My beautiful country Serbia
I live on the territory where the existence of Serbs was recorded at the beginning of the 10th century. Serbia is a country situated in central Europe, in the north-eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. It shares borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Romania. Serbia covers the total area of 88,361 km². The area of Serbia is covered with rich, fertile land in its northern part, limestone mountain ranges and basins in the east, and in the south-east with ancient mountains and hills. The northern part of the country is dominated by the Danube River and its basin. With its length of about 2,850 km the Danube is the second longest river in Europe. With its most important tributaries the Basin has the area of 800,000 km2. The Danube flows through Serbia in the length of 588 km, which makes more than 12% of its navigable area. As a continental country Serbia is connected to the Black See by the Danube and by the Rein-Main-Danube Canal, as well as the North Sea and other countries of the Danube Region, from Germany to Ukraine.
The Danube Region is the most developed part of the Serbian territory today. The biggest cities in Serbia belong to the Danube axis, with the biggest economic potentials and greatest possibilities for the development. At the same time, the Danube bordering regions have the greatest chances for the spatial integration with the neighboring countries, opening the possibility for the advancement and prosperity of the whole Serbian territory. This trend is the consequence of the natural position of the Danube and the importance of the River for the area of the Balkans and Europe in general. The historic facts show the unbreakable connection of the peoples around the Danube (from the ancient Greeks until today), who, throughout the whole history, looked for the possibilities of collaboration and the mutual development on “the Danube Highway”.
To live in Serbia, a country with the history which dates back to the early 10th century, gives an opportunity to be constantly connected with times past. I am fascinated by its history. I have strong feelings towards the country I was born in. Its beautiful nature and rich culture deserves to be promoted.
The Serbs are simple and honest people, who are not able to leave their past behind them. They are good hosts; they welcome all the foreigners that come to Serbia.
I would like to change the attitude of the citizens of Serbia, as well as the atitude of institutions which can help, towards their more convinient usage of the natural resources. The change of attitude can lead to the faster development of Serbia. The richnes of its nature demands better care for the wildlife.The Serbian Government has to be much more active in attracting visitors and educating the young generations about the needs for the positive change.
The neglecting of historical and cultural values, the pollution of the natural resources and forgeting about human rights are all crimes against humanity and the future generations.
I would like to see my country as a prosperous and developed country with happy and educated new generatrions.