ABOUT BOSNIA

Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in south eastern Europe, in the center of the Balkan Peninsula bordering the Adriatic Sea, Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast.  It has a diverse ethnic population estimated to be 3.4 million.

  1. Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics (as part of Yugoslavia). This makes the country the first communist nation to host the event.
  2. Halal food in Bosnia is easy to find. Enjoy the variety of dishes that are available. Food is also organic is it is sourced locally. (The concept of organic can be strange to locals as the food is sourced locally.)
  3. Bosnians love coffee. The country has the tenth highest coffee consumption in the world.
  4. Sarajevo is a pioneer in public transportation. Trams started to run in 1885 and at that time very few European countries had trams.
  5. Bosnia has a rainforest. Sutjeska National Park has an UNESCO-listed forest which is over 20,000 years old.
  6. After 1990s conflicts, Sarajevo was the only city in Europe to have a mosque, a church (Catholic and Orthodox) and a synagogue in the same neighborhood.
  7. Gazi Husrev-Bey Mosque became the first mosque in the world to use electricity (1898).
  8. According to a demographic survey, 50.1% of the population identify themselves as Bosniaks (Muslims).
  9. Mosques are easy to find within the cities which are also suitable for families.