About Serbia

IOC 2018

Serbia, a country of future, situated in the heart of the Balkans. At the crossroads between the Slovenian civilization and Central Europe, Serbia represents a palette of traditions and cultures unique in Europe. No less than 26 nationalities each of them preserving its customs and its folklore, but also four great religions are present here. That gives numerous and variously colored traditional feasts as well as the music and dances surrounding you. With its mountains with the greenish prairies, its multiple water currents cutting their wedged in the valleys and beautiful mountains, Serbia is offering a large fan of sport and tourist activities. Kayak, skiing, rafting, trekking, speleology are among the most developed.


Less distant than Spain, but partly unknown, Serbia has been hiding a historical and architectural heritage encountering just rarely. Many Roman sites had been flourishing throughout ages. You will find the medieval fortresses everywhere along the roads and will be astonished by an extreme variety of architectural styles: Serbian, Hungarian, Austrian, Ottoman. But especially the unbelievable density of the orthodox monasteries disseminated throughout the country, each for itself wealth of architectural creation and pictorial invention, will finish winning you.

Feeling Serbia means feeling the free spirit. Serbia is the land of the differences, land of attractive mountains, pure and fast rivers and a relaxing beauty of fields, land of mystic orient and elegant Central European style, both combined with the unique passionate Serbian spirit giving the unforgetable picture.

Territory: 88,361 square kilometers.

Population: 7,058,322

Location: between 41°52′ and 46°11′ of North latitude and 18°06′ and 23°01′ of East longitude

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

Largest cities:

  • Belgrade – 1,576,124
  • Novi Sad – 299,294
  • Nis – 250,518

Language: The official language is Serbian and the scripts in official use are Cyrillic and Latin.

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

Government: Democratic republic. The President and the Parliament are elected every four years in general election.

Climate: Temperate continental climate, with a gradual transition between the four seasons of the year .

Time: GMT + 1