Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Reagan Brown
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. It neighbors Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and the Adriatic Sea.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is very mountainous region, the Dinaric Alps run all the way through it. The Rivers major located here are the Una, Sana, Vrbas, Bosna, Drina, Neretva, and Sava Rivers.
The total population of Bosnia and Herzegovina is about 3.829 million as of 2013. The majority of the population lives in urban areas such as the capital, Sarajevo. Most people choose to live in urban areas because there are more opportunities for work and other.
Climate and Temperatures
Methods of Travel
Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark is the name of the currency used in Bosnia and Herzegovina. One Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark is equal to 57 cents in the United States. The major exports of Bosnia and Herzegovina are seats, raw aluminum, leather footwear, refined petroleum, and vehicle parts. The GDP per capita is $9,900. I would not consider Bosnia and Herzegovina to be a very wealthy country when compared to the United States because the United States' GDP per capita is more than five times the GDP per capita in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Social and Ethnic Groups
The three major ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina are the Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats. The majority ethnic group is the Bosniaks. There have been some major conflicts between the three ethnic groups in the past. When attempting to free themselves from the former Yugoslavia and avoid Serbian rule, the Bosniaks and Croats voted for independence in 1991. Even though this was recognized internationally, Serbs fought the Bosniaks to declare their rule over the country. The war ended due to the Dayton Agreement, which helped find a peaceful agreement between the three main ethnic groups.
Religion and Language
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Flag
Holidays and Festivals
There are many holidays and festivals celebrated in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but one of the most important ones is their independence day. On March 1, 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina won their independence from Yugoslavia.
Clothing in Bosnia and Herzegovina is very similar to ours. It is not uncommon to see people in churches or on the streets wearing blue jeans and t-shirts. There is more traditional muslim clothing in the rural areas.
One of the most common foods in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a sausage type meat dish. It is a mixture of lamb, pork, and beef made into a sort of sausage. The sausages are then grilled with onions, then served on a thick pita bread called somun.
Holidays and Festivals
Based on this chart, one can conclude that there are many different types of church buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Based on this chart, one can conclude that if an American were to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, they would find very few people that shared their same ethnicity.
GDP Per Capita
Based on this chart, one can conclude that there have been more business opportunities for citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina over the years.