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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is its administrative, economic, cultural and educational center. The city center of Sarajevo is a unit of local self­-governance, which consists of four municipalities: Old City, Center, New City and New Sarajevo.

Sarajevo is the place where the East meets the West. The city is famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. Due to its long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo is often called "Jerusalem of Europe".

Nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. Because of its geographical position, Sarajevo was chosen to host the 1984 Winter Olympic Games. Though settled from the prehistoric times, the modern city arose as an Ottoman stronghold in the 15th century. Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1878 until 1914 when the assassination of the Archduke in Sarajevo sparked the World War I. Sarajevo was also the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have a full-time operational electric tram network running through the city, the first being San Francisco. The modern history of the city is no less interesting, so we invite you to take a walk through Sarajevo’s streets and capture the atmosphere of this fascinating town. Lonely Planet has named Sarajevo as the 43rd best city in the world and in December 2009 listed Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010.

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