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Sarajevo
Сарајево
City
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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, Jerusalem of the Balkans, Rajvosa
Location in Europe and Bosnia and Herzegovina (dark blue)
Location in Europe and Bosnia and Herzegovina (dark blue)
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Sarajevo Canton
Municipalities 4
Area
 • Urban 141.5 km2 (54.3 sq mi)
Elevation 518 m (1,699 ft)
Population (Census 2013.)
 • 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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