Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart shaped land that
lies in the heart of southeast Europe.
It is here that eastern and western civilizations
met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other
throughout its long and fascinating history.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a
long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 km2. Bosnia covers
the north and centre of the country with its name probably derived from
'bosana', an old Indo-European word meaning water, which Bosnia has no
The southern region of ancient Hum, ruled by Herceg Stjepan
(Duke Stjepan),was later named Herzegovina after the region was conquered
by the invading Ottomans. Perhaps what is most important for the visitor
to know today, though, is that Bosnia and Herzegovinais a stunningly
beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions
and people. And as the old cliche goes 'people make the place' – and
BiH prides itself on its hospitality and treating our guests as if they
were family members. And family we take to heart.