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Today I came across this beautiful image which can be found in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Not knowing much about the country, I decided to search and find out a few facts about this Balkan country.

  • It borders Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro and has 20km of coastline
  • The capital city, which is also the largest city, is Sarajevo
  • It has been part of the Ottoman empire, the Austro-Hungarian empire and most recently Yugoslavia
  • It is diverse religiously with 45% of the population practising Islam, 36% practising Serb Orthodoxy, and 15% practising Catholicism
  • They have never won a Eurovision song contest…

Tourism is a growing industry with many naturalistic and historical sights to see. Find out more about why the country calls itself ‘the heart-shaped land’!