50 Fascinating Facts About Serbia

Serbia, formally the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state in the Balkans. It occupies an area of 77,474 square kilometers. Belgrade is the capital of the nation. Serbian is the official language, and the Serbian Dinar is the national currency (RSD). Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, and Bosnia and Herzegovina are ten neighboring nations. Notably, a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife of Austria in Sarajevo in 1914, sparking World War I.</p> <p>Everyone knows that Serbia is an attractive Balkan country, and as the years go by, the country's tourism industry is growing. What more do you need to know about Serbia? When it comes to conversions, we're not talking about language or money here; we're talking about what you can't discover with a simple Google search! Check out these amusing facts about Serbia if you're hungry for more information on Serbia!

Fascinating Facts

1
Between the third and fourth centuries, what is now modern-day Serbia produced a total of 18 Roman emperors. This figure represents one-fifth of all Roman kings.
2
The final Sunday in October marks the transition from summer to winter time (by shifting one hour clockwise).
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For numerous years, Serbia has ranked first in worldwide raspberry exports. In 2012, this country supplied about 95% of the world's raspberries.
4
The majority of settlements on Earth are made up of houses and other structures constructed from various materials. However, in Serbia, there is a settlement entirely built of stone located on Mt. Stara Planina.
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In Serbia, 7.1 percent of fatal accidents were caused by drunk drivers.
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"Vampir" is the most well-known Serbian term, widely recognized and used worldwide. The first vampire was not Dracula but Petar Blagojevi, whose vampirism was prominently covered in the Austrian press in 1725.
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Serbia is home to Europe's highest stone gates. These three gates are known as the Little Prerast, the Big Prerast, and the Dry Prerast.
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There is a river in Serbia called "Year." However, this river is not named "Godina" (which has been Serbian for "year"). Its original name is Vrelo, but they gave it this moniker due to its unusual length. Whether you believe it or not, this river measures exactly 365 meters in length.
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Serbia, on the other hand, has its own Grand Canyon. The Temtice river canyon is a canyon in Serbia that bears a remarkable resemblance to the Grand Canyon of Colorado due to its red walls.
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This country owns over 2,130,000 automobiles (299 automobiles per 1k inhabitants).
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When people think of clocks, they immediately think of the Swiss. They are incorrect! They should be considering Serbs. Serbia's clock making business predates the world-famous Swiss sector. Serbs developed their timepiece at least 200 years before the Swiss.
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The top-level domain for the Republic of Serbia is.rs. This extension is used on over 84,090 websites.
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Serbia has a stone-built village. You read that correctly! Gostua, located on the slopes of Mt. Stara Planina, is Serbia's most peculiar settlement, with dwellings constructed entirely of stone, mud, and natural materials. They have not been harmed by time, and as a result, people continue to live in them.
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Have you ever witnessed an insect do a dance? To view it for the first time, visit Serbia in June.
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There are no billboards with ads on the streets in this nation.
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The nation is home to 26 airports, ten of which are paved.
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Additionally, it contains one rainforest. Vinatovaa rainforest is a unique ecological reserve with around 350-year-old beech trees. It prohibits logging, plant picking, and the removal of fallen trees. A magnificent location is untainted by human intervention.
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Did you know that the Colorado River's Grand Canyon has a double? In Serbia, perhaps? The magnificent Temtice river canyon, with its distinctive red walls, is unmistakably reminiscent of famed Colorado!
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Serbians, too, were instrumental in the first lunar landing. While they did not help monetarily, they did offer personnel. Three Serbians were involved in the initiative, dubbed Apollo.
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This country has over 3 809 kilometers of railway track.
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The country's full name is the Republic of Serbia.
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Ivo Andri was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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The Timok River is the lowest point in the country, at 35 meters above sea level.
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Serbia was formerly ruled by a French queen! Helen of Anjou was King Stefan Uro's wife, and in her honor, he planted lilacs throughout the Ibar valley. Today, some refer to this area as the Valley of Kings, while others refer to it as the Valley of Centuries, and the romantics refer to it as the Valley of Lilacs.
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Serbia, on the other hand, is a landlocked country.
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Belgrade, Serbia's capital, is one of Southeast Europe's major cities.
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The country is almost 3.5 times the size of Poland.
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The nation is divided into two climate zones: the mild temperate zone in the north and the subtropical zone in the south.
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Djeravica, at 2,656 meters above sea level, is the highest summit.
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Serbia united with Montenegro in 1992 before seceding in 2006 to become independent.
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Located in southern Serbia, near the town of Kurumlija, it is one of Serbia's eight natural wonders — the Devil's Town. Avolja Varo is famous across the globe for its 202 unusual rock spires formed by soil erosion. And, as if this particular rock formation wasn't strange enough on its own, it also has a twin!
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According to the Human Development Index, it is rated 66th in the world.
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Serbia has an agricultural land area of 50610 km2 (57 percent of the country).
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Nova Varo is the country's highest town.
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The capital city closest to Belgrade in a straight line is Sarajevo.
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"Serbia" originates in the Greek language and translates as "country of the Serbs."
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The first video transmission between NA and Europe occurred in 1963 and showed the fresco "the White Angel" from Serbia's Mileeva monastery.
38
Wellington is the capital city that is the furthest on a straight line from Belgrade.
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Serbia is home to several breathtaking natural wonders, like the Prerasts of Vratna.
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The minimum hourly salary is 121 dinars per hand (data from 2015).
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Serbia has five national parks: erdap, Kopaonik, Fruka Gora, and ar-planina.
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Serbia is somewhat smaller in area than South Carolina.
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Serbia's income tax rate is 15%.
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Apart from built-up regions, the legal speed limit on an ordinary road is 80 kilometers per hour, while on highways, it is 100 to 120 kilometers per hour.
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Thirteen Serbs contributed to NASA's Apolo project. Additionally, a Serb called Mihajlo Pupin was one of the agency's founders.
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Forest cover accounts for 31.6 percent of the country's total land area.
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A person operating a car is permitted to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.3 milligrams.
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Women retire at the age of 60, while males retire at the age of 65
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This country levies a 15% income tax on people and 15% on businesses.
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The Zasavica reserve produces the world's most costly cheese, Pule, which is made from the milk of Balkan donkeys. You must spend more than $1000 each kilogram.

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