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:


Things to See:

Bascarsija – an old Sarajevan market place:  


Cathedral of Jesus’ Heart:


Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque:


Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina:


National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina:


Sarajevo War Tunnel:


Sarajevo Rose – this link describes the Sarajevo Roses:



University of Sarajevo:


International University of Sarajevo:


Top Industries/ Business:

  • Food and beverage

  • Tobacco products

  • Textiles

  • Furniture

Flag of Bosnia-Herzegovina

City Seal/Coat of Arms of Sarajevo

Dayton Sister City Committee


City of Dayton
Attn: Dayton Sister City Committee
101 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45401
(937) 333-3636

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Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina