SARAJEVO Name the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to legend, comes from the coins Saray Ovası meaning Dvor and the plain around the court. Sarajevo sometimes called Seher (tur. Şehir; per. شهر Shahr), a name that gave the city its founder, Isa-beg Ishaković. Nick BiH capital Damascus north, a Sephardic Jews called it Little Jerusalem.