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Climate

Climate

The climate in Belgrade is moderate continental, with four seasons. Autumn lasts longer than spring, with longer sunny and warm periods.
The two weeks of belated summer in October, particularly enjoyed by Belgraders, are called St. Martin’s Summer (“miholjsko leto”). The winters are not particularly harsh. There are 21 days on average with temperatures below zero degrees centigrade during the winter. January is the coldest month, with average temperatures of 0.4 °C. Springs are brief and rainy, with summer arriving suddenly. The hottest months are July (21.7 °C) and August (21.3 °C).
Belgrade and its surroundings experience an average of 684 mm of rainfall annually, and umbrellas are mostly in use during May and June. Sunlight is most plentiful in July and August with around 10 hours per day, while December and January are known to be the cloudiest. Snow is present in Belgrade for an average of 27 days per year.
The košava, a strong and cold south-easterly and easterly wind arising in the Carpathians and bringing cold and dry weather to Belgrade is a true climatic attraction of Belgrade. During the autumn and winter, košava regularly ventilates Belgraders. It can reach speeds of up to 130 km/h and put a strong chill to the bones. It came into ill repute because of the innumerable umbrellas it snatched or broke.

Language
Language

The official language of Serbia is Serbian, member of the group of south Slavic languages.The Cyrillic script is in official use, while the Latin script is also widely used, since both are taught in schools. The Cyrillic of Serbian has 30 letters – one letter per each phoneme, making it unique among scripts.The language and scripts of national minorities are in official use in areas with minority populations. Foreigners are recommended to use English for communication, while German, French and Russian are present to a lesser extent. Those curious and hungry for new discoveries might wish...

Belgraders
Belgraders

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is the third largest city in South-eastern Europe after Istanbul and Athens. Just over 1,700,000 people live in it. Belgrade is the city of youth. More than 40% of its citizens are between 15 and 44 years of age.All citizens of Belgrade love to talk of the spirit of the city. Open and ever ready for fun, many Belgraders will claim to be true hedonists – and many of them really are - knowing all there is to know about good food, wine and music.The citizens of Belgrade like all sorts of things: pleasant conversations and long walks, drinking their morning...

History
History

Belgrade is a city with a tumultuous, but also frequently tragic past, primarily due to its unique position at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, on the border between the East and the West.DOWNLOADen_antique_singidunum.pdfRoads run through it and around it, used by invading warrior peoples conquering and destroying this city, rebuilding it and adding to it over and over.Belgrade has been permanently settled since the mid Neolithic period, the time when its area played host to the Vincian culture, more than 4,000 years B.C.E.The Greeks came later, followed by the Romans who pushed...