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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

Bosnia and Herzegovina - General Information

Travel Info for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina
in Washington D.C.

Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina Web Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger

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