Political Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina shows the international and provincial boundaries, national capital, and major cities of the country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina also called BiH shows the international and provincial boundaries, the national capital, and major cities of the country.
Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina
BiH has an approximate land area of 51,197 Sqkm that makes the nation a little bigger than Switzerland and somewhat smaller than West Virginia (US). BiH has 2 main geographical regions; Bosnia in the northern part occupying approximately 80% of the state territory and, and the remaining part is Herzegovina in the Southern part.
Demography of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Currently, the approximate population of BiH is 3,279,537; the largest and the capital city of the BiH in Sarajevo. Serbian, Croatian and Spanish are majorly spoken languages. Around 51% of the population follow Islam and approximately 46% follow Christianity.
History of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The history of BiH is worth knowing; the nation had been ruled by various empires in the past. The Romans first ruled the state; followed by the Slavs and the Hungarians; later BiH was attacked by the Ottomans during the late 1300s.
Culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ottomans caused significant changes in the people’s beliefs; norms and culture that are still evident in the captivating amalgamation of religious architecture across the nation. The culture of BiH is highly inspired by its rich tradition and cultural diversity is the foundation of the nation. The population here is separated into groups and the majority of groups are Bosnians, Croats, and Serbs. Yet successors of Albanian; Jewish; Turkish and Romanian live calmly together with others despite cultural differences. Folk costumes, Regional music, and dances worth watching often seen during festivals. Religious influence can be seen in the nation’s art and architecture.
Places to visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Una National Park
Established in 2008, the park was intended to preserve the Unac, Upper Una Rivers, Krka, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and various archaeological sites. It is a highly biodiverse area in the Balkans and a must-visit place. The nearest town to the park is Bihac travelers prefer staying at.
Tourists willing to the Instagram world must visit Banja Luka; it is a man-made rainbow-hued place displayed with colorful umbrellas above the entire Gospodska, the main shopping street. The place is accompanied by beautiful river meanders along with the sophisticated frontage of the grand Cathedral of Christ. Popular for its cafe tradition, the place lures people to just sit back, enjoy, relax and see the people go by. It is estimated that Banja has around 1000 bars and cafes for mere 200-thousand inhabitants.
Jajce (pronounced as yeit-za) is another must-visit place in Bosnia; this beautiful, fenced city is home to a memorable sight, i.e. the Pliva lakes, covered by luxurious green mountains, the calm, the serene and emerald-colored waterfall is just perfect for swimming, fishing, and boat rides. Also, there are campsites and varieties of activities to be engaged with family, friends, and children that make the place the favorite destination for a summer getaway.
The best time to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina is during May and June or early September as the heat goes off. February – March are also ideal for winter sports as the days are pleasant and favorable.