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Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian: Bosna i Hercegovina) is a country located in southeastern Europe. It shares borders with Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia and is completely landlocked except for a short coast on the Adriatic Sea near the town of Neum. The country is subdivided into two governing entities, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska. Additionally, the Brčko District (based around the town of Brčko) is a neutral self-governing unit which is formally part of both governing entities.

As of 2009, the population of the country was estimated as 4,613,414. The capital and largest city of the country was is Sarajevo which has a population of over 300,000, and more than than 100,000 additional people living in the city's metropolitan area. Other important towns and cities in the country include Banja Luka, Bihać, Bijeljina, Brčko, Doboj, Mostar, Prijedor, Tuzla, and Zenica.

Bosnia was devasted by war between 1992 and 1995. The precise number of casualties in the war will probabl never been known, but it has been stated by the Bosnian government that 200,000 people were killed, and more than 2 million people were forced to flee their homes.

Today Bosnia faces a number of challenges, including completing the transition from the Communist-era economy, reconstruction after the war (which caused GDP to fall by 75%), and fighting corruption. GDP has however been growing in recent years (with the exception of 2009), no doubt help by the introduction of a new currency in 1998, the konvertibilna marka, which is pegged to the euro.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Details


Country Name Bosnia

Also Known As

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southeastern Europe
Principal Languages
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Serbian
  • Capital Sarajevo
    Major Towns/Cities
  • Banja Luka
  • Bihać
  • Bijeljina
  • Brčko
  • Doboj
  • Mostar
  • Prijedor
  • Sarajevo (Capital)
  • Tuzla
  • Zenica


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    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bradt Travel Guide Bosnia & Herzegovina)
    By Tim Clancy

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Paperback (360 pages)

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    From an expert author who has lived and worked in the region for over two decades, Bradt's Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most comprehensive English-language guidebook available to the mountainous heart of the Western Balkans. It covers the country's diverse Mediterranean landscapes, from the southern Herzegovina cities of Mostar and Trebinje to the lush and green Alpine regions of Sarajevo and Banja Luka, plus second-to-none coverage of the capital city Sarajevo. Now in its fifth edition, not only does the guide feature smaller towns and villages off the beaten track, but it also goes into greater depth than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants. For this new updated edition, the Sarajevo chapter has been fully overhauled with brand new mapping, and a complete run-down of all of the Herzegovina wineries has been included. There is also new coverage on the Via Dinarica regional mega trail that carves its way through the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Dinaric Alps and is chock full of activities and adventure for families and pros alike. New maps for the country's national parksSutjeska and Una national parks are included, plus walking routes that you'll find in no other booknew town plans of Višegrad and Trebinje. All the regional maps have been completely overhauled. Also included are details of rural accommodation and farm stays within reach of some of the major hubs, plus an expanded chapter on Mostar and Trebinje. Two decades after the conflict that ravaged the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged as a unique, dynamic tourism destination. Whether you go in search of bears in the primeval Sutjeska National Park, wander the winding streets of Sarajevo's Turkish quarter or put your feet up in Mostar with a glass of chilled ilavka, you are guaranteed to be charmed by the country's rich natural and cultural heritage.




    Bosnia & Herzegovina (Bradt Travel Guide)
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    A new edition of the only comprehensive English language guide to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged from the ashes of war to become one of the most exotic destinations of southeast Europe, an ancient crossroads where east meets west. The updated guide takes you through mountains, thick forests, deep river canyons, medieval villages and cities. It has something for everyone, from mountain biking, rafting and world class hiking to festivals, pilgrimages and a cosmopolitan café culture.

    Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia
    By Rick Steves

    Avalon Travel Pub
    Released: 2016-06-07
    Paperback (848 pages)

    Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia
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    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia.

    With this guide, you'll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of Korcula and Hvar on the glimmering Adriatic. Feel the spray from the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Drive mountain passes in Slovenia's idyllic Julian Alps, and take side-trips to Montenegro's dramatic Bay of Kotor and the Turkish-flavored city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
    Bosnia & Herzegovina - Culture Smart: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    By Elizabeth Hammond

    Brand: Kuperard
    Released: 2009-08-04
    Paperback (168 pages)

    Bosnia & Herzegovina - Culture Smart: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
    Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia Marco Polo Road Atlas
    By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

    Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
    Released: 2014-01-08
    Spiral-bound (104 pages)

    Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia Marco Polo Road Atlas
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    Marco Polo Atlases feature unique spiral binding with a wrap-around spine. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning. A fold-out overview map is ideal for route planning and 7 self-adhesive Marco Polo mark-it stickers can be used to pin-point a destination or route for future reference. Scenic routes and places of interest are highlighted - ideal for touring holidays. They also contain a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities. The scale is 1:300 000.

    Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Mark Baker, Emilie Filou, Anthony Ham & Andrea Schulte-Peevers

    Lonely Planet Publications
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Eastern Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample a locally brewed beer in the heart of Prague's perfectly preserved Old Town, marvel at the masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum or explore Croatia's sparkling coastline by boat; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Eastern Europe and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe Travel Guide:

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    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, landscapes, wildlife and cuisine.
    • Over 71 colour maps
    • Covers Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Eastern Europe, our most comprehensive guide to Eastern Europe, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

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    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

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    Bosnia and Herzegovina, 3rd (Bradt Travel Guide Bosnia & Herzegovina)
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    Bradt Travel Guides
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged from the ashes of war to become one of the most exotic destinations of southeast Europe, an ancient crossroads where east meets west. Written by an author who’s lived in the country since 1992, this third edition of Bradt’s Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only guidebook in English dedicated to the country. It offers the most in-depth coverage on the market to this mountainous land blessed with thick forests and deep river canyons, where medieval highland villages and world-class hiking vie with a cosmopolitan café culture for the visitor’s attention.

    Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Carolyn Bain, Greg Bloom, Steve Fallon & Tim Richards

    Lonely Planet
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    Inside Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, landscapes, wildlife and cuisine.
    • Free, convenient pull-out Prague map (included in print version), plus over 129 maps
    • Useful features - including Itineraries, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and Countries at a Glance
    • Coverage of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Eastern Europe, our most comprehensive guide to Eastern Europe, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, for comprehensive looks into what each country has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Carolyn Bain, Mark Baker, Greg Bloom, Chris Deliso, Marc Di Duca, Peter Dragicevich, Mark Elliott, Steve Fallon, Anna Kaminski, Anja Mutic, Brandon Presser, Tim Richards, Tamara Sheward and Luke Waterson.

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