The Republic of Serbia is a country in the Balkans, in southeastern Europe. Serbia was once part of Yugoslavia. After Yugoslavia broke up, Serbia was part of the union of Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro each became separate countries in 2006, when Monetengro declared its independence.
The capital of Serbia is Belgrade.
Serbia has an area of 22,904 square miles (77,453 square kilometers.)
The northern part of Serbia is drained by the Danube River. The terrain in the north is low.
The Danube's Iron Gate is on the border between Serbia and Romania. The area around Iron Gate is a national park (Djerdap National Park)
In southern Serbia, there are mountains and forests.
The Dinaric Alps are located in the west.
The Tisza and Sava rivers run through Serbia.
9,850,000 people live in Serbia.
83% are Serbian, 4% are Magyar, 2% are Bosniak and 1% are Roma.
Serbian is the official language. Hungarian (or Magyar) is also spoken.
85% of the people are Christian Orthodox, 6% are Roman Catholic and 3% are Muslim.
Constantine the Great was born in what is now the city of Niš, in Serbia.
The official currency of Serbia is the dinar, which is made up of 100 para.
Serbia has a parliamentary system of government.