Serbia lies in Southeast Europe, a landlocked country that was previously part of Yugoslavia. Serbia and Montenegro formed a union after Yugoslavia collapsed, but the two separated in 2006. Since then, the country has struggled with ethnic conflict between Christian Serbs and Muslim Kosovo Albanians. Kosovo -a region in Serbia– declared independence in 2008, although most Serbians hope to reunite the two.
Fun Facts about Serbia for Kids
- 9.9 million people live in Serbia.
- Serbia includes 29,905 square miles of land.
- Serbian is the official language.
- The life expectancy in Serbia is 73 years.
- Landlocked: surrounded on all sides by land
- Collapse: fall apart
- Separate: to divide
- Ethnic: a group of people sharing a common racial, religious or historic heritage
All about Serbia Video for Kids
This is the best video we found for kids to learn all about Serbia:
A video presentation of the Serbian history in timeline.
Question: Who is at fault in the conflicts between the Albanians and the Serbs?
Answer: The conflicts are hard for Westerners to understand because they took root centuries ago. Differences over religion, culture and land ownership are at the heart of the fighting. Both sides have contributed to the trouble. Both sides can help find solutions.
Map of Serbia
Here’s a map of the country of Serbia and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Serbia! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Serbia, as though you are actually there!