People and Places
Bosnia-Herzegovina is home to an ethnically heterogeneous mixture of peoples, including Bosniaks ('Muslims'), Croats, Serbs, undetermined 'Yugoslavs', Jews, Albanians, Roma and others. Before the war, there were very few ethnically homogenous areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina; indeed an ethnic map of the pre-war republic is as variegated as a Jackson Pollock painting.

Bosnia has five main cities (Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Mostar and Zenica) and numerous smaller towns. In the course of recent decades the population underwent a decisive shift towards industrialization and urbanization, producing in the main cities a vibrant, sophisticated, and highly educated population. Some of the most successful firms in the former Yugoslavia were located in Bosnia-Herzegovina, while the Winter Olympics, held in Sarajevo in 1984, lifted Bosnia and its capital to a special status.

In the countryside, a more traditional rural lifestyle continues to exist. Bosnia is a country of exceptional natural beauty, with dramatic mountains and turquoise rivers, and striking contrasts between the green wooded hills of Central Bosnia, the bare limestone landscapes of Herzegovina and the fertile agricultural flatlands in the north.

It is no surprise, then, that Bosnians around the world are proud of their birthplace, which means there is a wealth of on-line resources about Bosnian people and places.

Web Links
The links below provide access to Bosnian places on the web, most of which are homemade. Please let us know if we have missed anybody.

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The following pages contain Web links and occasional references to further reading and other sources of information about Bosnia.


People and Places

Politics and Government

Bosnia's history

Arts and Media

Bosnian Literature

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