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Basic Information

Capital  City:

Sarajevo

Area:

51.209 km²

Population:

3,8 millions (year 2003) - 48,3 % Bosniacs; 34,0 % Serbs; 15,4 % Croats; 2,3 % Others

The lowest a.s.l. point:

The town of Neum, 0 m

The highest a.s.l. point:

Maglić, 2386 m

Coastline:

21,2 km

Peoples:

Bosniacs, Serbs, Croats and Others

Official languages:

Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian

Landforms:

A very hilly country with the Dinaric Alps dominating the landscape. The highest point, Mt. Maglić, rises to 2,387m. Thick forests 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 ca. 21 km of coastline in the southwest of the country, providing access to the Adriatic Sea

Climate:

Winters can be very cold with a lot of snow, especially in the hills and mountains. Summers are generally warm and comfortable, occasionally hot. Cooler temperatures in higher elevations

Latitude/longitude:

44˚16'30'' North, 42˚33'00'' South, 44˚03'00'' East, 44˚49'30'' West

Time zone:

CET (GMT + 1 hour)

Internet domain:

.ba

Int. telephone code:

+387

Bosnia and Herzegovina is situated in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula. On the north, west and southwest, it borders Croatia, and on the east and south, it borders the countries Serbia and Montenegro. Bosnia and Herzegovina has a small exit to the sea, stretching over about 21 km long coastline, near Neum.

Administratively, Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (51%), the Republika Srpska (49%) and Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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