Key Information & Facts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 4 January 2016.

General Info


is the capital and largest city.

Convertible Mark (BAM)

is the national currency. Its subunit is the fening, of which 100 = 1 BAM.


is the population (2014 census).

Central European Time (UTC+1)

is the country’s time zone; summer is (DST) CEST (UTC+2).


km2 (19,741 mi2) is its area.

Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian

are the three official languages spoken.


is the main script used with Gaj’s Latin alphabet in the Bosnian and Croatian languages, along with Cyrillic to go with the Serbian language and alphabet.


is the country’s calling (dialing) code.


is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

'Bosnian' & 'Herzegovinian'

are the demonyms for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »


is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers


is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »


is the smoking age.


is the alcohol purchase age, though there doesn’t seem to be a minimum for consumption.


is the age of consent. 14-18 may be prohibited by “abuse of position,” and under 14 is deemed as a child completely, and illegal.


is the general emergency number. For more specific calls, one may dial 121 for civil protection, 122 for police, 123 for the fire department, and 124 for an ambulance.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Valentin Inzko

is the high representative.

Parliamentary Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Denis Zvizdić

is the prime minister.

Parliamentary Assembly

is the country’s legislating body.

'Državna himna Bosne i Hercegovine'

is the country’s national anthem (literally the “National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina”).
Bosnia Herzegovina Flag

Key Cities & Regions

More coming soon!



Banja Luka


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