Interesting facts about Serbia

serbian flag

Serbia is a landlocked country, situated in the Central and Southeastern Europe.

The official name of Serbia is the Republic of Serbia.

It shares borders with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Albania.

Official language is Serbian.

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Serbia was estimated to be 7,090,173 people.

The national currency of Serbia is Serbian Dinar.

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and it is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has since ancient times been an important crossing of the ways where the roads of eastern and western Europe meet.


Other major cities are: Novi Sad, Niš and Kragujevac.

When speaking about its natural resources, Serbia is a true jewel of Europe. As such, through its high mountains, vast plains, huge forests and beautiful caves, it offers various challenges to all real admirers of nature and wilderness.

Forests cover about 30% of its total land area.

There are 70 mammal species in Serbia, including deer, foxes, wolves, wild pigs, and bears.

At 2,169 meters (7,116 feet) Midžor is the highest peak in Serbia.


There are 5 national parks in Serbia: Đerdap, Fruška Gora, Kopaonik, Šar-planina and Tara.

One of the most beautiful sights in this part of the world, where Danube changes its width from a couple of kilometers to couple hundred meters, bends and rushes, making the Europe’s largest gorge, Djerdap gorge.

danube iron gorge

The archaeological site of Lepenski Vir is located in the Djerdap Gorge. It was the centre of one of the most important prehistoric cultures. At the Lepenski Vir site, the remains of religious architecture dating from 6500 to 5500 BC have been found.

lepenski vir

Devil’s townDjavolja varoš is one of the most attractive natural phenomena in the world. It is a place of strange forms with a strange name, a complex of stone-capped, spindle-shaped pillars in science referred to as soil pyramids. It consists of 220 soil figures created by soil erosion.

djavolja varos

Serbia has a huge historical heritage that can be seen in fortresses and castles from different historical periods.

castle in serbia

Monasteries are of the most important cultural and historical value in Serbia. They were built between the 12th and the 17th century.

manasija monastery

White Angel is a detail of one of the best known frescoes in Serbian culture in the Mileševa monastery.A picture of the White Angel of Mileševa was sent as a message in the first satellite broadcast signal from Europe to America after the Cuban Missile Crisis, as a symbol of peace and civilization.

white angel

Miroslav’s Gospel, written in 1180, is the oldest Serbian manuscript that entered in the register of UNESCO.

The Late Roman fortified palace compound and memorial complex of Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius, in the east of Serbia, was commissioned by Emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus, in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries.The main area covers 10 acres.


During the 3rd and 4th centuries as many as 18 Roman emperors were born in the area we know today as Serbia.

Nikola Tesla one of the most brilliant mind in the history of men was a Serbian.

nikola tesla

Nikola Tesla Museum is located in the central area of Belgrade.The material for the Museum arrived in Belgrade according to the decision of the American court, which declared Mr. Sava Kosanović, Tesla’s nephew, for the only rightful heir.It is the only museum in the world which preserves the original and personal inheritance of Nikola Tesla.

Mileva Marić was a Serbian physicist and the first wife of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein.

Ivo Andrić is the only Nobel Prize winner from Serbia. He won the esteemed award for literature in 1961.

Ivo Andric

Serbia is that it is the largest exporter of raspberries in the world. It contributes over 30% of the total raspberries to the international market.

The most expensive cheese in the world, Pule, Is Worth $576 for 0.45 kilograms (1 pound). As cheeses go, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Camembert are both very pricey. But they don’t even hold a candle to pule, an extremely rare cheese made in Serbia from donkey milk that was recently named the most expensive cheese in the world.

The Serbian clock making industry is older than the Swiss.

The only Serbian word that is accepted and used across the world is “vampire”.

Most of Serbian last names end on „“.

Serbians frequently visit one another, and it is an important part of the culture to keep close ties with family.

Serbs are among the most hospitable people in the world.