Republic of Serbia
The Capital (and the largest city): Belgrade
Population: Over 7 million
Official language: Serbian
Republic of Serbia is a landlocked country that borders Hungary to the north, Romania and Bulgaria to the east, the Republic of Macedonia to the south and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the west. Additionally, it borders Albania through Kosovo, whose status as part of Serbia is disputed.
The economy is heavily reliant on exports and foreign investment. The main Industries include mining, thermal power plants, plants generating hydro-electricity, food and textile industries, metal processing industries and car manufacturing. Serbia is rich in raw materials like metals – lead, copper, zinc, silver, gold etc.
Republic of Serbia has a legal continuity from Kingdom of Serbia, one of the original founding countries of Paris union (1883). The first intellectual property office was established in 1920.