Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

31.03.2019 | Manama - Bahrain International Circuit

Key Facts

Location: Southeastern Europe.

Area: 51,129 sq km (19,741 sq miles).

Population: 3,867,055 (2015).

Population Density: 75.6 per sq km.

Capital: Sarajevo.

Government: Federal democratic republic.

Geography: Roughly triangular in shape, and the geopolitical centre of the former Yugoslav Federation, Bosnia and Herzegovina shares borders with Serbia in the east, Montenegro in the southeast, and Croatia to the north and west, with a short Adriatic coastline of 20km (12 miles) in the south, but no ports.

Language: The official languages are Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian. The Croats and Bosniaks use the Latin alphabet, whereas the Serbs use the Cyrillic.

Religion: 45% Muslim, 36% Orthodox, 15% Roman Catholic, 4% Protestant, Jews and other denominations.

Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Social Conventions: Bosnia and Herzegovina is characterised by its ethnic and religious diversity and visitors should respect the customs and traditions of the various ethnic and religious groups. The main ethnic groups are the Bosniaks (48%, also sometimes referred to as Bosnian Muslims), the Serbs (37.1%) and the Croats (14.3%). Visitors should be aware that drinking alcohol in public may be considered offensive by more orthodox Muslims. Visitors should avoid expressing opinions about the war or other sensitive issues.

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. European plugs with two round pins are in use.

Head of Government: Prime Minister Denis ZvizdiÄ since 2015.

Head of State: President Bakir IzetbegoviÄ since 2016.

Recent History: Post-war elections under the terms of the Dayton Accord took place in October 1996. Although this and subsequent polls were supervised by the international community, the most recent administration, led by Prime MInister Spiric, is the first to run Bosnia without international supervision since the end of the 1992-95 war.

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