16 Facts About Bosnia and Herzegovina That You Didn’t Know

Get ready for some interesting and amazing facts about Bosnia & Herzegovina, one of Balkans' most beautiful country, one that you'll want to visit after reading this.

We will guess you already heard of Bosnia and Herzegovina in context of ex-Yugoslav wars. Wars however are ugly and we want to show you also a different perspective on Bosnia and Herzegovina and other unique facts you might want to learn about it. Bosnia and Herzegovina just as the neighbor countries is rich with Balkan colorful culture, history and most important outstanding landscapes. If you want true unspoiled nature, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a place to visit for sure, so naturally we collected some interesting facts that will reveal you who Bosnians and Herzegovinians really are, you know those little facts and things that will make you wonder. So lets get ready for some interesting and amazing facts about Bosnia & Herzegovina, a country that you’ll want to book your stay in after reading this.

1# Sarajevo, the current capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.

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sarajevo-winter-olympics-1984.ss_full

2# The country is nicknamed the “Heart Shaped Land” due to the country’s slight heart shape.

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Flag_map_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina.svg_

3# The name “Bosnia” comes from an Indo-European word Bosana, which means water.

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04_Herzegovina_Kravica_Waterfalls

4# Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of two Entities – the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic Srpska.

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Bosnia_and_Herzegovina_Political

5# The currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Marka.

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6# In 2010, Lonely Planet’s “Best In Travel” nominated Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit that year.

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sarajevo5

7# Established in 1995 during the Bosnian War, Sarajevo Film Festival has become the largest and most famous film festival in the Balkans and South-East Europe.

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8# Bosnia and Herzegovina has the tenth highest coffee consumption per capital in the world.

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9# Danis Tanović won in 2002 the Oscar award for the best foreign film, No Man’s Land.

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NoMan

10# Međugorje is located near Mostar. The small town is incredibly popular with Catholic pilgrims since 1981.

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medjugorje_visitmycountry

11# Trams were first regularly used in Europe in Sarajevo, starting in 1885.

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elektricni_tramvaj

12# Ottomans executing last king of Bosnia, Stjepan Tomasevic, at Jajce started mass conversion of Bosnian Christians to Islam, a phenomenon in European history.

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ottomans-conquest1

13# 3.8 million people live here.

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14# There are three official languages which are all really the same.

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Languages-of-Bosnia-and-Herzegovina

 

15# It has the last remaining jungle in Europe at Perućica.

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perucica

16# Bosnia and Herzegovina might have a Pyramid.

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bosnian-pyramids-mystery

Hope you enjoyed our little lesson about Bosnia & Herzegovina!

Will you visit Bosnia & Herzegovina now?

 

Source : Slavorum

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