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Resources about Serbia including maps, facts about the land, people, history,
government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Serbia
GDP (2010 est.): $40.28 billion.
GDP growth rate (2010 est.): 1.5%.
GDP per capita (2010 est.): $5,370.
Inflation rate (2010 est.): 6.5%.
Natural resources: Coal, petroleum, natural gas, antimony,
copper, lead, zinc, timber, bauxite, gold, silver, navigable
Agriculture (2009): 10.0% of GDP.
Industry (2009): 13.6% of GDP.
Public services (2009): 13% of GDP.
Real estate (2009): 12.3% of GDP.
Trade (2009): 11.7% of GDP.
Transportation/telecommunications (2009): 14.1% of GDP.
Construction (2009): 3.2% of GDP.
Electric energy production (2009): 2.6% of GDP.
Trade (2009): Exports--$8.34 billion. Major markets--Bosnia,
Montenegro, Germany, Italy. Imports--$16.05 billion. Major
suppliers--Russia, Germany, Italy, China.
Geography of Serbia
Area: Serbia (77,474 sq. km.) is slightly smaller than Maine.
Cities: Capital--Belgrade. Other cities--Pancevo, Novi Pazar,
Uzice, Novi Sad, Subotica, Bor, Nis.
Terrain: Varied; in the north, rich fertile plains; in the
east, limestone ranges and basins; in the southeast, mountains
Climate: In the north, continental climate (cold winter and
hot, humid summers with well-distributed rainfall); central
portion, continental and Mediterranean climate; to the south,
hot, dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with
heavy snowfall inland.
Government of Serbia
Constitution: Adopted in an October 28-29, 2006 referendum.
Branches: Executive--President (chief of state) Boris TADIC
(since July 11, 2004); Prime Minister (head of government)
Mirko CVETKOVIC (since July 7, 2008), Council of Ministers
(cabinet). Legislative--Parliament. Judicial--Supreme Court
of Cassation and Constitutional Court.
Political parties: Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM),
Christian Democratic Party of Serbia (DHSS), Coalition for
Sandzak (KZS), Democratic Community of Vojvodina Hungarians
(DZVM), Democratic Party (DS), Democratic Party of Serbia
(DSS), Democratic Party of Albanians (PDSh), Democratic
Union of the Valley (BDL-Albanians), Force of Serbia (PSS),
G-17 Plus (G-17), League for Sumadija (LS), League of Social
Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV), Liberal Democratic Party
(LDP), Movement for Democratic Progress (LDP--Albanians),
New Serbia (NS), Party of Democratic Action (SDA--Bosniaks),
Party of Democratic Action (PVD--Albanians), Party of United
Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS), People's Party (NP), Roma Party
(RP), Sandzak Democratic Party (SDP--Bosniaks), Serbian
Progressive Party (SNS), Serbian Radical Party (SRS),
Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO), Social Democratic Party
(SDP), Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS), Social
Democratic Union (SDU), Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS--
former Communist Party), United Serbia (JS), Yugoslav United
Suffrage: 16 years of age if employed; universal at 18.
Map of Serbia
This Map of Serbia shows the borders of the country, as well
as rivers, and cities including Belgrade the capital of
Serbia. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Serbia
The Official Name of Serbia is the Republic of Serbia. (Facts
from the U.S. State Department)
People of Serbia
Nationality: Noun--Serb(s); adjective--Serbian.
Population (2002 Republic census): 7,478,820.
Population growth rate: -3.5%.
Ethnic groups: Serbian, with Hungarian, Bosniak, Romany,
Albanian, Montenegrin, and other minorities.
Religions: Orthodox, with Roman Catholic, Muslim, Protestant
Languages: Serbian 88%, Hungarian 3.8%, Bosnian 2%, Albanian
1%, others 5%.
Health: Infant mortality rate--6.65 deaths/1,000. Life
expectancy--males 71.26 yrs., female 77.1 yrs.
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