LocationBosnia/Herzegovina islocated in SoutheasternEurope. It is in the BalkanPeninsula.Bosnia/Herzegovina issurrounded by Croatia(north and west), Serbia(east), and Montenegre(southeast). South ofBosnia is the Adriatic Sea.
History•In the 11th century, the region known as Bosnia/Herzegovinawas controlled by Croatia and Hungary. During thattime, Bosnia achieved independence from them, but were soonconquered by the Ottoman Turks. In the 19th century, theTurkish Empire was weakened by the Russo-Turkish War andBosnia/Herzegovina fell under the Austrian-Hungarian rule. In1914, the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian was killed by aSerbian, which caused World War I. After the war, the people ofSerbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, andMontenegro/Macedonia formed together to make Yugoslavia.Yugoslavia was run as a communist government and when theruler died, the republicans of the country broke away anddeclared independence.
Bosnian Pyramid of the SunThe Bosnian Pyramid ofthe Sun or Visocica Hillis located by the town ofVisoko. It is the firstancient man-madepyramid found in Europe.The site of the pyramid iswhere a medieval, walledtown once was. It was
Stari Most BridgeThe Stari Most Bridgeconnects two parts of thetown Mostar. It goes all theway back to the 16thcentury. Ottoman SultanSuleiman the Magnificentordered the people toreplace the old woodensuspension bridge that wasthere. In1993, Herzegovinian Croatforces destroyed the bridge
Visegrad BridgeThe Visegrad Bridge islocated in easternBosnia, across the DrinaRiver. The bridge was builtduring the Ottomon Empirein the 16th century. Theempire was planning to takecontrol of the inner Balkansand defeat Istanbul. Thebridge was used to link theplains of the Danube to
HandballHandball is a game that isplayed inBosnia/Herzegovina. It is amixture between soccerand basketball. The Borachandball club inBosnia/Herzegovina wonthe Yogoslav NationalChampionship seven times.They have also won the
Football/SoccerFootball a.k.a soccer, isanother popular sport playedin Bosnia/Herzegovina. Itgoes all the way back to1903, but really startedcatching on after World WarII. The former Yugoslavnational football/soccer teamwon the YugoslavianChampionship title in 1967and 1984. Since the countrybecame