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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Guide

Key Facts


51,129 sq km (19,741 sq miles).
4.6 million (2008).
Population density: 
76 per sq km.
Sarajevo.Population: 420,000 (2007).
Parliamentary democracy.
Head of state: 
The presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of two members and one chairperson: one Bosniak, one Serb and one Croat. Current members and chairman are: Bakir Izetbegović since 2011, and Nebojsa Radmanovic and Zeljko Komsic, both since 2006. The chair rotates every eight months.
Head of government: 
Prime Minister Nermin Nikšić since 2011.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are in use.
Most notable among Bosnia and Herzegovina's charms is its lush, mountainous landscape, best seen from the vantage point of one of the national parks. To some, the country remains synonymous with the Yugoslav wars that ravaged the Balkan region in the 1990s; it still bears the legacy of this, having a fractured infrastructure and a countryside that remains littered with mines in some regions.
However, there are plenty of positives to take from Bosnia and Herzegovina's urban centres, especially the cosmopolitan capital of Sarajevo with its Turkish heritage and lively cafe scene. Elsewhere there are historic fortresses, splendid old mosques, monasteries and Catholic shrines to enjoy. But perhaps above all else, it is the reconstructed Ottoman bridge at Mostar that symbolises both the past and a positive new beginning for the country.

Credit by : http://www.worldtravelguide.net/bosnia-and-herzegovina
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