Pray for: Bosnia

Flag for Bosnia

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Sarajevo
Population: 3,194,378
% Urban: 49.4 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 14.7 %
Official Language: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Languages: 8
Literacy Rate: 99 %
Life Expectancy: 75.3 yrs (85/236)
HDI Ranking: 74 / 189
% Christian: 41 %
% Evangelical: 0.1 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 54.2 %
People Groups: 16
Least Reached People Groups: 3
% Unevangelized: 23 %


Title: Bosnia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Bosnia has a tragic history of violence. The hatred among ethnic groups burdens Bosnia, and appears impossible to resolve. Recovery from the most recent conflict (1992-1995) continues even now. Many have not returned to their original homes. Roads and buildings can be rebuilt, but deep community wounds remain. Only God can bring true reconciliation and unity. Bosnia also struggles with poverty. Organized crime thrives, and it must be stopped for the country to progress. Young people feel discouraged, and more than 60% want to leave the country. Pray for a new generation of Bosnians to stay and lead their nation into a bright future!

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.