Geography: This state is located at the intersection of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Having many neighbors along the border, and there are seven of them (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro), Serbia covers an area of 88.360 sq. km. According to the landscape relief, the state is divided into two regions. The sulfuric part consists of a lowland lowland, and the southern part is represented by a mountain system. The country is crossed by the Danube River, which is considered the longest, and its tributaries are the Sava and Tisza rivers.
City Belgrade is the capital of this state, over 1.2 million people currently live in it. From ancient sources it is known that the first inhabitants of Serbia were Celtic tribes. The spoken language in Serbia is Serbian. A significant part of the population professes Christianity (82%), approximately 5% identify themselves as Catholics and only 2% are Muslims.
Serbia on the map
Trip to Serbia – tour to an interesting country
Brief description: Recently, tourism has begun to develop actively in this country, and these are not empty words. Serbia is famous for its ancient historical sights that have brought vivid national traditions into the life of the local people. Foreigners are attracted here not only by qualified sanatoriums and reasonable prices for accommodation in hotels and boarding houses, but also by the cleanest air, magnificent nature and truly human relationships between people.
Climate and weather in Serbia
The climatic conditions in Serbia are influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Adriatic Sea. In the south of the country, the weather is subtropical Mediterranean with hot, humid summers and mild rainy winters. And in the north of the state, a continental climate prevails with all the ensuing consequences. In the mountains, summer is with a mild climate, but with a harsh winter, precipitation is abundant. On average, the temperature in Serbia in January does not drop below +10 C, and in July the thermometer shows +27 C.
History of Serbia
Due to the geographical location of this country, its history for many centuries is famous for the conquests and conquests by other peoples (Ilyrian and Celtic tribes, the Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire).
During the First World War, the Austrians were the first to strike at the territory of the Serbs. 1918 is marked by the unification of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which was the beginning of the formation of a state called Yugoslavia.
Many shocks also occurred at the end of the 20th century, when Serbia decided to become independent and secede from Yugoslavia. For some time the state waged war with its former republics, especially this was reflected in the war with Kosovo, as a result of which this state separated from Serbia. And in 2003. the merger of the two countries Serbia and Montenegro lasted only three years, because in 2006 Serbia became an independent separate country.
Serbs have always respected their culture, they were even able to preserve cultural traditions during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Local people celebrate various holidays, one of which is “Vidovdan”. Usually this holiday is associated with a historical event that took place in the 14th century. Namely, the defeat of the Serbs in the battle with Turkish troops in the Kosovo field. But Vidovdan is not considered the anniversary of defeat, but is celebrated as a church holiday – the day of Saint Vid.
The culinary traditions of the Serbs were influenced by neighboring countries, especially the Turks, since Serbia was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire for many years. Serbs usually use meat products for cooking, resulting in delicious products (minced meat rolls, cutlets, fried meat with sauerkraut, etc.).