Sarajevo is the capital and the largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is administrative, economic, cultural, educational (university) and sport center. The city of Sarajevo is unit of local self-governance, which consists of four city municipalities: Old City, Center, New City and New Sarajevo.
Sarajevo is situated in the area called the Sarajevo Field and the whole area is surrounded by the mountains; Bjelasnica and Igman from the Southwest, by Trebevic from the Southeast, middle-range mountains and inter-valley headlands on the North and Northwest.
Average height above sea level of Sarajevo plain is 500m. The mountains surrounding Sarajevo are called the Olympic mountains as Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympic games in 1984, thus even today some refer to Sarajevo as the Olympic City.
Its Bjelesnica and Jahorina mountains are one of the best European winter leisure spots.
The city of Sarajevo has a total population of approximately 600 000 people.
The area of Sarajevo is under influence of mid European continental climate from the North, and the Mediterranean from the South. Assortment of these elements, as well as relief diversity, gives the area distinctions of mild continental climate.
- average summer temperature 19,1 C
- average winter temperature – 1,3 C
- average annual temperature 9,5 C