Information about Serbia
- Area: 88,361 km² (water 0.13%)
- Population: 9,527,100 (January 1, 2008)
- Capital: Belgrade (1,710,000)
- Language: Serbia has only one official language - Serbian. Other languages spoken in Serbia include Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Rusyn, Croatian, Ukrainian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Romany, Czech, Bosnian, Vlach, Bunjevac, Macedonian, etc.
- Religion: Serbian Orthodox (84,1%), Catholicism (6,24%), Islam (3,42%), Protestantism (1,44%)
- Climate: The Serbian climate varies between a continental climate in the north, with cold winters, and hot, humid summers with well distributed rainfall patterns, and a more Adriatic climate in the south with hot, dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy inland snowfall. Differences in elevation, proximity to the Adriatic Sea and large river basins, as well as exposure to the winds account for climate differences. Vojvodina possesses typical continental climate, with air masses from northern and western Europe which shape its climatic profile. South and south-west Serbia is subject to Mediterranean influences. However, the Dinaric Alps and other mountain ranges contribute to the cooling down of most of the warm air masses. Winters are quite harsh in Sandžak because of the mountains which encircle the plateau. Mediterranean micro-regions exist throughout southern Serbia, in Zlatibor and the Pčinja District around valley and river Pčinja.
- Time Zone: Central European Time (UTC+1), Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
- Currency: Serbian Dinar [RSD]
Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Carpathian basin and the central part of the Balkans. With a total of 2,026km land boundaries, Serbia borders Hungary to the north (151km); Romania (476km) and Bulgaria (318) to the east; the Republic of Macedonia (221km) to the south; and Croatia (241km), Bosnia and Herzegovina (302km), and Montenegro (203) to the west; additionally, it borders Albania (112km) through Kosovo, whose status as part of Serbia is disputed. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is among the largest cities in Southeast Europe.
- Over 31% of Serbia is covered by forest. National parks take up 10% of the country's territory. Serbia has 5 national parks and 22 nature reserves.
- Rivers - Spanning over 588 kilometers across Serbia, the Danube river is the largest source of fresh water. Other freshwater rivers are Sava, Morava, Tisza, and Timok. Almost all of Serbia's rivers drain to the Black Sea, by way of the Danube river.
- Mountains - Most of Serbia is covered with low and medium-high mountains. Mountains in central, western and southwestern Serbia belong to the Dinarides range, while the Carpates, Balkan Mountains and Rhodopes meet in the east.