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  General and Old World HistoryBalkan PeninsulaYugoslaviaBosnia and Herzegovina
 
map of Bosnia and HerzegovinaRepublic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Republika Bosna i Hercegovina

Location southeastern Europe
Bordered By
Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Area 19,741 sq mi (51,209 sq km)
Highest Point Maglic; ft (2,386 m)
Lowest Point Adriatic Sea; sea level
Natural Resources coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, forests, hydropower

Nationality Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Population (2013 est)
3,875,723
Largest Cities
Sarajevo
Ethnic Groups Bosniak, Serb, Croat
Religions Muslim, Orthodox, Roman Catholic
Languages Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

Capital Sarajevo
Form of Government federal democratic republic
Present Constitution Adopted
December 14, 1995
Chief of State
Chairman of the Presidency
Zeljko Komsic (since July 10, 2013)
Head of Government
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Vjekoslav Bevanda (since January 12, 2012)
Cabinet
Council of Ministers
Legislature
bicameral Parliamentary Assembly (Skupstina)
Judiciary
BH Constitutional Court; BH State Court
Local Administration
2 first-order administrative divisions, 1 internationally supervised district

Currency konvertibilna markas
Per Capita Income
$8,300
Industries steel, coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, manganese, bauxite, vehicle assembly, textiles, tobacco products, wooden furniture, tank and aircraft assembly, domestic appliances, oil refining
Agricultural Products
wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Export Commodities
metals, clothing, wood products
Import Commodities
machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs

flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaIndependence from Yugoslavia Achieved March 1, 1992
National Holiday
National Day, November 25 (1943)
Flag
the triangle approximates the shape of the country and its three points stand for the constituent peoples -- Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs; the stars represent Europe and are meant to be continuous (thus the half stars at top and bottom); the colors (white, blue, and yellow) are often associated with neutrality and peace and are traditionally linked with Bosnia


Croatia
Serbia
Montenegro

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