Facts about Serbia and Belgrade

Serbia has always straddled East and West, not only in a geographical sense, but also politically and culturally. At first, Serbia found itself between the Byzantine and Roman empires, then it became a frontier between the Ottoman Empire and the Christian West. This centuries-long position in the path of conquering armies from both sides has led to constant migrations and the mixing of populations. The result is a multiethnic, multicultural and multiconfessional society in Serbia.

 

 

 

 

 

Name of state: Republic of Serbia

Capital city: Belgrade, population more than 1,600,000

Geographic location: Southeastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Western Balkans

Area: 88,509 km2

Climate: moderate continental

Longest river: Danube, Serbian section, 588 km

Highest mountain peak: Đeravica (in the Prokletije range), 2656 m

International dialing code: +381

Official currency: the dinar (RSD)

National Internet domain: .rs

National vehicle code: SRB

Official language: Serbian

Official script: Cyrillic

Time zone: central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)

Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz

Water from public mains: Safe to drink

 

Visit the following web sites to find more about Serbia and Belgrade

Tourist Organization of Serbia: http://www.serbia.travel/

Tourist Organization of Belgrade: http://www.tob.rs/

City of Belgrade: http://www.beograd.rs/en/

 

VISA

NOTICE: Please note that a visa is required for holders of emergency travel documents and travel documents for refugees and aliens of all countries. Nationals from UN Member States with which the Republic of Serbia has no diplomatic relations need visas for entering the country.

Please check if you will need visa on following web site: http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-regime

 

TRAVEL by:

PLANE.  The national airline Air Serbia, together with numerous foreign airlines, operates regular routes to the international airports in Belgrade,Niš and Priština from locations all over the world. An ever-increasing number of low-cost airlines also fly to Serbia’s airports.

COACH. Serbia stands at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe,its routes leading via the Morava-Vardar and Nišava-Marica valleys to the Aegean coast, to Asia Minor and to the Middle East. Regular coach lines connect Serbia to all neighboring Balkan countries and the majority of Central and Western European countries. There is also a well-developed network of coach lines connecting all towns within Serbia.

CAR. Serbia is located on Pan-European Corridor 10 which is the shortest route between central/western and southernmost Europe. It runs through eight countries: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece. European routes E70 and E75 meet in Belgrade, E75 and E80 in Niš and E80 and E65 in Priština.

TRAIN. Serbia is situated on Pan-European Transport Corridor 10, meaning that there is a well-developed rail network with many international daytime and overnight trains connecting Serbia with all parts of Europe.

Serbian Railways recognises the following discount schemes: InterRail, EuroDomino, Rail Plus, Balkan Flexipass, Easy Travel Card, Euro<26, City Star, ISIC and the Uniform Balkan Tariff. There are also discounts for children and groups