The Autonomous Province (AP) of Vojvodina is situated in the northern part of Serbia, in the Pannonian Plain of Central Europe covering an area of 21,506 square kilometers. It has a favourable geographical position and along with the productivity of the workforce, a long tradition in many branches of business as well as the development of new industries, many financial and tax incentives, Vojvodina is an attractive place to do business. Moreover, one and a half million hectares of fertile arable land are great potential for agriculture, agribusiness, tourism and renewable energy source utilization.
When it comes to tourism, Vojvodina is taking a more and more important place on the tourist maps. Novi Sad, the administrative and cultural centre of Vojvodina, is the second largest city in Serbia and host to two significant events: the EXIT Festival, the largest music festival in SE Europe and the International Agricultural Fair, the largest and most important event of its kind in the region. Yet, Vojvodina’s tourist offer is far richer: rivers, lakes, Fruška Gora with its monasteries, the Deliblato Sands, distinctive farms called ”salaši“, to name but a few.
Two major routes: the Pan-European Transport Corridor VII, the Danube and Corridor X pass through Vojvodina. The Danube is navigable throughout its entire Vojvodina stretch and its course through Vojvodina raises it in importance as a transit region. When the Sava, the Tisa and the Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal are added to it, Vojvodina has more than 2,000 km of navigable river routes, making up about 93% of Serbia’s total internal navigable routes.
Like the Danube itself, being the world’s most international river, Vojvodina is renowned for national, cultural and linguistic diversity. Twenty six ethnic groups live in Vojvodina, speaking six official languages. Thus, Vojvodina is rightly nicknamed “Europe in miniature”.