Serbia – Facts & Figures

Name of state: Republic of Serbia

Capital city: Belgrade, population more than 1.600.000

Autonomous regions:
Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija

Geographic location:
Southeastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Western Balkans

Area: 88,509 km2
Climate: moderate continental
Longest river: Danube, Serbian section, 588 km
Highest mountain peak: Đeravica (in the Prokletije range), 2656 m

International dialing code: +381
Important telephone numbers
192 – Police
193 – Fire Department
194 – Ambulance

Official currency: the dinar (RSD)
1 dinar consists of 100 para.
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 dinars
Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 dinars

You can check the official exchange rates here.

National Internet domain:.rs
National vehicle code: SRB
Population(excluding Kosovo and Metohija): more than 7 million; 83% Serbs
Official language: Serbian
Official script: Cyrillic

Faiths: 85% Eastern Orthodox Christian, 5.5% Roman Catholic Christian, 3.2% Muslim

National holiday: February 15th – Serbian National Statehood Day

Time zone: central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)

Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz

Water from public mains: Safe to drink

National Tourism Ogranisation of Serbia webpage: http://serbia.travel/

Belgrade

the City of Culture, Inspiration, Sports and Festivals, Serbian capital develops and changes fast, protecting its rich and diverse history within the mixture of culture, architecture and urban spirit. With some of the most attractive locations, Belgrade Fortress – the oldest cultural and historical monument, Skadarlija – the bohemian quarter in the city centre, Knez Mihailova Street; Old and New Royal Court, Federal Parliament, Temple of St. Sava, Zemun and many others, Belgrade makes the cultural centre of South East Europe.

Being one of the oldest European cities with the heritage which lasts over 5000 years, Belgrade cherishes the history, landmarks, monuments from the past, traditional art and famous attractions. More than 40 Orthodox and 8 Roman Catholic churches, a mosque and a synagogue, dozens of museums, theatres, libraries, together with various national and international theatre, film, musical and other events, make Belgrade the city with very rich and diverse cultural life.

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and has a population of around 1.7 million. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has since ancient times been an important crossing of the ways where the roads of eastern and western Europe meet. The city lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, which surround it on three sides. Because of this position, Belgrade is fittingly referred to as the Gateway to the Balkans and the Door to Central Europe.

Belgrade’s average height above sea-level is 117 m, and the peaks of the Kosmaj (628 m) and Avala (511 m) mountains are in the surrounding area. Belgrade’s rivers have a total of 200 km of riverbank and 16 river islands, of which Ada Ciganlija and Great War Island (Veliko Ratno Ostrvo) are the largest. The inner, urban area of Belgrade covers an area of 36 km2 and the total territory of the city is around 322 km2. The wider city area is 419 km2.

Official webpage of City of Belgrade: www.beograd.rs

Tourist info center:

Knez Mihailova 5 (City center)
tel. +381 11 26 35 622, +381 11 26 35 343
Mon-Sat. 09.00-21.00, Sun. 10.00-15.00h
mail: bginfo.knezmihailova@tob.co.rs

Belgrade Tourist Board webpage: www.tob.rs