Serbia Factsheet

People

o       Serbia                           9.302.839 (2009 estim.)

 

Largest Cities:                       

o        Belgrade                      1.576.124

o        Novi Sad                         299.294

o        Nis                                 250.518

o        Kragujevac                      175.802

 

Religion:

o        Serbian Orthodox:        85,0 %

o        Catholic                         5,5 %

o        Protestant                     1,1 %

o        Muslim                          3,2 %

o        Unspecified                    2,6 %

o        Unknown                        2,6 %

 

Language:

o        Serbian                      88,3 %

o        Hungarian                    3,8 %

o        Bosniak                       1,8 %  

o        Romany                       1,1 %

o        Other                           4,1 %  

o        Unknown                      0,9 %

 

Literacy:

o        Total                          96,4 %

o        Men                           98,9 %

o        Women                      94,1 %

 

Age structure:

o        0-14                          15,4 %

o        15-64                        67,8 %

o        65 and over               16,8 %

 

Geography

o        Capital                      Belgrade

o        Area                          88,361 km²

o        Location                    Southeastern Europe, between Macedonia, Montenegro and Hungary, between Bosnia and Hercegowina, Croatia and Romania and Bulgaria

o        Climate                     In the north, continental climate (cold winters and hot, humid summers with well distributed rainfall); in other parts, continental and Mediterranean climate (relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns)         

o        Terrain                      Extremely varied; to the north, rich fertile plains; to the east, limestone ranges and basins; to the southeast, ancient mountains and hills

 

Longest Rivers:

o        Danube                     588 km

o        Zapadna Morava        308 km

o        Juzna Morava            295 km

o        Ibar                           272 km

o        Drina                         220 km

o        Sava                         206 km

 

Highest Mountain Peaks:

o        Deravica                   2656 m

o        Crni Vrh                    2585 m

o        Gusam                     2539 m

o        Bogdas                     2533 m

o        Zuti Kamen               2522 m

o        Ljuboten                   2498 m

 

Politics

o        Government type          Republic

o        Chief of state                President Boric Tadic

o        Head of government      Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic

o        Constitution                  Adopted 8 November 2006; effective 10 November 2006

o        Independence               5 June 2006 (from Serbia and Montenegro)

o        National Holiday           15 February (National Day)

 

Economy

o        GDP (ppp)                 $ 80.74 billion (2008 estim.)

o        GDP real growth        5,6 % (2008 estim.)

o        GDP per capita          $ 10.900 (2008 estim.)

o        GDP composition by sector:  (2007 estim.)

-  Agriculture           12,3 %

-  Industry               24,2 %

-  Service                63,5 %

o        Investment (gross fixes)   20,1 % of GDP (2007 estim.)

o        Currency                1 Serbian Dinar (RSD) = 100 Para

 

Transportation

o        Airports                         39 (2007)

o        Heliports                         2 (2007)

o        Railways                   3379 km (2006)

o        Roadways               36875 km (2006)

o        Waterways                 587 km (2008)

 

Communication

o        Internet domain                       .rs

o        Internet users                          1.5 million (2007)

o        International dialing code        +381

o        Telephones main lines             2.993 million (2007)

o        Telephones mobile cellular       8.453 million (2007)  

 

 

Sources: Serbian government & CIA Factbook


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