Republic of Serbia | Republika Srbija
First of all, where is Serbia? Serbia is located in southeastern Europe north of the Balkan Peninsula. However, it is generally considered to be a Balkan country, as it is immediately related to the other countries in the Balkan Peninsula.
Serbia has borders with Romania and Bulgaria to the east, North Macedonia to the south, Hungary to the north, and Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west. It disputes Kosovo’s independence, so it could be said that Serbia also borders Albania to the southwest.
Formerly the most influential member of Yugoslavia, Serbia is not currently a member state of the Schengen Area or the Euro currency. However, it has applied for possible membership and inclusion into the European Union, though it could be in the mid to late 2020s before that could happen.
Belgrade is the capital and largest city, and a favorite amongst travelers. Tourism is constantly growing, with now over 3 million annual room-nights recorded. Belgrade enjoys great rail, bus, and plane connections with many other European countries.
Serbia Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Serbia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Capital: Belgrade (& largest city)
Population: 7.05 million (2019 estimate)
President: Aleksandar Vučić
Prime Minister: Ana Brnabić
Currency: Serbian dinar (RSD)
Area: 88,361 km2 (34,116 mi2)
Dialing Code: +381
Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1), DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)
Demonym: Serbian (what is a demonym?)
Endonym: Srbija (their name for their country)
Emergency Number: 192 for police, 193 for fire, 194 for ambulance
Drinking Age: None, 16 to purchase
Smoking Age: None, 18 to purchase
Age of Consent: 14/18
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 220-230V, 50Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)
ISO Country Code: RS