SERBIA

Organization of the Country


 

Serbia has a population of approximately 10 million people, giving it an order of magnitude of Level 0 according to the classification adopted in this review. The country has a total area of about 78,000 km2 and is divided into 29 districts plus the city of Belgrade, which have orders of magnitude of Level 1 (*). The districts and Belgrade are further subdivided into 161 municipalities, both Level 2 and Level 3. Serbia has 2 autonomous provinces: Vojvodina, with 7 districts and 46 municipalities; and Kosovo and Metohija, with 5 districts and 30 municipalities.
The Assembly of Kosovo, presently under the administration of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, declared independence on 17 February 2008.
The Serbian population is heavily urbanised, with 3.5 million people living in 18 major cities with populations greater than 50,000. Some 15 per cent of the total population live in Belgrade alone.
 
 

(*) The organizational complexity depends mainly on the size of the population to be dealt with: in the following we will refer to Level 0 when dealing with organizations responsible for populations of 10 million to 100 million; to Level 1 when dealing with organizations responsible for populations of 1 million to 10 million; to Level 2 when dealing with organizations responsible for populations of 100,000 to 1 million; and to Level 3 when dealing with organizations responsible for populations of 10,000 to 100,000.