Where is Belgrade?

Surfing the Internet I’ve seen many people asking ‘where is Belgrade Serbia’. Considering rather high volume of searchers I think it won’t hurt to point out precisely where is Belgrade located.

Sometimes, it seems, people know much more about Beograd then about Serbia. It is surprising that so many people have no idea about Serbia. Otherwise, how to explain questions like ‘is Serbia in Russia or is Serbia a part of Russia.

In fact, some people (this refers predominantly for American tourists) mix Serbia with Siberia. At the first sight, there is a similarity, but they are completely different. Please read this article ‘Serbia through American eyes’, pointing out that ‘Serbia is not in Russia.

Siberia is a huge area on east side of Russia and Serbia is a small country located on Balkan peninsula. For that reason, the below map, visibly shows where is Serbia, and Belgrade as its capital.

Serbia with Belgrade capital on Europe map

Serbia lies in the heart of Balkan peninsula. It is surrounded by Bulgaria and Romania on the east. From the south borders with Macedonia. Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina make the western border with Serbia. 

Belgrade on Serbia map including all Balkan countries

Where is Belgrade?


According Wikipedia, Beograd (White city) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It’s usually called ‘Balkan gate’ between Balkan peninsula and Pannonian Plain.

Belgrade geographic coordinates

Belgrade is a city positioned in Central Serbia. It is located at Latitude 44° N and Longitude 20°. It is situated at elevation of 120 meters above sea level.


Population in Beograd

Belgrade has a population of 1.374.000 making it the biggest city in  Serbia. It operates on the CEST time zone. (Central European Summer Time ). Check time zone and clock changes in Beograd!

Belgrade city areas

The historical core of Beograd (today’s Belgrade fortress) is on the right bank of the Sava. The old Belgrade is on the right bank of Sava river while Novi Beograd and Zemun are on the left bank of the Sava River.

Urban area of the city is 359.92 square kilometers. Beograd is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern European culture.

WHITE CITY bridges

Taking into consideration, that the city is at the mouth of the two main rivers, Danube and Sava, Belgrade has several bridges: Branko’s Bridge, the Old Sava Bridge, Gazela and Bridge on Ada. All four connect the city center with New Belgrade.

Distances to Other Eastern European Cities

In order to have a clear idea where is Beograd, here are some distances in miles to some important cities:

  • 196 miles south of Budapest, Hungary
  • 228 miles east of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 276 miles west of Bucharest, Romania
  • 302 miles east of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 459 miles southeast of Prague

In case you have question regarding Beograd, you can always contact me. I love to help! In the meantime, if you’re planning to visit the city for the first time, take a minute to read, first time tips. I hope you’ll find them helpful!

White City Maps