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About Serbia

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Map of Serbia and Montenegro

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Serbian Coat of Arms

Republic of Serbia

Official name:


The Republic of Serbia, together with the Republic of Montenegro, is a constituent part of The State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. It contains two autonomous provinces: Vojvodina and Kosovo and Metohija.



Area:


88,361 sq. km




Position:


Serbia is located in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula, in the south-eastern part of Europe.



Climate:


Temperate continental climate, with a gradual transition between the four seasons of the year (worm summers, with temperature up to 30C and snowy winters, with temperature from - 5C to 10C).





Population:


Approx. 10 million. The majority of the population of Serbia are Serbs (66 per cent), but another 37 nationalities also live on its territory (Albanians 17 per cent, Hungarians 3,5 per cent, followed by Romanians, Croats, Bulgarians and others). All citizens have equal rights and responsibilities and enjoy full national equality.




Capital:


Belgrade (Beograd), with a population of 1,6 millions, is the administrative, economic and cultural heart of Serbia.




Language:


The official language is Serbian and official alphabet is Cyrillic as well as Latin. In the areas inhabited by national minorities, the languages and alphabets of the minorities are in official use, as provided by law.




Religion:


The main religion in Serbia is Christian Ortodox. There are also other religious communities in Serbia: Islamic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and other.



Time:


GMT + 1



Currency:


The monetary unit is the Dinar (CSD) - 1 Dinar = 100 Para.

Coins:
50 Para, 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 Dinar


Banknotes:
10, 20, 50, 100, 200,500, 1000 and 5000 Dinar



Credit cards:


International credit cards Visa, Master Card, Diners are accepted in the most shops, airline companies, hotels and restaurants.




Banks & Post offices:


On week days they are opened from 08.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. On Saturdays they are opened from 08.00 a.m. to - 03.00 p.m. In Belgrade and other big cities in Serbia, some banks and post offices are opened even on Sundays.




Shops:


Alimentary shops are opened daily from 06.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. including Saturdays, while on Sundays they are opened from 08.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m. Everywhere, there are stores open 24 hours a day.




Medical care:


There are organized duties in hospitals and clinics round the clock. Pharmacies are opened from 08.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m. on working days and on Saturdays from 08.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m.



Power supply:
220 V, 50 Hz



Area codes:


Code for Serbia and Montenegro is +381, for Belgrade (0)11, for Novi Sad (0)21, for Niš (0)18 etc.


For the international calls from Serbia and Montenegro dial 99 + code of the desired country + code for the city.






Important phone numbers:

Police: 92

Fire service: 93

Medical emergency: 94

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