Bosnia & Herzegovina is a small country in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkans peninsula. The area that the country occupies today has been inhabited since Neolithic age but the most important populations have been those of Illyrians and the Celts. As the rest of the Balkans, even this area has been part of Roman Empire, has been a region of disputes in the Byzantine Empire, has had quite a few kingdoms and rulers in the Middle Ages and has also been part of the Ottoman Empire. All this mixture, has left its traces giving us today a great combination of cultures in Bosnia. And this is without the last century. The 20thcentury for this part of Europe has been one of the most eventful, considering that the First World War began here and other conflicts related to the Yugoslav Republic. The footnotes of history and culture that we see today, and that you will see starting from today, are the treasure of Bosnia.
But there is not just history in Bosnia. The people in Bosnia show off with righteousness about their hinterland. Despite the fact that the country has only some 20 kilometers of sea shore, considered as the Bosnian kiss to the Adriatic, the country does not lack other beauties. The inland are a mosaic of crystal blue waters combined with emerald green mountains and their snowy peaks.
It is no wonder that Bosnia is called the heart of Europe, for not just it’s location and area shape, but also hiding inside some of Europe’s wonders.
Population: 3.5 million | Capital: Sarajevo | Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian | Surface: 51,197 km2