Bosnia - Herzegovina

Language Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Capital Sarajevo
Government Republic
Area 51.129 km²
Population 4.552.000
Currency Bosnian Mark
Independence 14. December 1995
Calling Code +387

A paradise for lovers of multi-faceted nature and culture. Bosnia and Herzegovina - is a beautiful country with a turbulent history. A place where Bosnians, Croats and Bosnian Serbs and many religions live together - and that for more than twelve years peaceful. With the Dayton in November 1995, the country was divided in the Serb Republic and the Bosnian Federation in turn consists of 10 cantons. In addition to this ethnic distribution it consists of two parts of the country often independently governed in its history: Bosnia-Herzegovina. As an interface between East and West State in the West of the Balkan peninsula has a unique art and cultural diversity.

Holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina? This is not comparable with a vacation in boring hotel complexes, but rather with travel into reality of a stunning country busily working on its reconstruction. The tourist still largely undiscovered region between Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia is now an insider.

The northern part of the country Bosnia owes its name the old Indo-European word "bosana", the water probably means. This is close, because many rivers and streams meander through the mountainous and rocky nation. The region is characterised by continental climate: warm summers, cool spring and autumn periods and cold winters with heavy snow are characteristic.
Bosnia and Herzegovina capital Sarajevo is a vibrant cultural centre. Cultural range fields of theatre, Opera and ballet performances on concerts, museums and numerous art galleries to festivals of various artistic.

Metropolis of Bosnia mixed the flair of the Orient with the European way of life. The city surrounded by mountains is a cocktail from Istanbul and Vienna. Händlerviertel Baš? aršija in the old town seems to very Oriental - various goods are sold on bazaars. Busy waiters serving Oriental delicacies and coffee. Minutes noble houses in the art nouveau style and coffee houses decorate the road, as we know from Vienna. These are the remnants of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Sarajevo is the European Jerusalem - because Jews, Orthodox, Catholics and Muslims live together here. Churches such as churches and mosques are door to door. Sarajevo is due to the lively cultural scene especially among young people as European insider tip.

Herzegovina is dominated by Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild and hot dry summer especially in July and August. Herzegovina is the only access to the sea of the country - a 20 km wide stretch of coastline with the town of Neum as the Center. Compared to Bosnia Herzegovina is rather flat and fertile. The name Herzegovina goes back to the controller title Duke and means as Duke.

Mostar is the economic and cultural center of Herzegovina. Beautiful icon for recovery in Bosnia-Herzegovina was the new "Old bridge" over the River Neretva in Mostar. The bridge destroyed during the Bosnia war was reopened in July 2004 and stands for the integration and the peaceful development of the country. Together with the restored old town has the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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