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Basic

Population - App. 10,000,000 inhabitants
Total Area - 88.361 square kilometers
CapitalBelgrade
Time Zone - Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour, UTC/GMT +2 hours during daylight savings time
To view the current time in Serbia click on this link to TimeAndDate.com

Geography and Regions

Serbia is located on the west part of Balkan peninsula in the Serbia in Europeeastern part of Europe. There are couple of regions, but the most significant are the Belgrade region, Central Serbia and Vojvodina on the north. Belgrade is the capital city in the center of the country, on the north there is wide Pannonian plane, and on the south high mountains. Among many rivers Danube river is international and the most important for the whole Europe.

Weather and Climate

The Serbian climate is various between the continental climate in the north with cold winters, hot summers and more Adriatic climate in the south with hot, dry summers and relatively cold winters with heavy inland snowfall. For detailed weather conditions and forecast in hole Serbia you can check this weather page.

People and Language

Majority of people are Serbs. They belong to South Slavic group of people living in the Central Europe and the Balkans, between the Balkan and Carpathian mountains in the east and the Adriatic sea in the west. Serbs speak the Serbian language, a member of the South Slavic group of languages, and is mutually intelligible with the standard Croatian and Bosnian language, and so many people are also speaking English fluently.

Here are some words which will be useful on your visit to Serbia .
good morning: dobro jutro
good evening: dobro vece
good night: laku noc
thank you: hvala
please: molim
How much does this cost?: koliko ovo kosta?
bye: ciao, zdravo

History

The Serb settled the Balkans between 610 and 626, and since then this is territory of Serbia. The first Serb states were Rascia or Raška and Zeta. Serbia reached its golden age under the Nemanjicis until the Kosovo Battle against the Ottoman Empire in the XIV century. At the beginning of the 19th century after the First and the Second Serbian Uprising against the Turks succeeded, resulted recognition of Serbia as autonomous country. Today Serbia is well developed European country. If you want to know more details about Serbian history click here.

Orthodox Religion

During the long period of history, straddling the religious boundary between Orthodox, Roman Catholicism and Islam, Serbia remains one of the most diverse countries on the continent. Majority of people are Orthodox Christians, and this religion is well known as one of the peaceful religions in the World. Large number of old churches and monasteries are the biggest treasure of Serbian people.

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