Bosnia and Herzegovina

Key Country Facts

Population: 3.8 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

The 1984 Winter Olympics was held in the capital city, Sarajevo!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Old City of Mostar, Stari Most, Jajce, Neretva River, Vlaŝić, River Sana

Other Information:

Major exports: metals, energy, textiles, and furniture

In Bosnia & Herzegovina there are approximately 3,861,912 people (2016). The capital city is Sarajevo. Here the official languages are Bosnia, Serbian, and Croatian. The majority of the population practices Islam while the minority practices Orthodox Christianity. The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.

When visiting, one should visit the historic Old City of Mostar to see the Stari Most, the Old Bridge, known for its renowned architecture. Visitors would also enjoy the historic city of Jajce, known both for its fortress and its 17m high waterfall in the center of town! Other activities include rafting on the Neretva River, hiking the highest mountain in Central Bosnia, Vlaŝić, and fly-fishing in the North-west region on the river, Sana.

One fun fact about Bosnia & Herzegovina is that the 1984 Winter Olympics was held in the capital city, Sarajevo! Another fun fact is that the county is nicknamed “The Heart Shaped Land” because its geographic shape looks like a heart.

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