Belgrade icon is the capital
Capital City
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 and largest city of Serbia
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. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube
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 rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans
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. According to official results of Census 2011, the city has a population of 1,639,121. It is one of the 15 largest cities in Europe. Its name in English translates to White city.

One of the largest prehistoric cultures of Europe
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, the Vinča culture
Vinca culture
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, evolved from the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC.

1456    Ulrich II of Celje (Slovene: Ulrik Celjski, German Ulrich von Cilli, Hungarian: Cillei Ulrik), last prince of Celje principality, was assassinated in Belgrade.

1521    The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.

1521    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.

1739    The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.

1868    The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.

1914    World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.

1944    Allied forces started bombimng of Belgrade,killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.

1944    The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia

1961    The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.

1974    A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.