Serbia is a country located on Balkan Peninsula at the crossroad of Central and Southeast Europe. The population is around 7 million residents, with its capital – Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe – that counts around 1.7 million people. The area of approximately 88.000 km 2 is situated in the moderate continental climate.
Serbia’s rich history dates back to prehistoric time, followed by Roman and Byzantine era, then rule of famous Serbian medieval dynasties and later Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian rule. Modern history of Serbia is related to Principality of Serbia formed at the beginning of 19th century, World War I and World War II and creating the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, wars in the 1990’s in Balkans and NATO bombing in 1999. Until 2006 Serbia was in a union with Montenegro and since 2006 Serbia is officially an independent country.
Official language is Serbian and the script is Cyrillic. Official currency is Serbian dinar.