Bosnia and Herzegovina  is a country in South-East Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the south, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for 26 kilometres of Adriatic Sea coastline, centered on the town of Neum. The interior of the country is mountainous in the center and south, hilly in the northwest, and flat in the northeast. Bosnia is the larger geographic region of the modern state with a moderate continental climate, marked by hot summers and cold, snowy winters. Smaller Herzegovina is at the southern tip of the country, with a Mediterranean climate and topography. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s natural resources are highly abundant.

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The country is home to three ethnic “constituent peoples”: Bosniaks, the largest population group of three, with Serbs in second and Croats in third. Regardless of ethnicity, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina is often identified in English as a Bosnian. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the distinction between a Bosnian and a Herzegovinian is maintained as a regional, rather than an ethnic distinction. The country is politically decentralized and comprises two governing entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, with District Brčko as a de facto third entity.

Formerly one of the six federal units constituting the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina gained its independence during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Bosnia and Herzegovina can be described as a federal democratic republic that is transforming its economy into a market-oriented system, and it is a potential candidate for membership in the European Union and NATO. Additionally, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been a member of the Council of Europe since April 24, 2002 and a founding member of the Mediterranean Union upon its establishment on July 13, 2008. A member of UN Security Council from 2010.

Currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is BAM/KM ( Convertible Mark).
1 EUR> 1.95 KM
1 USD>1.50 KM
1 GBP>2,114 KM
Travel within Bosnia and Herzegovina
The most active airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Sarajevo International Airport
It takes approximately 2,5 hours to arrive from Sarajevo to Mostar. There are buses and trains available for this route.

Train timetable:
Sarajevo to Mostar: daily at 07:05, 18:20
Mostar to Sarajevo: daily at 07:05, 18:20.
The one-way ticket costs approximately 5 EUR.

Bus timetable:
Mostar – Sarajevo: daily at 06:00; 07:00; 07:45; 08:00; 09:00; 09:30; 11:00; 12:50; 13:30; 15:00; 16:00; 18:15;
Sarajevo – Mostar:  daily at 06:00; 08:15; 08:25; 09:00; 09:55; 11:30; 12:30; 13:00; 14:30; 15:30; 16:00; 16:45; 17:00; 18:00; 19:55.
The one-way ticket costs approximately 8 EUR.

(This is an official timetable of the leading bus company – for more information about additional bus lines, check or call a bus station in Sarajevo – 00387 33 21 31 00 /, or a bus station in Mostar – 00387 36 55/

In both of the mentioned cities, Sarajevo and Mostar, taxi services are also available.

Basic vocabulary of the local languages:

Inspite of the fact that English is the official language of Mostimun 2011, and that you are encouraged to use it during the breaks of the committee sessions,  we would still like to enrich you with a couple of words from our languages (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian):

  • Ćao! (like Italian: Ciao) – Hello!
  • Da – Yes
  • Ne – No
  • Dobro jutro! – Good morning!
  • Dobar dan! – Good afternoon!
  • Dobra večer! – Good evening!
  • Laku noć! – Good night!
  • Kako si? – How are you?
  • Oprosti. – I’m sorry.
  • Hvala! – Thank you!
  • Molim! – You’re welcome!
  • Koliko je sati? – What time it is?
  • Koliko košta? – How much (it costs)?
  • Doviđenja! – Goodbye!