Serbia is a landlocked state on the Balkan Peninsula. It is a republic that emerged from the break-up of Yugoslavia, from which Montenegro (2006) and then Kosovo (2008) seceded.
Its border is 2026 km long and covers an area of 77.474 km2. It has a population of 7.4 million (2009) and is divided into 167 municipalities (opcstine; singular : opcstina). The capital is Belgrade.