Facts and Figures
Official Name Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Population 4,207,000 (119 out of 193 countries)
Capital City Sarajevo (581,000)
Languages Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Latitude/Longitude 44° N, 18° E
Official Currency Marka (BAM)
Religions Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant
Land Area 51,130 sq km (124 out of 193 countries)
Landforms A very hilly country with the Dinaric Alps dominating the landscape. The highest point, Mt. Maglic, rises to 2,387m.
Thick forest cover almost 50% of the land. In the north, along the Sava River valley, a hilly, fertile plain stretches east to west.
The country has limited access to the Adriatic Sea through a small strip of land (about 12 miles wide) in the far-southwest.
Significant rivers include the Neretua, Sava, Vrbas, and the Bosna - the source of the country's name.
Climate Winters can be very cold with lots of snow, especially in the hills and mountains. Summers are generally warm and comfortable, occasionally hot. Cooler temperatures in the higher elevations
Distance between Tehran, Iran and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the crow flies: 2956 km
Distance between Brisbane, Australia and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the crow flies: 15615 km