Interesting facts about Serbia
The country is the largest exporter of raspberries in the world! Serbia accounts for more than 30% of global exports of this product. Do you know that more than 95% of the raspberries are top-class - Serbian!
Serbia is the only country outside the CIS that has a free trade agreement with Russia.
According to official UN data, the largest number of refugees live in Europe! In total, there are more than 314 thousand. The mass settlement of Serbia by immigrants is explained by the collapse of Yugoslavia, after which hundreds of thousands of people from Croatia, the former Serbian Krajina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.
Serbia's population exceeds 7.1 million.
Interesting fact: the Republic of Kosovo on February 17, 2008 proclaimed itself independent from Serbia by the state. The territory is ruled by the Albanian majority (92%), which demanded independence. The country recognized only 86 powers of the world.
The Miroslav Gospel, written in 1180, is the oldest Serbian manuscript. The handwritten handbook is listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register - an interesting fact.
Serbia was one of 6 republics that were part of Yugoslavia. In 2003, a free union was concluded between Montenegro and Serbia.
He existed only 3 years. According to the results of the referendum in May 2006, Montenegro, and after Serbia, declared independence.
Serbs settled in the Balkan Peninsula in the VI and VII centuries.
Interesting fact: The First World War began because of a Serb. In 1914, a Serbian nationalist killed the Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand. This served as a pretext for the declaration of war against Serbia.
Football, basketball and volleyball are the most popular sports in Serbia. Basketball and volleyball teams are among the strongest and most promising in the world.
The Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. More than 100 years have passed from the beginning of construction to our days, but the temple has not yet been completed. Despite this, there are regular worship services. The Temple of Saint Sava is one of the best attractions of Belgrade. It is interesting to know that the height of the whole structure with a dome (70 m) and a cross (12 m) is 269 m! - interesting fact.
Belgrade Arena is one of the largest sports and concert halls in Europe.Here very often there are concerts of world stars and international competitions, so you should properly make your tour of Serbia, that you can catch some interesting events.
The parking lot of hunters Lipensk-Vir is the first civilization in Europe that was able to leave behind a sculpture. This indicates the high development of these settlements as early as 7000 years BC
The first satellite signal from Europe to North America was sent in 1963 from Serbia.
Interesting fact: Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. Its population is more than 1.1 million people. However, the actual number of inhabitants, including illegal immigrants, exceeds 2 million people!
Silver Lake, often called the Serbian Sea, is the largest in Serbia. It is also one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in Europe.
In December 2009, Serbia applied for EU membership.
Kalemegdan Park is one of the most famous and popular attractions in Belgrade. Tourists are impressed by beautiful sculptures, medieval architecture and luxurious fountains - an interesting fact.
More than 85% of the population professes Orthodoxy; 5% - Catholics, 3% - Muslims.The remaining 7% are followers of other religions.
Serbia covers an area of 88,361 km2.
Service in the Serbian army is voluntary. This was made possible thanks to the reform of the armed forces in 2011.
Interesting fact: Prince Michael Street in Belgrade is one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in Europe. Here is a huge number of impressive buildings and mansions built in the late 1870s.
Rural tourism in Serbia is one of the most developed in Europe. It is outdoor recreation, healthy food and participation in active sports.
In Serbia, there are more than 1.6 million cars.
Serbia is one of the few European countries that has a visa-free regime at the same time as the European Union and Russia - an interesting fact.