Sarajevo

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Sarajevo
Сарајево
City
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Sarajevo ortodox church.JPGSarajevo Vijecnica 2013.JPG
The Bridge, site of the beginning of world war I.jpgSebilj, Sarajevo.jpg
From top, left to right: Sarajevo panorama, Emperor's Mosque, Sarajevo Cathedral, Orthodox Cathedral, Sarajevo Library, Latin Bridge, and Sebilj.
Flag of Sarajevo
Flag
Official seal of Sarajevo
Seal
Nickname(s): Jerusalem of Europe,[1] Jerusalem of the Balkans,[2] Rajvosa[3]
Location in Europe and Bosnia and Herzegovina (dark blue)
Location in Europe and Bosnia and Herzegovina (dark blue)
Coordinates: 43°52′N 18°25′E / 43.867°N 18.417°E / 43.867; 18.417Coordinates: 43°52′N 18°25′E / 43.867°N 18.417°E / 43.867; 18.417
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Sarajevo Canton
Municipalities 4
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Ivo Komšić (SDU)
Area[4]
 • Urban 141.5 km2 (54.3 sq mi)
Elevation 518 m (1,699 ft)
Population (Census 2013.)[5]
 • Urban 395,133
 • Metro 688,437
 • City proper 275,524
 • Demonym Sarajevan
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71000
Area code(s) +387 (33)
Website City of Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has an estimated population of 436.000 people in the urban area including some municipalities from City of East Sarajevo which is the part of Republika Srpska entity. The city has people living in it from a large number of different cultures. It has mosques, synagogues, and churches. The 1984 Winter Olympics were held in Sarajavo.

During the Siege of Sarajevo, parts of the city were destroyed. Most of the city is now recovered and rebuilt.

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  1. Stilinovic, Josip (3 January 2002). "In Europe's Jerusalem", Catholic World News. The city's principal mosques are the Gazi Husrev-Bey's Mosque, or Begova Džamija (1530), and the Mosque of Ali Pasha (1560–61). Retrieved on 5 August 2006.
  2. Benbassa, Esther; Attias, Jean-Christophe (2004). The Jews and their Future: A Conversation on Judaism and Jewish Identities. London: Zed Books. p. 27. ISBN 1-84277-391-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=AxxBPfEk3_0C&q=Sarajevo#v=snippet&q=Sarajevo&f=false.
  3. "Visit Sarajevo: A Brief History of the City". Visit Sarajevo. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110823104702/http://www.visitsarajevo.ba/history/. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  4. Sarajevo Official Web Site. About Sarajevo.Sarajevo Top city guide. Retrieved on 4 March 2007.
  5. Census 2013th official data.