Abbreviation for Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbian Beograd [»white castle«], capital of the Republic of Serbia, 65–235 m above sea level, at the confluence of the Sava into the Danube, (2018) 1.7 million residents.

The old town (Stari grad) with 45,900 residents extends southeast of the Kalemegdan fortress, which rises at the mouth of the rivers on the northwestern spur of the hills and mountains of the Šumadija.

Belgrade is the political, economic and cultural center of the country, seat of the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church and a Catholic Archbishop as well as the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts; University (founded in 1863), University of the Arts (founded in 1973), technical college, medical academy, research institutes (including nuclear research institute, astronomical and meteorological observatory), national library, state archive, museums (including Nikola Tesla Museum, Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, National Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art); Botanical Garden.

The seat of government, the »House of Social Organizations« and the Sava Congress Center, which opened in 1977, are located in the Novi Beograd district (214,000 residents) to the west of the Sava River, built after the Second World War, while the industrial areas are in the south of the city (Železnik, Rakovica)), in the district of Zemun (German: Semlin, 173,500 residents; former fortress town on the Danube, to the north-west of Novi Beograd) and along the Sava and Danube. Belgrade is the most important industrial city in the country with machine, vehicle and shipbuilding, electrotechnical, food, textile and pharmaceutical industries; Since around 2002, the economy has grown primarily through the construction, real estate and service sectors. Belgrade has an important Danube port and is a traffic center (international airport) and trade fair city. Several bridges (road bridge Gazela, 1970; Road and railway bridge Ada Ciganlija, 2012) span the Sava.


Only a few historical monuments have been preserved: “Roman fountain” (15th century); Bajrakli Mosque (17th century); the former fortress with the castle (Kalemegdan), founded in antiquity, rebuilt and expanded several times since then, the structures that have been preserved are essentially from the period 1717–39, in the 19th century the complex was redesigned into a spacious park; the Serbian Orthodox Archangel Michael Cathedral (1837–45) with princely graves and a collection of icons; Old castle (1882–84, by Alexander Bugarski; today seat of the city parliament), palace of Princess Ljubica (1834, still in the tradition of the bourgeois Balkan house). The buildings in the historicizing style from the 19th century include the former Ministry of Justice (1893), the officers’ mess (1895), the National Theater (1868–69, by Bugarski), the National Museum (1902, by Andre Stevanović and Nikola Nestorović) and the St. Mark’s Church (1835; rebuilt after destruction 1931–40 according to plans by Peter and Branko Krstić in the Serbian-Byzantine style; including the sarcophagus of Stephen IV Dušan Uroš).

1935 began with the construction of the cathedral of Saint Sava; After the construction work was interrupted in 1941-84, the external work could be completed in 2004. The interior design of the mighty, 77m high neo-Byzantine cathedral will be largely completed by the end of 2019. Among the buildings of the 20th century are inter alia. the Albanija Palace (completed in 1940) and the JP »Sava centar« congress, culture and business center (1976–79, by Stojan Maksimović) are worth mentioning.


Belgrade, since the 4th century BC Celtic settlement, since the 1st century Roman military camp Singidunum, often fought over because of its strategic location, destroyed by the Huns (442) and Ostrogoths, rebuilt under Emperor Justinian I and from the 7th century, conquered by the Avars, Slavic settled (from 9th century name Belgrade), belonged in the Middle Ages to Bulgaria (9th / 10th century), Byzantium (11th / 12th century; called Alba Graeca) and Serbia (from 1284, first capital from 1402). The castle (Kalemegdan), built in 1343 by the Serbian King Stephen IV. Dušan Uroš expanded, since 1426/27 important Hungarian border fortress against the Turks, was besieged several times in vain by the Turks until it was captured by Sultan Suleiman II on August 29, 1521 (Belgrade since then Janissary garrison and supply base). Conquered by the Austrians in 1688, 1717 (Eugene, Prince of Savoy-Carignan) and 1789, Belgrade reverted to Turkey in 1690, 1739 and 1791.

The Peace of Belgrade, on September 18, 1739 under French mediation between Emperor Charles VI. and Sultan Mahmud I closed, ended the Turkish War (1735–39) in Russia and Austria; Austria had to surrender the areas south of the Danube and Sava, acquired in the Peace of Passarowitz (1718), and Russia lost, among other things. the navigation rights on the Black Sea and had to grind the Azov fortress.

From 1806 (Karađorđe) back to Serbian, Belgrade was, despite the Turkish occupation of the fortress until 1867 (1807-13, from 1817/42) capital of the fully independent Serbia since 1878, from 1919/21 of the later Yugoslavia and 1915-18 of Austrian, 1941–44 occupied by German troops.

Abbreviations for Belgrade, Serbia

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: BEG
  • Country: Serbia

BEG: Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Belgrade-Beograd

List of Belgrade Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations for Belgrade is BEG which stands for Belgrade. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Belgrade, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

City Abbreviation Meanings
Belgrade ISWIB International Students Week in Belgrade
Belgrade BGD Belgradebeograd
Belgrade BBB Belgrade-Bucharest-Budapest
Belgrade BGD Belgrade/Beograd
Belgrade BG Belgrade
Belgrade BEIGE Belgrade
Belgrade BEGINING Belgrade, Yugoslavia – Belgrade-Beograd
Belgrade INSB International Nursery School Belgrade
Belgrade HIBU Hydrological Institute, Belgrade University
Belgrade BBF Belgrade Beer Fest
Belgrade RSB Red Star Belgrade
Belgrade BEG Belgrade, Yugoslavia – Belgrade-Beograd
Belgrade BDW Belgrade Design Week
Belgrade AOB Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade