GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. It is a region that traces permanent human settlement back to the Neolithic age, during and after which it was populated by several Illyrian and Celtic civilizations. Its countryside is home to medieval villages, rivers and lakes, and the Dinaric Alps.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

3,840,000

CAPITAL

Sarajevo: 579,000

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $1,900

LANGUAGE

Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian

RELIGION

Muslim, Orthodox, Roman Catholic

LIFE EXPECTANCY

72

AREA

51,129 square kilometers (19,741 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

97

FABIO'S REVIEW

I have visited Bosnia-Herzegovina as a child in the mid-80s (when it was still part of Yugoslavia), and I don't remember much - sorry I can't be of much help… 20 years later, my father then went to work there, see how strange is life.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

Fabio's LifeTour - Bosnia and Herzegovina (1984 and 2009) - Drina (Visegrad) - 198 cover

DRINA (VISEGRAD)

Višegrad is a town and municipality in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina resting on the River Drina. The town boasts the Ottoman-era Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge.

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MOSTAR

Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River. It is known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge. The nearby alleys are full of shops and market stalls, and the Old Bridge Museum explores the bridge’s long history. A narrow staircase leads up to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic city views.

Fabio's LifeTour - Bosnia and Herzegovina (1984 and 2009) - Sarajevo - 19612 cover

SARAJEVO

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a compact city on the Miljacka River, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. Its center has museums commemorating local history, including the permanent exhibition "Sarajevo 1878–1918", which covers the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that sparked World War I. Landmarks of the old quarter, Baščaršija, include the Ottoman-era Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque.

DRINA (VISEGRAD)

Fabio's LifeTour - Bosnia and Herzegovina (1984 and 2009) - Drina (Visegrad) - 198 cover

Višegrad is a town and municipality in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina resting on the River Drina. The town boasts the Ottoman-era Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge.

MOSTAR

Fabio's LifeTour - Bosnia and Herzegovina (1984 and 2009) - Mostar - 19617 cover

Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River. It is known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge. The nearby alleys are full of shops and market stalls, and the Old Bridge Museum explores the bridge’s long history. A narrow staircase leads up to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic city views.

SARAJEVO

Fabio's LifeTour - Bosnia and Herzegovina (1984 and 2009) - Sarajevo - 19612 cover

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a compact city on the Miljacka River, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. Its center has museums commemorating local history, including the permanent exhibition "Sarajevo 1878–1918", which covers the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that sparked World War I. Landmarks of the old quarter, Baščaršija, include the Ottoman-era Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque.

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