Surface:51,129 sq km
System of government: emerging federal democratic republic
Religion: Muslim 40%25, Orthodox 31%25, Roman Catholic 15%25, other 14%25
Government: emerging federal democratic republic
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Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It is a place where the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split; where the people of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south, met, lived and warred. It has been both an example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance through multi-cultural integration. The city is historically famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. Today, the city has physically recovered from most of the war damage caused by the Yugoslav Wars of the 1992-1995. Sarajevo is a cosmopolitan European capital with a unique Eastern twist that is a delight...
The National History Museum has a powerful exhibit on the 1992-1995 war. The Alija Izetbegovic Museum focuses on the war as well. The National Museum is closed however and the Tunnel Museum was closed when we went as well-check before heading all the way out there. All of the other attractions are within walking distance of the old Ottoman town center.