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  • Capital » Sarajevo

Facts

  • Population » 3.5 million
  • Major languages » Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
  • Major religions » Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy » 74 years (men), 79 years (women)
  • Currency » Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Marka

Geography

  • Area » 51,129 sq km (19,741 sq miles)
  • A country on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe
  • Bordered by Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro and shares a coastline with the Adriatic Sea

Tourism

  • The countryside is home to medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps.
  • Sarajevo has a well preserved old quarter, Baščaršija, with landmarks like 16th-century Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque.
  • Ottoman-era Latin Bridge is the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which ignited World War I.

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Last Updated on April 19, 2019