Outline of Serbia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Serbia:

The location of Serbia (disputed, see Kosovo)
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Serbia

Serbialandlocked sovereign country located in Southeastern Europe and comprising the southern portion of the Pannonian Plain and a central portion of the Balkan Peninsula.[1] Serbia is bordered by Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; North Macedonia and constitutionally only, Albania (via Kosovo, a disputed territory over which Serbia has no control, thus no direct access to Albania)[2] to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the west. The capital of Serbia is Belgrade.

For centuries, shaped at cultural boundaries between East and West, a powerful medieval kingdom – later renamed the Serbian Empire – occupied much of the Balkans. Torn by domestic feuds, Ottoman, Hungarian, and later, Austrian incursions, the Serbian state collapsed by the mid-16th century. The positive outcome of the Serbian revolution in 1817 marked the birth of modern Serbia. Within a century it reacquired Kosovo, Raška and Vardar Macedonia from the Ottoman Empire. Likewise, in 1918 the former autonomous Habsburg crownland of Vojvodina proclaimed its secession from Austria-Hungary to unite with Serbia, preceded by the Syrmia region.

The current borders of the country were established following the end of World War II, when Serbia became a federal unit within the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Serbia became an independent state again in 2006, after Montenegro left the union that formed after the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1990s.

In February 2008, the parliament of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. Serbia's government, as well as the UN Security Council, have not recognized Kosovo's independence. The response from the international community has been mixed. Serbia is a member of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Council of Europe, and is an associate member of the European Union.

General referenceEdit

 
An enlargeable relief map of Serbia

Geography of SerbiaEdit

 
An enlargeable topographic map of Serbia

Geography of Serbia

  Romania 476 km (295 mi)
  Bulgaria 318 km (197 mi)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 302 km (187 mi)
  Croatia 241 km (149 mi)
  Hungary 151 km (93 mi)
  Montenegro 203 km (126 mi)
  North Macedonia 221 km (137 mi)
  Albania 112 km (69 mi)
  • Coastline: none

Environment of SerbiaEdit

 
An enlargeable satellite image of Serbia

Natural geographic features of SerbiaEdit

Regions of SerbiaEdit

Regions of Serbia

Ecoregions of SerbiaEdit

List of ecoregions in Serbia

Administrative divisions of SerbiaEdit

Administrative divisions of Serbia

Districts of SerbiaEdit

Districts of Serbia

Vojvodina
Central Serbia

DisputedEdit

Kosovo and Metohija
[a]

Municipalities of SerbiaEdit

Municipalities of Serbia

Demography of SerbiaEdit

Demographics of Serbia

Government and politics of SerbiaEdit

Politics of Serbia

Branches of the government of SerbiaEdit

Government of Serbia

Executive branch of the government of SerbiaEdit

Legislative branch of the government of SerbiaEdit

Judicial branch of the government of SerbiaEdit

Court system of Serbia

Foreign relations of SerbiaEdit

Foreign relations of Serbia

International organization membershipEdit

The Republic of Serbia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in SerbiaEdit

Law of Serbia

Military of SerbiaEdit

Military of Serbia

Local government in SerbiaEdit

Local government in Serbia

History of SerbiaEdit

Culture of SerbiaEdit

Culture of Serbia

Art in SerbiaEdit

Sports in SerbiaEdit

Sports in Serbia

Economy and infrastructure of SerbiaEdit

Economy of Serbia

Education in SerbiaEdit

Education in Serbia

Science in SerbiaEdit

See alsoEdit

Serbia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Serbia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 7, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2010-06-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

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