Serbia, Europe, Historical Profile (1922), #001-Introduction


Serbia (Srbiyti), formerly an inland kingdom of southeastern Europe, situated in the north of the Balkan Peninsula, now incorporated in Yugoslavia. The frontier, as defined by the Berlin Treaty of 1878, was, roughly speaking, indicated by rivers in the north, and by mountains in the south. In the north, between Vcrciorova and Belgrade, the Danube divided Serbia from Hungary for 157 m.; and between Belgrade and the border village of Racha the Save divided it from Croatia-Slavonia for So m. In the north-west the Drina flowed for 102 m. between Bosnia and Serbia; in the north-east the Danube, for 50 tn.. and the Timok for 23 m., constituted respectively the Rumanian and Bulgarian boundaries. Various mountain ranges. marked the frontiers of Bosnia on the west, Turkey on the south-west and south, and Bulgaria on the south and south-cast. According to the survey carried out by the Serbian general staff in 1884 the area of the country was 18.782 sq.m.

      "Serbia, Europe, Historical Profile (1922), #001-Introduction," The Encyclopedia Britannica. (New York: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1922); digital edition, ( : posted 15 Jan 2013)

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