Sarajevo is located in the Sarajevo Field, surrounded by the Olympic mountains: Bjelasnica, Igman, Jahorina and Trebevic. The average land elevation of the city is 500 m above sea level.
Most of the Sarajevo’s tourist attractions are located in the Old Town known as Bascarsija spreading towards the city centre easily reachable on foot and well connected to other parts of the city and to the surrounding mountains and other natural and cultural sites by public transportation.
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area: 141,5 km²
Altitude: 500 m above sea level
Climate: Mild continental climate
Population: cca 438.000 citizens (291.000 citizens in four City of Sarajevo municipalities; 2013)
Population ethnic diversity: Bosniaks, Croats, Serbs, Jews and other ethnic groups
Time Zone – European Time Zone (GMT +1)
Power Supply – The electric supply is 220V with 50Hz frequency
Water – It is safe to drink tap water in Sarajevo
Procedures at both the borders and the airport are standardized and uncomplicated. Valid passport is required. EU, American and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter the country. Most other nations do need a visa, and getting one is possible through the Bosnian embassies in your respective countries. Here you can find their addresses and contact numbers.
Officially, people who enter the country as a visitor need to register themselves with the police within 24 hours after their arrival in the country. If you enter Bosnia and Herzegovina by car, you will have to buy vehicle insurance at the border. You do not need this insurance if you have a green card that covers Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For more information on visas visit www.mvp.gov.ba.
Local currency is Convertible Mark - international abbreviation is BAM, i.e. KM is used locally (1.95KM=1€).
-Coins: 5 ,10, 20 and 50 pfennig; 1, 2 i 5 KM
-Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100 i 200 KM
Sarajevo International Airport
(IATA: SJJ, ICAO: LQSA), also known as Butmir Airport, is the main internationa airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located 3.3 NM (6.1 km; 3.8 mi) southwest of the Sarajevo railway station in the Ilidža municipality, suburb of Butmir.
In 2014, 709,901 passengers traveled through the airport, compared to 25,000 in 1996.