Serbia is a landlocked country in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, the Danube River connects it with the world’s seas. It lies at the crossroads of routes and important link between Western Europe and the Middle East. In the Carpathian Basin in the north of the country is dotted with fields, and on the south, the country is rich in hills and mountains, canyons, rivers and unspoiled forests. Serbia offers everything. From crazy parties in the cities, to the relaxed holidays in nature. But the greatest wealth of Serbia are people. Visitors of Serbia can feel at every step the hospitality, kindness, openness and warmth of the inhabitants of this beautiful Balkan country.
10 interesting facts about Serbia
- Serbia is one of the few countries that uses two versions of the official flag. The tricolor national flag and the national flag with the coat of arms.
- On the territory of today’s Serbia were born as many as 18 Roman emperors. This represents over 20% of all the Roman emperors. The most important was certainly Constantine the Great.
- The Serbian Karadjordjevic royal family is related to British and Greek royal family.
- The Serbian diplomat of Russian descent Sava Vladisavljević is one of the most important figures in Russian history, as did the border between Russia and China.
- Belgrade is not only known as one of the best places in the world of entertainment but also as one of the oldest cities in Europe. Excavations confirm that the area of the city inhabited for more than 7000 years ago.
- Serbia is the biggest exporter of raspberries in the world. More than 90% of all sold raspberries originating from that country.
- Most Serbian surnames ending in “ić”, as in the Nordic countries on the “son” and in Turkey “oglu”.
- According to Serbian legend of the vampire the word “vampire” was adopted and used in the world’s languages. It is the most famous Serbian word in the world.
- The biggest historical and cultural heritage of Serbia represents 200 Orthodox monasteries built between the 12th and 14th century. Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade is the largest Orthodox church in the world.
- Serbian watch making industry is older than the Swiss. The first watch made in Serbia was 600 years before the Swiss.