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  General and Old World HistoryBalkan PeninsulaYugoslaviaSerbia
map of SerbiaRepublic of Serbia

Republika Srbija

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)
Largest Cities
Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad
Ethnic Groups
Religions Serbian Orthodox
Serbian (official)

Capital Belgrade
Form of Government republic
Present Constitution Adopted
November 8, 2006
Chief of State
President Tomislav Nikolic (since Jne 11, 2011)
Head of Government
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (since April 22, 2014)
elected by the National Assembly
unicameral National Assembly
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
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
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

Bosnia and Hercegovina

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