Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. Its countryside is home to medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps. National capital Sarajevo has a well preserved old quarter, Baš?aršija, with landmarks like 16th-century Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque. Ottoman-era Latin Bridge is the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which ignited World War I.
Languages: Bosnian language (official), Croatian, Serbian
Ethnic Groups: Bosniak 41.47%, Serb 33.21%, Croats 17.38%, Yugoslavs 5.54%
Belief Systems: Muslim 40%, Roman Catholic 15%, Orthodox Christians 31%, other 14%
Population: 3.73 million people (World Rank: 131st) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 189 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 139th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.223 %/yr (World Rank: 226th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 76.4 years (World Rank: 78th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 38.6 years (World Rank: 34th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina
in Washington D.C.
Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.
Travel Info for Bosnia and Herzegovina