Bordering with Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the northernmost Autonomous Province of Vojvodina represents the most developed region of the Republic of Serbia.
Vojvodina lies on the Pannonian Plain, and covers the area of 21.506 km2 with the population of about two million inhabitants. Serbs make the absolute majority in the Vojvodina Province with a population of 1,143,723, followed by Hungarians, Croats, Slovaks, Montenegrins, Romanians and smaller ethnic groups who live in 466 inhabited settlements registered in Vojvodina.
Due to its vast fertile land, Vojvodina has long been called the “granary of Europe”, and because of its multinational population, the “little Europe”. Its administrative capital, town of Novi Sad, is the center of cultural activity in the region, and was poetically referred to as the “Serbian Athens”.