Ahead of tomorrow night's match in Leicester against Serbia and Montenegro, TheF
Ahead of tomorrow night's match in Leicester against Serbia and Montenegro, TheFA.com gives you a bit more information about the newly formed country as well as look at the city of Leicester...
Serbia and Montenegro - The Stat Pack
Full country name: Serbia and Montenegro
Full local name: Srbija-Crna Gora
Area: 102,350 sq km
Land Boundaries: 102,136 sq km
Border countries: Albania 287 km, Bosnia and Herzegovina 527 km, Bulgaria 318 km, Croatia (north) 241 km, Croatia (south) 25 km, Hungary 151 km, FYR of Macedonia 221 km, Romania 476 km
Coastline: 199 km
People: Serb 62.6%, Albanian 16.5%, Montenegrin 5%, Hungarian 3.3%, other 12.6% (1991 figures)
Languages: Serbian 95%, Albanian 5%
Religion: Orthodox 65%, Muslim 19%, Roman Catholic 4%, Protestant 1%, other 11%
President: President Svetozar Marovic
GDP: $25.3 billion
GDP per head: $2,370
Annual growth: 1.8%
Major industries: Machine building; metallurgy; mining; consumer goods; electronics, petroleum products, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals
Major trading partners: Russia, Germany, Italy, Greece
Your Guide to... Leicester
Leicester is a city with a rich history which is not only evident in the city's arcitecture but also in the character of its people. Also, it is a city of diversity, offering visitors the benefits of a cosmopolitan environment.
Leicester's history goes back to the Iron Age when the original inhabitants, the Corieltauvi, gave their name to the settlement of the conquering Romans - Ratae Corieltauvorum.
The new town prospered as a trading centre on the famous Fosse Way and evidence of this remarkable Roman past can still be found in the modern city - where mosaics,walls and baths can all still be seen.
Just beyond the city boundary lie almost one thousand acres of beautiful wild moorland and ancient woods - a great way to get away from the town centre. In this area it is possibly to see fantastic widlife - including deer - and visit the ruins of Lady Jane Grey's house.
An important aspect of Leicester's appeal is that it is a multi-cultural city and this characteristic shows itself in the great cuisine, music and culture of the city.