Home to top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia. Belgrade is a business center, not only for Serbia but also all southeastern Europe.
Serbia exported US$14.9 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016.
Highest-value Serbian exports include automobiles, insulated wire or cable, rubber tires, electric generators and motors, frozen berries and cigarettes according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Belgrade, Serbia: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Belgrade Fortress, Church of Saint Sava, Kalemegdan Towers, Gardos – Tower of Sibinjanin Janko, Republic Square and the National Assembly
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Belgrade, Serbia:
- Novak Djokovic, professional tennis player (born May 22, 1987)
- Gordana Trzan, pop singer (born Jul. 8, 1974)
- Ana Ivanovic, professional tennis player (born Nov. 6, 1987)
- Jenna Jenovich, model (born Apr. 10, 1987)
- Bojana Novakovic, actress (born Nov. 17, 1981)
- David Bižić, opera singer (born Nov. 25, 1975)
- Marko Jarić, professional basketball player (born Oct. 12, 1978)
- Milan Radonjić (aka Milan Tarot), TV host & Internet celebrity (born Apr. 11, 1973)
- Enki Bilal, comics artist & director (born Oct. 7, 1951)
- Zoranna Jovanovic, YouTube star (born May 10, 1990)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Belgrade resident: Belgradian, Belgrader
Population: 1,182,000 (Belgrade)
Density: 12,442 people per square mile (4,804 per square kilometer)
Population: 7,041,599 (Serbia)
Density: 235 people per square mile (91 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$101.5 billion as of October 2016 (for Serbia, per WorldsRichestCountries.com)
GDP per person: $14,226
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Belgrade were unavailable.
Official currency used in Belgrade: Serbian dinar
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Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Field Listing: Major Urban Areas. Accessed on December 11, 2016
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Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on December 11, 2016
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on August 2, 2017
Official Government Website, Belgrade city. Accessed on December 11, 2016
The World Factbook, Europe: Czechia, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on December 11, 2016
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on December 11, 2016
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Belgrade. Accessed on December 11, 2016
Wikipedia, Serbia. Accessed on December 11, 2016
Wikipedia, Kosovo. Accessed on December 11, 2016
Belgrade’s city core plus its built-up urban areas measure 95 square miles (246 square kilometers), within which there were an estimated 1.2 million inhabitants in 2015.
At a country level, Serbia covers 29,913 square miles (77,474 square kilometers) with a population of 7 million people. Unlike other research, the latter metric excludes the Republic of Kosovo.
Population density is much more intense within Serbia’s capital city and its built-up urban areas, with an average 12,400 Belgradians per square mile (4,800 per square kilometer). On a national level, density diminishes to an average 235 people per square mile (91 per square kilometer) for Serbia as a whole.
Serbians celebrate June 5 since that date in 2006 when Serbia exited from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.