Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, its metropolis [3] and its largest urban, cultural, economic and transportation center, the capital of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the headquarters of the Sarajevo Canton.

According to the 1991 census, the town had 416,497 and has an estimated population of 304,614 in 2008, while the whole area of ​​Sarajevo has 421,289 inhabitants, including all municipalities of Sarajevo Canton [4]. Through the city flows the river Miljacka, and close to town and the spring of river Bosna, a popular picnic Source of Bosnia. Around the city the Olympic mountains Jahorina, Bjelasnica, Igman, Treskavica and Trebevic which are especially favorite winter resorts Sarajevans and tourists from around the world.

Sarajevo is a relatively small city compared to world capitals, but his name through a rich spiritual, historical and natural look of the famous names of some major world cities. 1914 in Sarajevo killed the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, which started the First World War. Seventy years later, in 1984, the city held the 14th Olympic Winter Games. In the early 1990s, the name of the city was often on newspaper front pages around the world, because that led one of the bloodiest wars in recent European history. The city is 1,425 days was under constant siege by Serbian forces. In attacking the 11,541 people of all nationalities lost their lives, among them 1,601 children, and nearly 50,000 of them were injured. Today, in a time of post-war reconstruction, Sarajevo is the fastest growing city in Bosnia and Herzegovina [5]. Travel guide Lonely Planet ranked the 2006 Sarajevo on 43 place the most beautiful cities in the world [6], and in 2009 the Sarajevo one of the ten cities that are worth visiting [7].

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nice view. with compliments. regards Darko