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 (săr′ə-yā′vō, sär′ə-yĕ-vō′)
The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the south-central part of the country southwest of Belgrade, Serbia. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife here on June 28, 1914, triggered the outbreak of World War I. After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, Sarajevo was the object of a long siege by Bosnian Serb forces, until a peace agreement was signed in 1995, ending the civil war.
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(Bosnian ˈsarajɛvɔ) or


(Placename) the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina: developed as a Turkish town in the 15th century; capital of the Turkish and Austro-Hungarian administrations in 1850 and 1878 respectively; scene of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, precipitating World War I; besieged by Bosnian Serbs (1992–95). Pop: 603 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌsær əˈyeɪ voʊ)

the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the central part. 448,519.
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Noun1.Sarajevo - capital and largest city of BosniaSarajevo - capital and largest city of Bosnia; scene of the assassination of Francis Ferdinand in 1914 which precipitated World War I
Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia - a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims
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