orthodox
church located on the Vračar plateau in Belgrade
Belgrade
. It is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and ranks among the largest church buildings in the world . The church is dedicated to Saint Sava , the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church and an important figure in medieval Serbia
Serbia
. It is built on the Vračar plateau, on the location where his remains were burned in 1595 by Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha . From its location, it dominates Belgrade's cityscape , and is perhaps the most monumental building in the city
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Kalemegdan Fortress
BELGRADE FORTRESS (Serbian : Београдска тврђава / Beogradska tvrđava), consists of the old citadel (Upper and Lower Town) and Kalemegdan Park (Large and Little Kalemegdan) on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube
Danube
, in an urban area of modern Belgrade
Belgrade
, the capital of Serbia
Serbia
. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad . Belgrade
Belgrade
Fortress was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and is protected by the Republic of Serbia. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Belgrade, beating Skadarlija
Skadarlija
. Since the admission is free, it is estimated that the total number of visitors (foreign, domestic, citizens of Belgrade) is over 2 million yearly
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House Of The National Assembly Of Serbia
The HOUSE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (Serbian : Дом Народне Скупштине/Dom Narodne Skupštine) is the seat of the National Assembly of Serbia . The building is located on Nikola Pašić Square in downtown Belgrade
Belgrade
, and is a notable landmark and tourist attraction in the city. Between its completion in 1936 and 2006, it was the seat of the Parliament of Yugoslavia and later the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Exterior * 1.2 Interior * 2 Construction * 3 Architecture * 4 Gallery * 5 Former building * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY Fountain "Girl with a pitcher". King Peter I took the initiative that to the area near the place where once located a large-Batal mosque, build a building that would serve the purpose as the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Serbia
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Serbian Academy Of Sciences And Arts
The SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS (Serbian : Српска академија наука и уметности, САНУ / Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, SANU) is a national academy and the most prominent academic institution in Serbia
Serbia
, founded in 1841. The Academy's membership has included Josif Pančić , Jovan Cvijić , Stojan Novaković
Stojan Novaković
, Branislav Petronijević , Mihajlo Pupin
Mihajlo Pupin
, Nikola Tesla , Milutin Milanković
Milutin Milanković
, Mihailo Petrović-Alas , Bogdan Gavrilović , Ivo Andrić , Danilo Kiš
Danilo Kiš
and many other scientists, scholars and artists of Serbian and foreign origin
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Stari Dvor
STARI DVOR ( Serbian Cyrillic : Стари двор) meaning OLD PALACE, was the royal residence of the Obrenović dynasty . Today it houses the City Assembly of Belgrade
Belgrade
. The palace is located on the corner of Kralja Milana and Dragoslava Jovanovića streets in Belgrade , Serbia
Serbia
, opposite Novi dvor (New Palace). CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 World War I
World War I
and II * 2 Architectural design * 3 Today * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY Old Palace in 1926 Stojan Simić , a politician and a businessman, member of the influential Simić family, notable in the 19th century Serbia
Serbia
both in politics and culture, purchased the lot in the late 1830s. It was a piece of marshland which encompassed the modern features of Old Palace, Pionirski Park and Park Aleksandrov
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Flag Of Belgrade
The FLAG OF BELGRADE is composed of three Serbian national colours : red, blue and white. The blue symbolises hope and faith in better future. The red of the ground is a symbol of the suffering of Serbian people in a struggle for freedom. Two horizontal white lines represent the Sava and Danube rivers, which are symbols of the strength of Belgrade. They are white according to heraldry rules. "Beograd" is Serbian name for "white city," so there are white walls and towers. The walls represent a merchant city; the towers and open gate represent an open market. The ship, a Roman trireme , is a symbol of the antiquity of the city. The flag is a banner of the arms of Belgrade
Belgrade
. REFERENCES * Belgrade
Belgrade
Coat of Arms and Flag, City of Belgrade Wikimedia Commons has media related to FLAG OF BELGRADE . This Serbia
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Coat Of Arms Of Belgrade
The COAT OF ARMS OF BELGRADE was designed by painter Đorđe Andrejević-Kun and adopted in 1931. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Symbolism * 2 Modern use * 2.1 Small coat of arms * 2.2 Middle coat of arms * 2.3 Greater coat of arms * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY See also: History of Belgrade
Belgrade
The original coat of arms was commissioned in 1931 by Belgrade
Belgrade
mayor Milan Nešić . The winning proposal was sketched by Đorđe Andrejević-Kun . The arms remained in continued use until the conclusion of the Second World War . The use of the arms was amended and regulated in 2003. SYMBOLISMThe arms contain the Serbian national colours (red, blue, and white). The red ground symbolises blood split over the city during its many conflicts
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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List Of Sovereign States
This LIST OF SOVEREIGN STATES provides an overview of sovereign states around the world , with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty . Membership within the United Nations
United Nations
system divides the 206 listed states into three categories: 193 member states , two observer states , and 11 other states. The _sovereignty dispute_ column indicates states whose sovereignty is undisputed (190 states) and states whose sovereignty is disputed (16 states, out of which there are 6 member states, 1 observer state and 9 other states). Compiling a list such as this can be a difficult and controversial process, as there is no definition that is binding on all the members of the community of nations concerning the criteria for statehood . For more information on the criteria used to determine the contents of this list, please see the _criteria for inclusion _ section below
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Serbia
Coordinates : 44°N 21°E / 44°N 21°E / 44; 21 Republic of Serbia Република Србија (Serbian ) _Republika Srbija_ (Serbian ) Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Боже правде / Bože pravde _God of Justice_ Location of Serbia (green) and the disputed territory of Kosovo (light green) in Europe (dark grey)
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Administrative Divisions Of Serbia
The ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF SERBIA (Serbian : Administrativna podela Srbije / Административна подела Србије) are regulated by the Government of Serbia
Serbia
Enactment of 29 January 1992, and by the Law on Territorial Organization adopted by the National Assembly of Serbia
Serbia
on 29 December 2007. Serbia
Serbia
is divided into 29 districts by the Enactment of 29 January 1992, while the units of the territorial organization are: municipalities and cities and autonomous provinces, by the Law on Territorial Organization
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Municipalities Of Serbia
The MUNICIPALITIES AND CITIES (Serbian : Општине и градови / Opštine i gradovi) are the second level administrative subdivisions of Serbia . The country is divided into 147 municipalities (40 in Southern and Eastern Serbia , 42 in Šumadija and Western Serbia , 37 in Vojvodina and 28 in Kosovo and Metohija ) and 27 cities (7 in Southern and Eastern Serbia, 10 in Šumadija and Western Serbia, 8 in