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Backgrounder: Basic facts about Serbia

07-12-2010 11:45 BJT Special Report:Wu Bangguo Visits France, Serbia, Switzerland |

BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo will pay an official goodwill visit to Serbia from July 14 to 16.

The following are some basic facts about Serbia:

Located in the central and northern part of the Balkans, Serbia has common borders with Romania, Hungary, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Croatia.

With a total area of about 88,300 square km, Serbia has a population of about 9.9 million. Belgrade is the capital of the country.

In recent years, Serbia has been engaged in economic reforms, promoting privatization and improving its investment environment. Its economy has enjoyed a stable growth.

In 2008, gross domestic product (GDP) of the country reached 50.1 billion U.S. dollars, with the per capital GDP standing at 6,781 dollars.

The main industries of Serbia include metallurgy, auto manufacturing, textile and instrument-making industries.

Bilateral relations between China and Serbia have witnessed smooth development with high-level contacts, parliamentary exchanges and trade and economic cooperation.

The two countries established a strategic partnership in 2009.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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