Yugoslavia (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene: Jugoslavija or Југославија) was a country in south-eastern Europe in the Balkans region. It was formed by present-day Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia
History of Yugoslavia
Geography of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia, from 1954 to 1991, had an area of 255,804 km ². It had a long coast on the Adriatic Sea with numerous islands. The Northeast region was relatively flat, the rest of the country rather mountainous. The highest mountain was Triglav (2864 m, in the Julian Alps near Jesenice, Slovenia). The main rivers were the Danube and its tributaries Drau (Drava), Save (Save) and Morava.
People of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia was an extremely diverse country with several languages spoken and many religious groups. Islam, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Protestantism as well as various Eastern Orthodox faiths were practiced across the country. Most Catholics lived in present-day Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina. Most Muslims lived in Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro. Most Orthodox Christians lived in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina and Macedonia. In 1991 over 23 million people lived in Yugoslavia