Population: About 8.5 million

Capital city: Belgrade 

Neighbouring countries: Serbia is bordered by Hungary to the north, Romania and Bulgaria to the east, Macedonia to the south, Montenegro to the southwest, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Croatia to the northwest. 

Geography: The southern half of Serbia is mostly mountainous, while the north of the country is characterised by fertile plains.

Political system: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic

Major religions: Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Main languages: Serbian

Money: The country's currency is the Serbian dinar (RSD). ATMs are easily found in large cities but may be harder to come by in more rural areas. Expats should be able to open a Serbian bank account with relative ease.

Tipping: Tip ten percent in a restaurant or round up for smaller amounts 

Time: GMT+1 (GMT +2 from late March to late October)

Electricity: 230V, 50 Hz. Plugs have two round pins.

Internet domain: .rs

International dialling code: +381

Emergency contacts: 192 (police), 193 (fire), 194 (ambulance)

Driving and transport: Belgrade is the public transport hub of the country, with buses, tramways, trolleys and trains. There is also water transport on the Danube and Sava rivers. Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road.

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