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Republic of Serbia

Republika Srbija

map of Serbia

Location southeastern Europe
Bordered By
Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro

Area 29,913 sq mi (77,474 sq km)
Highest Point
Midzor; 7,116 ft (2,169 m)
Lowest Point Danube and Timok rivers; 115 ft (35 m)
Natural Resources
oil, gas, coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, chromite, gold, silver, magnesium, pyrite, limestone, marble, salt, arable land

Nationality Serbian
Population (2015)
7,176,794
Largest Cities
Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad
Ethnic Groups
Serbian
Religions Serbian Orthodox
Languages
Serbian (official)

Capital Belgrade
Form of Government republic
Present Constitution Adopted
November 8, 2006
Chief of State
President Aleksandr Vucic (since May 31, 2017)
Head of Government
acting Prime Minister Ivica Dacic (since May 31, 2017)
Cabinet
elected by the National Assembly
Legislature
unicameral National Assembly
Judiciary
courts of general jurisdiction (municipal courts, district courts, Appellate Courts, the Supreme Court of Cassation); courts of special jurisdiction (commercial courts, the High Commercial Court, the High Magistrates Court, the Administrative Court)
Local Administration
122 municipalities (opstine)

Currency Serbian Dinar (RSD)
Per Capita Income
$13,300
Industries
base metals, furniture, food processing, machinery, chemicals, sugar, tires, clothes, pharmaceuticals
Agricultural Products
wheat, maize, sugar beets, sunflower, raspberries; beef, pork, milk
Export Commodities
iron and steel, rubber, clothes, wheat, fruit and vegetables, nonferrous metals, electric appliances, metal products, weapons and ammunition, automobiles
Import Commodities

Independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro Achieved June 5, 2006
National Holiday
National Day, February 15
Flag
three equal horizontal stripes of red (top), blue, and white -- the Pan-Slav colors representing freedom and revolutionary ideals; charged with the coat of arms of Serbia shifted slightly to the hoist side; the principal field of the coat of arms represents the Serbian state and displays a white two-headed eagle on a red shield; a smaller red shield on the eagle represents the Serbian nation, and is divided into four quarters by a white cross; interpretations vary as to the meaning and origin of the white, curved symbols resembling firesteels or Cyrillic "C's" in each quarter; a royal crown surmounts the coat of arms

flag of Serbia

SEE ALSO
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Croatia
Hungary
Romania
Bulgaria
Montenegro
Belgrade

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