Investment environment of vojvodina
and backa topola municipality

1. How is the political system in Vojvodina organized?

The Executive Council of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina is the executive body of the Province. It is accountable to the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The rights and duties of the Executive Council are laid down by the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia and by the Statute of the Autonomous Province as its supreme legal act.

2. How large is Vojvodina?

Vojvodina covers area of 21, 506 square kilometers, which is one quarter of the territory of the Republic of Serbia, while at the same time accounting for 84 percent of Serbia’s arable land.

3. Who are Vojvodina’s neighbors?

To the north Vojvodina borders Hungary, in the east Romania, in the south Central Serbia, in the southwest Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in the west Croatia.

4. What is Vojvodina’s structure of governance?

Vojvodina is divided into three geographical units: Backa – in the northwest, Banat – in the east, and Srem – in the southwest. Each of the units is divided into districts, totaling seven districts; and each district consists of a number of municipalities, 45 in total for the entire province.

5. What is the terrain like in Vojvodina?

Vojvodina is predominantly a flat and fertile plain, with the exception of Fruška Gora Mountain and Vršacki breg hill.

6. What is the population of Vojvodina?

As per the 2002 census, Vojvodina has 2,031,992 inhabitants, which constitutes 27.1 percent of the total population of the Republic of Serbia. Vojvodina is a melting pot, one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the world.

7. What are the official languages in Vojvodina?

Beside the Serbian language, in municipalities, which are populated with the largest national minorities, official languages are also Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian and Ruthenian.

8. What is the climate like in Vojvodina?

The climate of Vojvodina is moderately continental with prominent local characteristics. The spatial distribution of climate parameters is conditioned by the geographic position and terrain. The average temperature during the year is 11º C, with the maximum temperature over 42º and minimum temperature below - 20º C. The average precipitation during the year ranges from 540 to 820 mm.

Natural recourses and infrastructure

1. What are the most important resources in Vojvodina?     

The most important resource of the province is well-educated, skilled and open-minded people. The fertile arable lands and the richness of its waterways, primarily Danube, the second biggest river on the continent, have always been the driving forces of the region’s development.

2. What are the most important roads going through Vojvodina?

The most important roads in Vojvodina are the international road Corridor 10 and the motorway roads E-70 and E-75.

3. What is the length of the road network?

On the territory of Vojvodina, the length of the motorway network is 1,523.21 kilometers and the length of the regional road network is 1,673.93 kilometers. 56 road routes comprise the motor way and the regional network of Vojvodina.

4. What is the Internet connectivity like?    

Internet can be accessed through telephone lines all over Vojvodina. During 2004 and 2005, ISDN, Cable Internet and ADSL access have also been launched.

5. What about telecommunications?    

One becomes a telephone subscriber by signing a contract with Telekom Srbija, still the only provider of fixed telephony in the country. After signing the contract, one should submit the application by calling Info center 9813, in letter or by hand to Customer Care centers of Telekom Srbija. The following documentation is needed for: 1. individuals (ID); 2. Legal enterprises (a. company registration certificate issued by the authorized body, b. certificate from the Republic Bureau of Statistics, c. certificate of registration from the Republic Public Income Administration).

6. What about electricity?           

The electric power system, covering the entire province, is standardized in accordance with ISO 9001. The transmitting network consists of delivery lines with 400, 220 and 110 kV, as well as transformer substations with 400/x, 220/x and 110/x kV.


Source: vojvodina investment promotion fund - vip fund, 2006.