REC Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosna i Hercegovina
Tel: +387 33 713 110
Fax: +387 33 713 111
REC office in Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo (from Wikipedia, free encyclopedia) is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its largest urban, cultural, economic and traffic center. Nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps (mountains: Jahorina, Bjelašnica, Igman, Treskavica and Trebević) and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans.
Sarajevo is the leading political, social and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a prominent center of culture in the Balkans, with its region-wide influence in entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts. Due to its long and rich history of religious and cultural diversity, Sarajevo was sometimes called the "Jerusalem of Europe" or "Jerusalem of the Balkans". It is the only major European city to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighborhood. A regional center in education, the city is also home to the Balkans' first institution of tertiary education in the form of an Islamic polytechnic called the Saraybosna Osmanlı Medrese, today part of the University of Sarajevo.
In 1914, it was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria that sparked World War I. Seventy years after, In 1984, Sarajevo hosted the 14th Winter Olympic Games.
In 2006, the travel guide series 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.