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 has five main cities (Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Mostar and Zenica) and numerous smaller towns. In the course of recent decades the population underwent a decisive shift towards industrialization and urbanization, producing in the main cities a vibrant, sophisticated, and highly educated population. Some of the most successful firms in the former Yugoslavia were located in Bosnia-Herzegovina, while the Winter Olympics, held in Sarajevo in 1984, lifted Bosnia and its capital to a special status.
In the countryside, a more traditional rural lifestyle continues to exist. Bosnia is a country of exceptional natural beauty, with dramatic mountains and turquoise rivers, and striking contrasts between the green wooded hills of Central Bosnia, the bare limestone landscapes of Herzegovina and the fertile agricultural flatlands in the north.
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The Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (sign:KM; code: BAM) is the currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Since the replacement of the German mark by the euro in 2002, the Bosnian convertible mark uses the same fixed exchange rate to euro that the German mark has (that is,1 EUR = 1.95583 BAM).
It is divided into 100 fenings. The names derive from German Mark and Pfennig, hence the occasional local spelling of the subdivision as pfeniga.Expect your change in KM. Convertible Mark KM (1 KM = 100 phehing). There are 5, 10, 20, 50 Phening coins; 1, 2, 5 KM coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 KM banknotes.
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88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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