Serbia is a European nation that is located at the midpoint of the southeastern section of the continent and the central region. The country, without including the territory covered by Kosovo, covers an area of roughly 29,913 square miles. When the territory of Kosovo is included, Serbia spans an area of roughly 34,116 square miles. Historical evidence indicates that Serbia has been home to different communities such as the Vinča and the Starčevo. The Romans also had a significant impact on Serbia's history as they conquered a significant portion of the nation's territory. In the present-day, Serbia's borders cover a length of roughly 1,259 miles long.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The border that separates Serbia from Bosnia and Herzegovina is approximately 214 miles long and is located on the western edge of Serbia. In some areas, the land boundaries follow the same path as some rivers, for example, the Drina River and the Sava River. There are some towns located on the Bosnian side of the border with some of the most well-known being Ugljevik, Bijeljina, and Krstac. There are also several well-known towns on the Serbian side of the border, for example, Loznica, Priboj, and Bogatic.
Serbia and Hungary are separated by a border roughly 109 miles long situated on the northern edge of Serbia. There are several towns along the border on the Serbian side with some of the most notable being Bajmok, Subotica, and Kanjiza. Several rivers cross the border with some of the most significant ones being Tisa and Cik.
Macedonia and Serbia are separated by a border which is roughly 39 miles long located on the southern edge of Serbia. There are several towns located on the Serbian side of the border with some of the most well-known being Prizren, Presevo, and Bujanovc. The most well-known town on the Macedonian side of the border is Skopje.
A border separating Serbia and Romania is roughly 96 miles long and is situated in the eastern section of Serbia. The border between the two nations traces the same path as the Dunav River over a significant section. Some of the significant towns located on the Serbian side of the border include Negotin, Kladovo, and Golubac.
Montenegro and Serbia is separated by a border which is roughly 98 miles long and part of which was the subject of a border dispute in 2008. The Montenegrin and Serbian governments also had a dispute over Montenegro's position on Kosovo. Some of the major towns on the Serbian side of the border include Sjenica, Duga Poljana, and Nova Varos.
Serbia and Croatia are separated by a border that is roughly 150 miles long on the western side of Serbia. For a significant portion, the border traces the same path as the Danube River.
Bulgaria and Serbia are separated by a boundary roughly 198 miles long situated on the eastern side of Serbia. There are several towns located on the Serbin side of the border with some of the most notable being Pirot and Bosilegrad. The border with Bulgaria follows the same path as the Timok River over a considerable distance.
The government of Serbia claims that the country shares a border with Albania in the southern region of the country. However, the status of this border is disputed due to the status of Kosovo.
Which Countries Border Serbia?
Serbia borders Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Albania.
About the Author
Benjamin Elisha Sawe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics and an MBA in Strategic Management. He is a frequent World Atlas contributor.
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