Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Serbia)
Serbia is located in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula, on the most important route linking Europe and Asia. Occupying an area of 88 361 km2, Serbia is referred to as the cross-roads of Europe – international roads and railways pass through with its river valleys providing the shortest link between Western and Central Europe, and the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
The republic comprises Central Serbia and two autonomous regions: AP Vojvodina of 21 506 km2 and AP Kosovo and Metohija of 10 887 km2. Since June 1999, AP Kosovo and Metohija have been under the jurisdiction of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).