Country File: Bosnia and Herzegovina

As we continue our wanderings through the Balkans, today we come to a state that was wracked by a tripartite civil war in the breakup of Yugoslavia, and while not exactly placid yet today, is settled enough to be about as safe for travelers as anywhere else in the neighborhood: Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, commonly known as Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Bosnia and Herzegovina joined UNESCO on 02 June 1993, making it a real country by‘s standard, and it has 3 inscribed and 9 tentative World Heritage Sites:

Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards

Sarajevo – unique symbol of universal multiculture – continual open city (N.I.)
Strict Nature Reserve – Primeval forest “Perućica”
The historic urban site of Počitelj
The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj
The natural and architectural ensemble of Blidinje
The natural and architectural ensemble of Jajce
The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac
Vjetrenica cave

TCC and MTP both count Bosnia as two places:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Srpska


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