The Vojvodina is an autonomous region in the North of Serbia, bordering on Croatia, Hungary, and Romania. Roughly two million people live in an area of over 20 thousand square kilometers - that's roughly two thirds of Belgium's size. Novi Sad is the region's capital and largest city.
The Vojvodina (which simply means voivodship - hence administrative union in a Slavonic country) is truly international: There are more than 26 ethnic groups in the region! Hungarians, the biggest minority, make up about 15 per cent of the population. Further, Slovaks live in the Vojvodina.
Tourism too is becoming increasingly significant. The Vojvodina is plain and green, and by some accounts it is a part of Hungary's legendary Puszta. The Deliblatska Peščara ("the European Sahara") is a magnet for domestic and international tourists. In this unique landscape, a lot of nature has virtually remained untouched for millennia. The Fruška Gora Mountain is one of the most beautiful sites in Europe - no wonder they call it the "Jewel of Serbia"! There are several famous Orthodox monasteries located on that mountain - which makes for a picturesque combination of culture and landscape.
At this point, it is unknown when the country of Serbia will be joining the European Union.