Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

City: Sarajevo
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Population: 297,416
City was founded in: 1461
Become a Dayton Sister City in: 1999

Brief Description

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and beside the Miljacka River. It is known for a rich history of religious and cultural diversity and is often called the “Jerusalem of Europe”. It hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. The city was under siege from 1992 – 1996 during the Bosnian War for independence.

Useful Links

Official website for the city of Sarajevo:
http://www.sarajevo.ba/en/

 

http://www.bhtourism.ba/eng/touristinfo1.wbsp

 

Things to See:

Bascarsija – an old Sarajevan market place:
http://www.visitsarajevo.biz/sightseeing/attractions/historical-sarajevo/bascarsija/  

 

Cathedral of Jesus’ Heart:
http://en.sarajevocityinfo.com/listing/index/138/cathedral

 

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque:
http://en.sarajevocityinfo.com/listing/index/137/gazi-husref-beys-mosque

 

Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
http://www.muzejsarajeva.ba/EN/

 

National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
http://www.zemaljskimuzej.ba/index-en.php

 

Sarajevo War Tunnel:
http://www.visitsarajevo.biz/sightseeing/attractions/historical-sarajevo/war-tunnel/

 

Sarajevo Rose – this link describes the Sarajevo Roses:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarajevo_Rose

 

Universities

University of Sarajevo:
http://www.sarajevo.ba/en/stream.php?kat=145

 

International University of Sarajevo:
http://www.ius.edu.ba/

 

Top Industries/ Business:

  • Food and beverage

  • Tobacco products

  • Textiles

  • Furniture

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Flag of Bosnia-Herzegovina

City Seal/Coat of Arms of Sarajevo