Facts and Figures
Yugoslavia - an active map .
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) consists of the
Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro.
These two States had a thousand years long history,
with particularly successful economic, social and cultural
development through 12th-15th centuries.
During Ottaman Empire
expansion the Serbian state lost its independence for several
centuries. Serbia and Montenegro regained their independence in 19-
the century, being internationally recognized by Berlin Congress in
1878. They, together with their allies, ended The First World War as
victors and in December 1918 formed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and
Slovenians, together with joined Slav territories of the former
In 1929 the name was changed into the
Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The Federative Peoples' Republic of Yugoslavia
was proclaimed in November 1943 during the Second World War, in which
Yugoslavia participated and contributed fully to the victory of the
Allies. Later on, the name was changed into Socialist Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY).
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), consisting of the
Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro, was proclaimed by
Constitution on April 27, 1992, after the secesion of other republics
from former SFRY.
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information on some of the topics mentioned.
- 102.173 km2. Capital: Belgrade. Population: 1.5 mil.
- 10.4 million, 63% Serb, 6% Montenigran with Albanian, Croat,
Gypsy, Magyar and other minorities.
- Language and Alphabet
- Serbian. Most Yugoslavs speak one of the following languages:
English, French, German or Russian.
Alphabet is Cyrillic .
- The Yugoslav currency is the dinar (DIN), which is
divided into one hundred paras. It can be exchanged at numerous
banks troughout Yugoslavia. The exchange rate (March 1995) is
1 DEM = 1 DIN.
- Mains Electricity
- 220 V, 50 Hz
- Television Standard
- PAL B, G
- Time Zone
- Yugoslavia operates on continental European time (GMT+1).
In summer the local DST is GMT+2.
- Yugoslavia has a moderate continental climate.