Facts about Serbia
Official languages: Serbian, Hungarian, Bosnian
Area: 88,361 km²
Population: 7.3 million residents
Population density: 83.12 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .rs
ISO codes: RS, SRB , 688
The prefix for Serbia is +381
Flag of Serbia
The Serbian flag is composed of the traditional Pan-Slavic tricolor of red, blue and white. However, the order of colors is reversed than in the case of other Slavic flags. In addition, the left part of the flag features the national coat of arms, which depicts a white double-headed eagle with a red shield placed on a red background. Above the eagle’s head rises a crown, which is inspired by the crown of the Serbian tsars. The unusual order of the stripes is linked to a legend which says that the Serbs intended to adopt the Russian flag as a sign of thanks for the provision of war aid. However, they did not bring home the flag pattern, and so it happened that when they returned, they lined up the stripes of the flag incorrectly. The flag is one of the newest, as Serbia was established as an independent state only in 2006, when Montenegro decided to divide the country in a referendum.
Serbia is a landlocked country in south-eastern Europe. Serbia is one of the last two states to emerge from Yugoslavia. See Serbia Location on World Map. The autonomous provinces of Vojvodina and Kosovo exist within Serbia. Kosovo has been under UN administration (UNMIK) since June 1999, but is still part of Serbia under international law.
Biggest Cities of Serbia by Population
The largest city in Serbia is Belgrade, the capital. Located on the Danube and Sava rivers, it has a population of over 1.3 million people and is a vibrant and modern city with plenty to see and do. Popular attractions here include Kalemegdan Fortress which is a stunning medieval fortress; Skadarlija which is an old bohemian quarter; and Ada Ciganlija which is an island in the Sava River offering beaches, parks and sports facilities. Other attractions worth visiting include Saint Sava Temple which is one of the largest Orthodox churches in Serbia; National Museum of Serbia which houses some fascinating exhibits; or Nikola Tesla Museum where visitors can explore some interesting artifacts from Tesla’s life.
The second largest city in Serbia is Novi Sad. Located on the banks of the Danube River, it has a population of around 300 thousand people and serves as a cultural center with plenty to explore. Popular attractions here include Petrovaradin Fortress which offers stunning views over Novi Sad; Cathedral of St George where visitors can admire some impressive architecture; or Vojvodina Museum where visitors can explore some interesting artifacts from Serbian history. Other cities worth visiting include Niš where visitors can explore some old monuments such as Mediana or Skull Tower; Subotica where visitors can admire some beautiful churches such as Subotica Synagogue or Catholic Church of St Theresa; or Kragujevac where visitors can visit some interesting museums such as City Museum or Aviation Museum.
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|9||Novi Pazar, Serbia||86,107||43.1367||20.5122|
|26||Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia||39,195||44.9764||19.6122|
|30||Backa Palanka, Serbia||29,560||45.2508||19.3919|
|32||Smederevska Palanka, Serbia||27,111||44.3655||20.9589|
|38||Gornji Milanovac, Serbia||24,093||44.026||20.4615|
|46||Stara Pazova, Serbia||16,328||44.985||20.1608|
|47||Backa Topola, Serbia||16,265||45.8152||19.6318|
|48||Nova Pazova, Serbia||15,599||44.9437||20.2193|
|52||Bela Crkva, Serbia||10,786||44.8975||21.4172|
|54||Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia||10,318||43.6273||20.8963|
|58||Backo Petrovo Selo, Serbia||9,070||45.7068||20.0793|
|59||Sremski Karlovci, Serbia||8,950||45.2025||19.9344|
|60||Bajina Basta, Serbia||8,644||43.9708||19.5675|
|62||Novi Knezevac, Serbia||8,277||46.05||20.1|
|64||Novo Milosevo, Serbia||7,916||45.7192||20.3036|
|69||Backi Petrovac, Serbia||7,340||45.3606||19.5917|
|76||Banatski Karlovac, Serbia||6,430||45.0499||21.018|
|81||Backo Gradiste, Serbia||5,875||45.5327||20.0308|
|84||Srpska Crnja, Serbia||5,578||45.7254||20.6901|
According to Abbreviation Finder, the Serbian capital is called Belgrade. One can translate this name as “white city”. It is the political and cultural center of the country, because there are important government offices and also many universities and colleges. Belgrade is also the official seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Like many large cities, Belgrade is connected by a river, because here the Sava flows into the Danube. In the past and present, goods could and can be transported across the river. Because of its location, Belgrade is also known as the “Gate of the Balkans”. 1.2 million people live in Belgrade.