All individual and professional organizations are more then welcome in Belgrade. City stands on the crossroads of two rivers and has 2.600 years of rich history. With 1,6 million population it was the capital of ex Socialist Yugoslavia and today Republic Serbia. Belgrade is a promising authentic and budget travel experience, with cultural values and urban life style.
Cultural birthplace of Belgrade was situated in Vinča, society which was formed in 6th millennium BC by people living in this region. After Celtic invasion in 290 BC city has been named Singidunum. In 33 BC the roman army reached Belgrade, and it became Romanized Singidunum. During its development, Singidunum has overgrown its status of a “municipium” and become a colony of the Roman Empire. As an important Roman military camp, Singidunum gained municipal rights in the 2nd century AD.
During the Middle Ages, from the Byzantine Empire, the Franks, the first Bulgarian State and the Kingdom of Hungary and the rule of the Ottoman Empire, the Serb-dominated town of Despotism which was introduced in 1521 by entering into Sandžak.
A large part of the city was damaged in the Austro-Ottoman wars and after a while the city passed into dominance of Habsburg Monarchy. Serbia’s capital succeeded to win the title again in Serbian Uprising after Habsburgs in 1841, and the northern part of the city occur to be stayed in the Monarchy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918.
United Cities continued like this until completely dispersed and in 2006 it was declared the capital of Yugoslavia. Nowadays, having an autonomous government in Belgrade, Serbia has a special position in the administrative structure. Metropolitan city area is divided into 17 municipalities and each one has its own local council – Barajevo, Čukarica, Grocka, Lazarevac, Mladenovac, Novi Beograd, Obrenovac, Palilula, Rakovica, Savski venac, Sopot, Stari Grad, Surčin, Voždovac, Vračar, Zemun, Zvezdara.