Bosnia and Herzegovina Population 2017

3,506,189

Bosnia and Herzegovina (also called Bosnia-Herzegovina BiH or just Bosnia) is a small country in Southeast Europe with 12 miles of coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Bosnia has an estimated 2017 population of 3.51 million.

At the 1991 census, Bosnia and Herzegovina had a population of 4.37 million, which dropped to 3.9 million by 1996. The last census in Bosnia took place in 2013 and showed a population of 3.79 million, which is 585,000 fewer than in 1991. The population is estimated at 3.51 million.

The capital Sarajevo has an urban population of 440,000, while the Sarajevo metropolitan area has a population of about 608,000.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Demographics

Bosnia has one of the highest life expectancy, education and literacy rates in the area and it has the third highest tourism growth rate globally between 1995 and 2020. There are three ethnic groups in Bosnia, with all citizens being identified as a Bosnian. Bosnian and Herzegovinian are used to designate region, not ethnicity.

The three ethnic groups are Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. According to 2000 information from the CIA, the ethnic breakdown is 48% Bosniak, 37% Serbs, 14% Croats and 0.6% other. It's believed that 45% of the population is Muslim, 36% is Serb Orthodox, 15% is Roman Catholic, 1% is Protestant, and 3% is another religion.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Population in 2018Source: Julian Nitzsche

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Population Growth

In the 1991 census, the country had a population of 4.37 million, which was believed to have fallen to 3.9 million during an unofficial UNHCR census in 1996. The population has dropped even further to 3.79 million.

While the war in Bosnia ended 18 years ago, its scars are still visible in the area, and mass graves are still being discovered. Ethnic tensions were also aggravated leading up to the recent census. Bosnia's population is expected to continue a slow decline in the coming years.

About Bosnia and Herzegovina

Official NameBosnia and Herzegovina
Languages SpokenCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian
BordersHRV, MNE, SRB
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude4418
Currencies UsedBAM

Bosnia and Herzegovina Population Density

Name Population
Sarajevo696,731
Banja Luka221,106
Zenica164,423
Tuzla142,486
Mostar104,518
Bihac75,641
Bugojno41,378
Brcko38,968
Bijeljina37,692
Prijedor36,347
Trebinje33,178
Travnik31,127
Doboj27,235
Cazin21,741
Velika Kladusa19,330
Visoko17,890
Gorazde17,650
Konjic15,950
Gracanica15,758
Gradacac15,659
Bosanska Krupa15,193
Mrkonjic Grad14,737
Foca14,615
Zavidovici14,380
Zivinice13,641
Sanski Most13,551
Bosanska Gradiska13,346
Bileca13,257
Kakanj12,406
Livno11,748
Odzak11,621
Stijena10,844
Sipovo10,738
Prozor10,349
Novi Travnik10,006
Ljubuski9,987
Bosanska Dubica9,959
Derventa9,773
Jajce9,763
Todorovo9,560
Siroki Brijeg9,370
Bosanski Brod9,249
Bosanski Novi8,920
Sokolac8,842
Mionica8,701
Zepce8,502
Kiseljak8,475
Potoci8,312
Fojnica8,244
Milici8,210
Vogosca8,180
Vitez8,140
Zvornik8,026
Donji Vakuf7,955
Capljina7,923
Tomislavgrad7,737
Stolac7,733
Trn7,553
Tesanj7,550
Pale7,458
Maglaj7,399
Srbac7,380
Nevesinje7,313
Divicani7,251
Kljuc7,245
Buzim7,229
Banovici7,211
Vares7,193
Hadzici7,173
Prnjavor7,099
Gornji Vakuf7,014
Skender Vakuf6,866
Vrnograc6,860
Kladanj6,783
Srebrenik6,723
Celinac6,670
Podzvizd6,665
Trzacka Rastela6,617
Otoka6,595
Tojsici6,587
Varoska Rijeka6,573
Pecigrad6,514
Omarska6,466
Laktasi6,464
Gromiljak6,457
Kovaci6,410
Teslic6,405
Sekovici6,315
Jablanica6,209
Visegrad6,087
Mala Kladusa6,033
Kalenderovci Donji5,890
Ilijas5,855
Gostovici5,802
Podhum5,801
Crnici5,789
Zeljezno Polje5,783
Citluk5,718
Blatnica5,676
Tesanjka5,666
Sanica5,666
Bosansko Grahovo5,643
Orahovica Donja5,612
Donja Mahala5,565
Janja5,544
Ostrozac5,456
Mejdan - Obilicevo5,400
Jelah5,291
Coralici5,223
Rodoc5,159
Velika Obarska5,142
Kotor-Varos5,068
Mahala5,062
Kacuni5,042
Sturlic5,014

Bosnia and Herzegovina Population Clock

What is the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina (as of 11/15/2017)?3,506,189
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)3,507,017
Births Per Day18
Deaths Per Day23
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day -6
Population Change Since January 1st-1,914

Bosnia and Herzegovina Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 8.528 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 10.999 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.132 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.939 years
Male Life Expectancy 74.473 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.444 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.235 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.59 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.057 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 6.571 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 7.772 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.862 years
Rate of Natural Increase -2.63
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.462%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.064%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.822%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.367%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.342%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.161%
Median Age (Total) 41.7 years
Median Age (Female) 43.1 years
Median Age (Male) 40.2 years

Bosnia and Herzegovina Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20173,507,01749.09%50.91%68-0.41%
20153,535,96149.08%50.92%69-1.02%
20103,722,08449.11%50.89%73-0.32%
20053,781,53049.13%50.87%740.08%
20003,766,70649.10%50.90%74-0.40%
19953,843,71249.07%50.93%75-2.95%
19904,463,42249.52%50.48%870.32%
19854,392,13049.52%50.48%861.00%
19804,179,85549.45%50.55%820.96%
19753,985,10349.21%50.79%781.17%
19703,760,52749.17%50.83%731.24%
19653,535,64049.29%50.71%691.85%
19603,225,66849.06%50.94%631.90%
19552,936,30948.75%51.25%571.99%
19502,661,29648.27%51.73%520.00%

Bosnia and Herzegovina Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20203,498,21049.13%50.87%680.00%
20253,456,35549.18%50.82%67-0.24%
20303,404,78149.23%50.77%66-0.30%
20353,336,40249.27%50.73%65-0.40%
20403,251,17049.32%50.68%63-0.52%
20453,155,71249.38%50.62%62-0.59%
20503,058,14349.49%50.51%60-0.63%
20552,964,03449.63%50.37%58-0.62%
20602,873,15349.78%50.22%56-0.62%
20652,781,52149.91%50.09%54-0.65%
20702,687,59550.01%49.99%52-0.68%
20752,592,97250.08%49.92%51-0.71%
20802,501,57350.13%49.87%49-0.72%
20852,416,81950.17%49.83%47-0.69%
20902,340,93250.22%49.78%46-0.64%
20952,274,81550.26%49.74%44-0.57%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer