General Information

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula.

In the north, west and south-east boundary line separating Bosnia and Herzegovina of Croatian, in the east of
Serbia, and to the southeast of Montenegro.

The coastline of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the Adriatic Sea, around the town of Neum, and covers
a distance of 21 km.

The borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina are 1537 km long, of which 762.5 km land border, 751 km river border
and 21 km sea border.

Bosnia and Herzegovina borders with Croatian (931 km), Serbia (375 km) and Montenegro (249 km).
In the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina has access to the Sava River, on the south access to Adriatic Sea in Neum.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is predominantly a mountainous country with an average altitude of 150 meters.
The climate is temperate continental, and in lesser part Mediterranean.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has considerable natural resources (forests, minerals and water resources) and to 1992 developed industrial production with an average annual growth of 1.5%.

In the history of world sports, Bosnia and Herzegovina and its capital Sarajevo are remembered for successfully organizing the XIV Winter Olympic Games in 1984, as well as by other relevant international cultural, scientific
and sporting events.

 

Why Bosnia and Herzegovina?

  • Strategic location
  • Available natural resources and beauties
  • Long tradition in different industry branches
  • Abundance of industrial zone, attractive sites and available production facilities
  • Favorable legal environment
  • Low tax rates
  • Highly educated and price competitive labor force
  • Stable domestic currency BAM pegged to EURO
  • Regional and bilateral Free Trade Agreements
  • EU perspective

A Great Place to Work… And to Enjoy Life

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a heart-shaped country located in South Eastern Europe, in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula. With its diverse ethnic make-up, its varied landscapes and climate zones and its long history as a place where different cultures meet and merge, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a unique country where, for centuries, people from all over the world have met and exchanged goods and ideas. The country’s lifestyle is deeply rooted in its rich tradition, culture heritage and natural beauties, married with the amenities of the west.

Food

Food is certainly one of the main reasons why people love Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cooking, like the country itself, is a blend of east and west.
As many would say, “if you like meat, you’ll love Bosnia and Herzegovina”. Meat is a standard for any meal. However, even though traditional foods are mainly meat based, vegetarians should not despair: the country offers some of the best produce, fresh, untreated and simply delicious…
Traditional BiH specialties are ćevapi and the famous pita (pie) dishes of burek, zeljanica, sirnica, and krompiruša, which have been traditional meals since Ottoman times. And sweets are an inevitable part of every meal.
Coffee – lots of it – (the traditional ‘Bosnian’ coffee served in beautifully decorated copper pots, as well as the Italian espresso coffee) is the backbone of social life.
There are also many international restaurants offering Italian, Viennese, Turkish, Indian or Chinese cuisine.

For more detailed descriptions of the most delicious BiH specialties, and where to sample them, check websites www.greenvisions.ba i www.bhtourism.ba.

Art and Entertainment

Cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are famous for their architectural heritage (some of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List), museums, theatres, cinemas, galleries, etc. An overwhelming choice of cultural events is on offer, including all types of musical performances, concerts, plays, operas, exhibitions as well as a host of international festivals:

  • Sarajevo Film Festival, www.sff.ba
    • MESS – the International Theatre Festival, www.mess.ba
    • Jazz Fest Sarajevo, www.jazzfest.ba
    • Sarajevo Winter Festival, www.sarajevskazima.ba
    • Baščaršija Nights, www.bascarsijskenoci.ba

A number of foreign culture centres, such as the British Council (www.britishcouncil.org/bih.htm), Goethe Institute (www.goethe.de/sarajevo), French Culture Center Andre Malraux (www.malraux.ba), Turkish Culture Centre (www.turskikulturnicentar.ba), Iranian Cultural Centre, and the Culture Department of the Spanish Embassy in Sarajevo, offer a wide range of events and services, including: exhibitions, concerts, language courses, library services, etc. For more information on cultural events in Sarajevo, please check website www.sarajevoarts.ba.

Additionally, the many bars, coffee shops, clubs, discos, and casinos provide a rich variety of nightlife to explore in all the major BiH cities.

 

Sport

There are plenty of opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports on the Olympic slopesKoffers as well as organized tours, check the websites
www.bhtourism.ba i www.greenvisions.ba.

 

Transport

Sarajevo is easily accessible by plane from major European cities. The airport is only 20 minutes away from the city centre and has direct flights to many European capitals. For more information: www.sarajevo-airport.ba

International bus lines and a number of rail connections also serve Sarajevo through the station located in the centre of the town.
The city itself is well connected by buses, trolleybuses and trams. Besides, you can always rent a car or use a reasonably priced taxi service. For more information on transportation in Bosnia and Herzegovina check the website www.bhtourism.ba

 

Educations

Investors who would like to come with their family have a choice of international schools – from kindergartens to MBA studies. Some international universities also provide a possibility of various distance-learning programs.

Selected international schools:

 

School Language Contact
QSI International School of Sarajevo English www.qsi.org/bhz
The International School of Sarajevo English and Bosnian www.internationalschool.ba
Sarajevo College English, Turkish,  Bosnian www.sarajevocollege.com
International University of Sarajevo English www.ius.edu.ba
The Sarajevo Graduate School of Business English www.sgsb.edu.ba
American University in BiH English www.aubih.ba
The Sarajevo School of Science and Technology English www.ssst.edu.ba
French School of Sarajevo French www.mission-laique.asso.frwww.aefe.fr