Embassy in India
New DelhiE-9/11, Vasant Vihar
Phone : +91-11-5166-2481, +91-11-2614-7415
Fax : +91-11-5166-2482
Indian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzgovina
Phone : +361-325-7742, +361-325-7743
Fax : +361-325-7745
|Official languages||None (de jure)
Bosnian, Croatianand Serbian (de facto)
|Ethnic groups (2013 census)||50.11% Bosniaks
|Date format||dd. mm. yyyy. (CE)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||BA|
Bosnia and Herzegovina declared sovereignty in October 1991 and independence from the former Yugoslavia on 3 March 1992 after a referendum boycotted by ethnic Serbs. The Bosnian Serbs - supported by neighboring Serbia and Montenegro - responded with armed resistance aimed at partitioning the republic along ethnic lines and joining Serb-held areas to form a "Greater Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. Its countryside is home to medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps. National capital Sarajevo has a well preserved old quarter, Baščaršija, with landmarks like 16th-century Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque.
Bosnia has a transitional economy with limited market reforms Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked next to Macedonia as the poorest republic in the old Yugoslav federation. Although agriculture is almost all in private hands, farms are small and inefficient, and the republic traditionally is a net importer of food. Industry has been greatly overstaffed, one reflection of the socialist economic structure of Yugoslavia. Tito had pushed the development of military industries in the republic with the result that Bosnia-Herzegovina hosted a large share of Yugoslavia's defense plants.. The economy relies heavily on the export of metals, energy, textiles, and furniture as well as on remittances and foreign aid. A highly decentralized government hampers economic policy coordination and reform, while excessive bureaucracy and a segmented market discourage foreign investment. Foreign banks, primarily from Austria and Italy, now control most of the banking sector. The konvertibilna marka (convertible mark or BAM) - the national currency introduced in 1998 - is pegged to the euro, and confidence in the currency and the banking sector has remained stable.
Bosnia Herzegovina's higher education system comprises eight universities (University of Sarajevo, University of Tuzla, University of Mostar, University of Banja Luka, University "Džemal Bijedić" of Mostar, University of East Sarajevo, University of Bihac and University of Zenica) with some 90 faculties, which are treated as higher education establishments, and art academies. University degrees are acquired at the faculties and arts academies. There are 22 private higher education institutions and the law on higher education (passed in July 2007) treats private and public higher education institutions equally.
Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fast-growing sector making up an important part in the economy of the country. The tourist business environment is constantly developing with an increasingly active tourism promotional system.Tourism is becoming a great contributor the Bosnian economy. As a result, Bosnia-Herzegovina now has a wide tourist industry and a fast expanding service sector thanks to the strong annual growth in tourist arrivals. The country also benefits from being both a summer and winter destination with continuity in its tourism throughout the year.Bosnia and Herzegovina has been a top performer in recent years in terms of tourism development;
coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, timber, hydropower
Due to its unique geographic positioning, Bosnia and Herzegovina is ideal for multi-season visits.Climate suites every type of tourist, from sun seekers on the Adriatic Coast to white powder skiers the best of both worlds. Hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast. hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast.
Lightweights with rainwear for summer, waterproof Medium- to Heavyweights for winter. A sweater is necessary almost any time of year.