Bosnia And Herzegovina Population 2017

3,792,315

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 3.819 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 2017Source: 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
Sturlic5,014
Kacuni5,042
Mahala5,062
Kotor Varos5,068
Velika Obarska5,142
Rodoc5,159
Coralici5,223
Jelah5,291
Mejdan - Obilicevo5,400
Ostrozac5,456
Janja5,544
Donja Mahala5,565
Orahovica Donja5,612
Bosansko Grahovo5,643
Tesanjka5,666
Sanica5,666
Blatnica5,676
Citluk5,718
Zeljezno Polje5,783
Crnici5,789
Podhum5,801
Gostovici5,802
Ilijas5,855
Kalenderovci Donji5,890
Mala Kladusa6,033
Visegrad6,087
Jablanica6,209
Sekovici6,315
Teslic6,405
Kovaci6,410
Gromiljak6,457
Laktasi6,464
Omarska6,466
Pecigrad6,514
Varoska Rijeka6,573
Tojsici6,587
Otoka6,595
Trzacka Rastela6,617
Podzvizd6,665
Celinac6,670
Srebrenik6,723
Kladanj6,783
Vrnograc6,860
Knezevo6,866
Gornji Vakuf7,014
Prnjavor7,099
Hadzici7,173
Vares7,193
Banovici7,211
Buzim7,229
Kljuc7,245
Divicani7,251
Nevesinje7,313
Srbac7,380
Maglaj7,399
Pale7,458
Tesanj7,550
Trn7,553
Stolac7,733
Tomislavgrad7,737
Capljina7,923
Donji Vakuf7,955
Zvornik8,026
Vitez8,140
Vogosca8,180
Milici8,210
Fojnica8,244
Potoci8,312
Kiseljak8,475
Zepce8,502
Mionica8,701
Sokolac8,842
Novi Grad8,920
Brod9,249
Siroki Brijeg9,370
Todorovo9,560
Jajce9,763
Derventa9,773
Kozarska Dubica9,959
Ljubuski9,987
Novi Travnik10,006
Prozor10,349
Sipovo10,738
Stijena10,844
Odzak11,621
Livno11,748
Kakanj12,406
Bileca13,257
Gradiska13,346
Sanski Most13,551
Zivinice13,641
Zavidovici14,380
Foca14,615
Mrkonjic Grad14,737
Bosanska Krupa15,193
Gradacac15,659
Gracanica15,758
Konjic15,950
Gorazde17,650
Visoko17,890
Velika Kladusa19,330
Cazin21,741
Doboj27,235
Travnik31,127
Trebinje33,178
Prijedor36,347
Bijeljina37,692
Brcko38,968
Bugojno41,378
Bihac75,641
Mostar104,518
Tuzla142,486
Zenica164,423
Banja Luka221,106
Sarajevo696,731

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Clock

What is the population of Bosnia And Herzegovina (as of September 13, 2017)?3,792,315
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)3792759
Births Per Day18
Deaths Per Day23
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day -6
Population Change Since January 1st-1,530

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 8.528 births/thousand196
Crude Death Rate 10.999 deaths/thousand27
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.132 people/thousand77
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.939 years63
Male Life Expectancy 74.473 years62
Female Life Expectancy 79.444 years63
Total Fertility Rate 1.235 children/woman199
Net Reproduction Rate 0.59 surviving daughters/woman199
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.057 males per female58
Infant Mortality Rate 6.571 deaths/1,000 live births146
Under Five Mortality 7.772 deaths/thousand148
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.862 years73
Rate of Natural Increase -2.63 189
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.462 %51
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.064 %47
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.822 %53
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.367 %59
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.342 %63
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.161 %57
Crude Suicide Rate 13.9 suicides/thousand37
Median Age (Total) 41.7 years30
Median Age (Female) 43.1 years30
Median Age (Male) 40.2 years27

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20173,792,75949.761%50.239%74133-0.28%134
20153,810,41549.77%50.23%74132-0.22%134
20103,835,25849.793%50.207%75124-0.08%130
20053,833,37749.817%50.183%751180.13%127
20003,792,87749.85%50.15%741140.18%124
19953,879,27849.829%50.171%76112-1.78%118
19904,526,99649.974%50.026%88100-1.99%106
19854,369,52749.657%50.343%85951.34%104
19804,144,72549.592%50.408%81900.97%102
19753,971,60749.534%50.466%77920.92%102
19703,745,63749.424%50.576%73911.2%99
19653,524,59549.284%50.716%69881.42%98
19603,214,52049.048%50.952%63901.93%95
19552,931,84948.744%51.256%57881.88%94
19502,661,29248.27%51.73%52881.81%93

Bosnia And Herzegovina Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20203,758,14749.746%50.254%73139-0.36%134
20253,680,51349.709%50.291%72144-0.49%134
20303,583,82049.661%50.339%70147-0.61%136
20353,468,59949.612%50.388%68152-0.72%139
20403,340,41049.579%50.421%65155-0.8%139
20453,205,95549.587%50.413%62157-0.86%141
20503,068,69849.638%50.362%60158-0.9%143
20552,930,76049.728%50.272%57163-0.95%144
20602,792,61149.842%50.158%54165-0.99%144
20652,655,87549.97%50.03%52167-1.03%144
20702,520,76550.087%49.913%49173-1.06%145
20752,390,85650.202%49.798%46177-1.05%145
20802,271,07250.302%49.698%44182-1%145
20852,164,05650.411%49.589%42182-0.91%145
20902,071,25050.481%49.519%40182-0.83%147
20951,990,42150.528%49.472%39182-0.75%148
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations