The centuries of life on the crossroads, on the constant target of invaders brought to frequent migrations and population mixing, so that today’s society of Serbia is multiethnic and multicultural, having a versatile education and modern approach to life, as well as considerable knowledge of history, tradition and customs of other nations. All these factors reflect in warm hospitality of the people for which Serbia is widely known. Serbia is endowed with natural beauty, docile rivers and wild canyons, of which the most popular is the canyon of the river Drina. On the other hand, lakes give Serbia a special charm-the greatest natural lake is Palic, and not far behind its beauty there are the reservoirs: Djerdap, Vlasina, Perucac and Gazivode lakes. The northern part is mostly mountainous, with over 30 peaks higher than 1500 m with the highest summit Djeravica on Prokletije mountain. In geographical terms, the terrain of Serbia is divided in 5 regional entities:
- WESTERN SERBIA AND SUMADIJA
- SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SERBIA
- KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
A part of the territory of Serbia comprehends 5 national parks, 16 nature parks, 16 landscapes of exceptional values, 67 reserves of nature, 42 protected locations of cultural and historical value and 317 natural monuments. Today, Serbia is a modern European country, a UN member, an official candidate for EU membership and a military neutral state.