Serbia Guide

Serbia Guide

Country data

Location: Southeast Europe

Time zone: CET

Total area: 77,474 km²

Land area: 77,474 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 2,026 km

Bordering countries:
Bosnia / Herzegovina: 302 km
Bulgaria: 318 km
Kosovo: 352 km
Croatia: 241 km
Macedonia: 62 km
Montenegro: 124 km
Romania: 476 km
Umgarn: 151 km

Coastline: 0 km

Capital: Belgrade

Parishes: 122
Ada, Aleksandrovac, Aleksinac, Alibunar, Apatin, Arandelovac, Arilje, Babusnica, Bac, Backa Palanka, Backa Topola, Backi Petrovac, Bajina Basta, Batocina, Becej, Bela Crkva, Bela Palanka, Beocin, Blace, Bogatic, Bojnik, Boljevac, Bor, Bosilegrad, Brus, Bujanovac, Cajetina, Cicevac, Coka, Crna Trava, Cuprija, Despotovac, Dimitrov, Doljevac, Gadzin Han, Golubac, Gornji Milanovac, Indija, Irig, Ivanjica, Kanjiza, Kikinda, Kladovo, Knic, Kocelzejeva,, Kosjeric, Kovacica, Kovin, Krupanj, Kucevo, Kula, Kursumlija, Lajkovac, Lapovo, Lebane, Ljig, Ljubovija, Lucani, Majdanpek, Mali Idos, Mali Zvornik, Malo Crnice, Medveda, Merosina, Mionica, Negotin, Nova Crnja Varos, Novi Becej, Novi Knezevac, Odzaci, Opovo, Osecina, Paracin, Pecinci, Petrovac na Mlavi, Pirot, Plandiste, Pozega, Presevo, Priboj, Prijepolje, Prokuplje, Raca, Raska, Razanj,Rekovac, Ruma, Secanj, Senta, Sid, Sjenica, Smederevska Palanka, Sokobanja, Srbobran, Sremski Karlovci, Stara Pazova, Surdulica, Svilajnac, Svrljig, Temerin, Titel, Topola, Trgoviste, Trstenik, Tutin, Ub, Varvarin, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradiste, Vladicin Han, Vladimirci, Vlasotince, Vrbas, Vrnjacka Banja, Vrsac, Zabalj, Zabari, Zagubica, Zitiste, Zitorada

Telephone code: 00 381 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Midzor 2,169 m


Population: approx. 7.2 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: -0.5% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 93

Life expectancy: 72 (male), 78 (female)

Official language: Serbian


  • 84% Serbian Orthodox
  • 5% Catholic
  • 3% Muslim
  • 1% Protestants
  • 7% other


Located in the temperate climate zone, there is a temperate continental climate all year round.


While the summer months from June to August are quite warm with average temperatures of around 20 ° C, it can get very cold in winter, especially in the mountainous regions, with minus degrees.

In winter a lot of snow falls, especially in the higher mountain regions.

Currency / finance

Currency unit: Dinar (RSD)

Division: 1 dinar = 100 para

ATMs: Available in most major cities.

International credit cards: These are accepted in larger hotels and shops.

Regulations: There is no limit to the amount of foreign currencies that can be imported. The export is limited to an equivalent of 10,000 euros.

The import and export of the local currency is permitted up to an equivalent value of 10,000 euros.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
  • 2 liters of wine or 1 liter of spirits over 22%

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Archaeologically or artistically valuable objects may only be exported with the approval of the competent Serbian authorities.

Travel advice

Due to the current refugee situation, there are increased controls at the borders with Croatia and Hungary. Correspondingly longer waiting times should be planned.

Under no circumstances should travelers take unknown hitchhikers with them. The charge of human smuggling could be raised very quickly.


The economy has recovered very well since the war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Even if some traces are still visible, the reforms that have been carried out have resulted in steady growth.

The main export goods include iron, vegetables, rubber products, fruits, steel, textiles and wheat.

Industries: chemistry, vehicle manufacturing, food manufacturing, mechanical engineering, furniture manufacturing, textiles

Natural resources: antimony, natural gas, petroleum, gold, limestone, coal, copper, magnesium, marble, agricultural land, pyrite, salt, silver, zinc

Land use:

  • Land: 37%
  • Grain cultivation: 3%
  • other: 60%
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