Serbia (Serbian: Србија, Srbija), officially the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Република Србија, Republika Srbija), is a a country situated at the crossroads of central and southeastern Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. The country borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro to the west and claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. Serbia numbers around 7 million residents. Its capital, Belgrade, ranks among the oldest and largest cities in southeastern Europe, and its second-largest city Novi Sad is the European Capital of Culture for 2021.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 44° N — Longitude: 21° E
Area: 88,361 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: RS
Measures of Freedom
2019: 7.54, Rank: 67, Personal Freedom: 7.77, Economic Freedom: 7.22
2014: 6.68, Rank: 101
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 78, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
Considers possible justifications for war vis-à-vis NATO's involvement in the conflict between Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and the Kosovo Liberation Army
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