10 interesting facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina you need to know

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10 interesting facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina you need to know

The name Bosnia comes from the Indo-European word which means water. Bosnia is full of beautiful rivers, lakes, and waterfalls.

    1. The name Bosnia comes from the Indo-European word which means water. Bosnia is full of beautiful rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. The name Herzegovina comes from the name Herceg Stjepan, one of the medieval dukes and a member of royal family.
    2. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo hosted the Olympic Games in 1984. This was the first time that a socialist country hosted the Olympics. The organizers take full advantage of this opportunity, and in that time has built many sports facilities.
    3. For the first time in Europe, the tramcar was used in Sarajevo, starting in 1885. The public transport vehicles were led by animals, mostly horses and sometimes mules, usually, two that are required to run the team. Sarajevo was also the first city in Europe to have a fully electric tram line, 11 years later.
    4. When it comes to consumption of coffee, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in 10th place. Turkish coffee is a symbol of the country and part of its tradition, but a reflection of the gourmet mentality of local residents. Read more about coffee tradition in our previous post.
    5. The town of Međugorje is located in the mountains near Mostar. A small town that is incredibly popular especially among the Christian pilgrims. Millions of pilgrims have visited since 1981, due to reports of alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local children.
    6. The Sarajevo Sahat Tower (Clock) is the historical legacy which is considered to be the only public clock in the world with the lunar time.
    7. The Peručica is one of the last virgin forests in Europe. It is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the border with Montenegro and is part of the National Park Sutjeska. There is also the place with the highest Norwegian spruce tree with the height of 63 meters. In 1952, this area was declared a forest area for scientific research and study. It spreads on even 1291 hectare.
    8. The town of Konjic, which is located next to the Neretva River, has a nuclear bunker known as the Atomic War Command, which was built during the revolution in Yugoslavia, led by President Josip Broz Tito. This shelter has an area of 6,500 square meters and consists of 12 linked blocks. It looks like a complicated laboring, with residential areas, conference rooms, offices, rooms for strategic planning and other functional areas.
    9. In the area of Zavidovići to this date, about 50 stone balls were found in 11 locations. This kind of phenomenon is very rare in the world. In addition to Costa Rica and Mexico, many are located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. High concentration, with more than 20 balls, was found in Grab, about two kilometers from Zavidovici.
    10. Bosnia and Herzegovina could have a pyramid. Since 2008., some archaeologists have speculated that the town of Visoko has the Pyramid of the Sun.

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