Armenians settled in Serbia in the 17th and 18th centuries, but communities began to form in the 19th and 20th centuries. During that time, Armenians built churches in Belgrade and other surrounding cities, with Mekhitarists of Venice leading the pastors. However, over time the churches have decayed with the last one demolished in 1963 in Novi Sad.
Currently, there is a small community of about 500 Armenians in the country. Most of them live in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Bania, and most are involved in commerce, health, and education.
There are community organizations, such as “Armenia,” educational, economic, and cultural development center, and the “Serbian-Armenian Friendship Association.”