October 15, 1986
Jilin Province and Vojvodina Province established a friendly relationship
Vojvodina is an autonomous province in the north of the Republic of Serbia. It is located in the south of the middle Danubian Plain, bordered by Romania to the east, Hungary to the north and Croatia to the west. The geographical location is very important which is a transport hub connecting to central Europe, Western Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East. The province is an important agricultural area in Serbia with a temperate continental climate and the annual precipitation of 550-750 mm. The area is 21,500 square kilometers with most flat black soil plains. Vojvodina has a population of 1.93 million and 26 ethnic groups with six official languages (Serbian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Rusyn, Croatian). Danube, Sava and Tisa rivers flow through the province. Vojvodina has jurisdiction over 7 counties and 45 towns. The capital city is Novi-Sad which is the second largest city in Serbia.
[Resources and Industry]
The main industries of Vojvodina are agriculture, processing industry, wholesale and retail, construction, energy, transportation and communication, textile industry, electromechanical and supporting automobile industry, ICT, business services, logistics and tourism. Agriculture is the most important industrial sector in the province. The cultivated land accounts for 84% of the whole province’s area. Agricultural comprehensive enterprises contribute 40% of the total industrial output value and 30% of the total export value of the province. Meanwhile, a large number of agricultural wastes make the renewable energy industry develop rapidly. The province has traditional advantages in the field of metal processing and machinery industry with a metal industry cluster of 116 enterprises and 6,300 employees. The high-tech industry which focuses on software development, is growing rapidly.