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Countries of the World: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Resources about Bosnia and Herzegovina including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nominal GDP (2009 est.): $16.5 billion. (U.S.$1=1.45KM) GDP real growth rate (2009 est.): -3.2%. Nominal GDP per capita: $4,346. Inflation rate (2009 est.): 0.6%. Average monthly net salary (2009): $544. Natural resources: Hydropower, coal, iron ore, bauxite, manganese, forests, copper, chromium, lead, zinc, cobalt, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, forests. Agriculture: Products--wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables, livestock. Industry: Steel, aluminum, minerals, vehicle assembly, textiles, tobacco products, wooden furniture, explosives, munitions, aircraft repair, domestic appliances, oil refining. Trade (2009 Central Bank figures): Exports--$3.813 billion. Imports--$ 8.515 billion.

Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina Area: 51,129 sq. km, slightly smaller than West Virginia. Cities: Capital--Sarajevo (est. pop 387,876); Banja Luka (220,407); Mostar (208,904); Tuzla (118,500); Bihac (49,544). Terrain: Mountains in the central and southern regions, plains along the Sava River in the north. Climate: Hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters in the southeast.

Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina Type: Parliamentary democracy. Constitution: The Dayton Agreement, signed December 14, 1995, included a new constitution now in force. Independence: April 1992 (from Yugoslavia). Branches: Executive--Chairman of the Presidency and two other members of three-member rotating presidency (head of state), Chairman of the Council of Ministers (head of government), Council of Ministers (cabinet). Legislative-- bicameral parliamentary assembly, consisting of a House of Representatives and a House of Peoples. Judicial-- Constitutional Court; Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has jurisdiction over war crimes, terrorism, human trafficking, and organized and serious economic crimes; Ministry of Justice. Subdivisions: Two Entities: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (divided into 10 cantons) and Republika Srpska. In accordance with Annex 2, Article V, of the Dayton Peace Agreement that left the unresolved status of Brcko subject to binding international arbitration, an Arbitration Tribunal was formed in mid-1996. On March 5, 1999, the Tribunal issued its Final Award. The Final Award established a special District for the entire pre-war Brcko Municipality (Opstina), under the exclusive sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The territory of the District belongs simultaneously to both Entities, the Republika Srpska and the Federation, in condominium. Amendment I to the BiH constitution, passed in March 2009, codifies this status in the constitution. In accordance with the Final Award, the District is self-governing and has a single, unitary, multiethnic, democratic Government; a unified and multiethnic police force operating under a single command structure; and an independent judiciary. The District Government exercises, throughout the pre-war Brcko Municipality, those powers previously exercised by the two Entities and the former three municipal governments. The Brcko District is demilitarized. Political parties: Party of Democratic Action (SDA); Social Democratic Party (SDP); Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBiH); Alliance for a Better Future of BiH (SBB-BiH); Bosnian Patriotic Party (BPS); National Democratic Union (DNZ); Bosnian Party (BOSS); Civil Democratic Party (GDS); Liberal Democratic Party (LDS); Social Democratic Union (SDU); Croatian Democratic Union of BiH (HDZ-BiH); Croatian Democratic Union-1990 (HDZ-1990); People’s Party of Work for Progress; Croatian Party of Rights-Djapic/Jurisic (HSP-D/J); Christian Democratic Union of BiH (HKDU); Croat Peasants’ Party-New Croat Initiative (HSS-NHI); Croatian Peoples’ Union; Nasa Stranka (NS); Serbian Democratic Party (SDS); Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD); Socialist Party of Republika Srpska (SPRS); Party for Democratic Progress (PDP); Democratic Party (DP); New Socialist Party (NSP); Serb Radical Party of the Republika Srpska (SRS-RS); Serbian Radical Party-Dr. Vojislav Seselj (SRS-VS); Democratic Peoples' Alliance (DNS); Democratic National Union (DNZ). Suffrage: Universal at age 18.

Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina This Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Saravejo the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Bosnia and Herzegovina The Official Name of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nationalities: Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim), Bosnian Croat, Bosnian Serb. Population (July 2004 est.): 3.8 million (Note: all data dealing with population are subject to considerable error because of the dislocations caused by armed conflict and ethnic cleansing from 1992-95. The most recent census was conducted in 1991.) Population growth rate (2004 est.): 0.45%. Ethnic groups: Bosniak 48.3%, Serb 34.0%, Croat 15.4%, others 2.3%. (Source: UNDP Human Development Report 2002-- Bosnia-Herzegovina) Religions: Muslim (40%); Orthodox (31%); Catholic (15%); Protestant (4%); other (10%). Languages: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian (formerly "Serbo- Croatian"). Education: 9 years of mandatory primary school, 3-4 years of secondary school (vocational or liberal arts), 3 years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study at universities (depending on major). In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are 1,089 primary schools with 359,902 students, 289 secondary schools with 148,100 students, and 20 universities with 139 faculties plus 10 academies and 4 religious faculties with 105,488 students. The main public universities are in larger cities (Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Bihac, Zenica) and there are a number of private institutions of higher education. Adult literacy rate--male 94.1%, female 78.0%. Health: Infant mortality rate (2005 est.)--21.05 deaths/1,000 live births. Life expectancy (2005 est.)--male 70.09 years, female 75.8 years. Work force (2001 est.): 1.026 million.

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