Destination SCG

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO

Position:
Serbia and Montenegro is situated in South-East Europe, on the Balkan peninsula with access to the Adriatic Sea.

Area:
Serbia and Montenegro covers a territory of 102,173 sq. km. Serbia covers an area of 88,361 sq. km. whereas the area of Montenegro is 13,812 sq. km.

Capital City:
Belgrade

Borders:
The length of the borders of Serbia and Montenegro is 2,585,894 km and the length of the coastline is 294 km. Serbia and Montenegro borders on Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and FYROM.

Terrain:
The northern part is, for the most part, flat country, the central part is hilly and mountainous and the southern part is littoral.

Climate:
The climate is continental in the north and Mediterranean in the south.

Currency:
The legal tender in Serbia is the Dinar and in Montenegro – the Euro.

Number of Inhabitants:
SCG has a population of 8,148,576 inhabitants (without Kosovo and Metohija). The number of inhabitants of Serbia (without Kosovo and Metohija) is 7,498,001. Montenegro has a population of 650,575 inhabitants.

National Make-up:
Serbs account for 82,8 percent of the population of Serbia (without Kosovo and Metohija) and Montenegrins for 61.9 percent of the inhabitants of Montenegro. In addition to Serbs

Belgrade

Tourist Organization of Belgrade

Belgrade is situated on the Balkan peninsula and it is the capital of Serbia and Montenegro. There are 1.6 million cheerful and hospitable inhabitants.

It is built on a hilly area above the very confluence of the Sava river and the Danube, between the fertile Panonia plains in the north and green hilly Sumadia region to the south. There are 225 kilometers of river banks, 16 river islands including Ada Ciganlija and Large War Island, and the highest points the mountains of Avala and Kosmaj, as well as the peculiar south-east wind, called Kosava. It is often called “the gate of Balkans” and “the door of Central Europe”.

Belgrade

Belgrade is a city with an eventful history lasting 7000 years. It has been invaded by 40 armies, rebuilt 38 times, and the next year 2004 it celebrates its 600th anniversary of being the capital.During its growth and territorial expansion several distinctive parts came into being with their own characteristics and monuments which give Belgrade special colour and charm.

Visiting the archeological site Vinca, walking through Kalemegdan park, going to the lake Ada Ciganlija (situated in the center of the city), going to the green area called

Basketball in Serbia And Montenegro (SCG)

The team of Yugoslavia played their first official match and was defeated by the host team of Romania at the Balkan Games held in Bucharest on September 22, 1946. The Yugoslav team players were: Popovic, Gec, Tajner, Srebrenik, Stojkovic, Kobali, Nikolic, Demsar, Dimic, Pitoni and Tertan.

Stevica Colovic was the first coach to replace Bora Jovanovic. His team’s debut in European Championships (1947 in Prague) fully coincided with their potential. They were placed next to the last among 14 participating national teams.

An army of enthusiasts embarked on a pioneering endeavor of developing a serious basketball movement, but those who, as a rule, are seen as the most deserving and recognized as mostly indebted for the breakthrough of Yugoslav basketball and its appearance on the world’s scene are the famous quartet: Nebojsa Popovic, Radomir Saper, Aleksandar Nikolic, and Borislav Stankovic.


As Italy had withdrawn its participation, Yugoslavia was invited to take part in the First World Championship held in Buenos Aires, in 1950. In the premiere match played against Peru (27:33), as recorded in the basketball history of World Championships, Nebojsa Popovic was the one who scored first points from a free throw line.The longest game “plavi” have ever played

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