Bosnia and Herzegovina is a tiny state in Eastern Europe. Its romantically sounding name evokes a keen interest in these parts, undoubtedly, extremely picturesque and generally interesting. And let this country is not rich, but it can boast what many others do not have – an amazing beauty of nature.
Until 1990, Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of Yugoslavia, together with Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.
In 1984, Sarajevo, the current capital of the country, hosted the Winter Olympic Games.
Most of the population is Muslim, and they speak Bosnia and Herzegovina in two languages - Serbo-Croatian and Bosnian.
The silhouette of the country on the map reminds the heart and therefore it is sometimes called “Earth in the guise of the heart”.
In the country grow the last jungle in Europe – Peruchitsa. This relict forest, which is dominated by rare animals and plants.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, tombstones of Christianity numbering more than 60 thousand are located throughout the territory.
In the country there is a legend that it was in Sarajevo that the first tram in Europe went. Although this is not quite true, but people believe.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a mountainous country, and stony hills occupy almost 90% of its territory.
Exactly half of the country is a wooded area.
The country is divided into three parts: the Republika Srpska, Brcko District and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“Sarajevo Roses” are scars of war, funnels from the bombing of the city during the siege, filled with red tar. In some places, they still meet on the streets.
Some mountains in this country are shaped like pyramids.
The national symbol of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the golden lily.
Life expectancy in Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the highest in Europe – an average of 75 years.
After the capture of Bosnia and the execution of the monarch in 1463, all residents converted to Islam, which in the history of Europe is considered a unique case.
In 1981, in the middle of the mountains near Mostar, several young men said that the Virgin Mary appeared to them, after which Catholic pilgrims began to flow.
A well-known Bosnian filmmaker shot the film “No-Land”, which won an Oscar.
One of Bosnia’s favorite beverages is coffee. Bosnia and Herzegovina occupies the tenth place in the world in terms of coffee consumption per capita.
Since 1995, the most famous film festival in the Balkans has been held in Sarajevo, and in Eastern Europe in general.
The guidebook Lonely Planet in 2010 included Sarajevo in a dozen cities that are worth a visit.