Serbia is located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe. It is one of the Balkan’s countries, which is surrounded by Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania. In terms of geography and climate it is a Mediterranean country. The number of tourists recorded in Serbia in 2012 is 2.079.643 people. Statistically, the most-visited tourist destinations are the cities of Belgrade (the capital) and Novi Sad, the mountains: Kopaonik and Zlatibor and the spa towns: Vrnjačka Banja and Sokobanja. Everyone who has had a chance to visit Serbia, expresses will to come back and they say that it is mostly because of the people. Serbians are very hospitable, sociable, generous and kind people. We have a lot of food specialities, such as: ćevapi, pljeskavica, sarma, prebranac etc. We are also very famous for our national drink – rakia.
Through the history, Serbia was successfully ruled by several dynasties. From late 12th century Serbia was under the Nemanjić dynasty. During that time, Serbia reached its military, economic and legal peak. The Kingdom of Serbia was proclaimed in 1217 and two years later Serbian Orthodox Church was established. Stefan Dušan was very important person of that time, because during his rule, Serbia became the most powerful Balkan state. He proclaimed the Serbian Empire in 1346 and he created Dušan's Code, modern extensive constitution. In 1540 territory of Sebria was conquered by the Ottomans. From 19th century, two dynasties were fighting for the rule: Karađorđević and Obrenović family. Serbia participated in World War I and World War II.
After Montenegro declared independence on the 3rd of June 2006, Serbia became an independent country. Nowadays, Serbia is a member of the UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, PfP, BSEC, and CEFTA and it is the country candidate for EU.