Bosnia and Hercegovina Travel Information and Travel Guide
Bosnia and Hercegovina rises in popularity as people realise what this country has to offer. Featuring age-old cultures and dramatic mountain landscapes visiting Bosnia and Hercegovina gives a you a sense of adventure. Regarded as the meeting area of East and West it bears the imprint of two great empires. Five hundred years of domination, first by the Turks and then briefly by the Austria-Hungarians, have greatly influenced the culture and architecture of this country.
If you plan to visit Bosnia and Hercegovina for one day we recommend taking some of the full day tours to Mostar or Međugorje, there are also escorted coach tours like the Treasures of Bosnia and Hercegovina.
If you're feeling adventurous you could also rent a car in Dubrovnik and do the exploring by yourself.
|Languages:||Bosnian (official), Croatian (official), Serbia|
|Religions:||Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 14%|
|Ethnic groups:||Bosniak 48%, Serb 37.1%, Croat 14.3%, other 0.6%|
|Area:||total: 51,197 sq km, land: 51,187 sq km, water: 10 sq km|
|Climate:||hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast|
|Terrain:||mountains and valleys|
|Major cities||the major cities are the capital Sarajevo, Banja Luka in the northwest region known as Bosanska Krajina, Bijeljina and Tuzla in the northeast, Zenica and Doboj in the central part of Bosnia and Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina.|
|Geography||within Bosnia and Herzegovina's recognized borders, the country is divided into a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation (about 51% of the territory) and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska or RS (about 49% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and Montenegro, and traditionally has been settled by an ethnic Croat majority in the west and an ethnic Serb majority in the east|