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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Common English Name: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Capital: Sarajevo

REGION
Southeast Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Croatia (North and West)
Serbia (East)
Montenego (Southeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Adriatic Sea (West)
TOTAL AREA
51,197 km2 (~100% land, ~0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,543 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
20 km
CLIMATE
Mostly hot summers and cold winters
Elevated areas have severe winters and cool summers
Coastal areas have mild and rainy winters
TERRAIN
Mountains
Valleys
HIGHEST POINT
Maglic (2,386 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Coal
Iron ore
Bauxite
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Chromite
Cobalt
Manganese
Nickel
Clay
Gypsum
Salt
Sand
Timber
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
DEMONYM
Bosnian
Herzegovinian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Bozniak (50.1%)
Serb (30.8%)
Croat (15.4%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Bosnian
Croatian
Serbian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (50.7%)
Orthodox (30.7%)
Roman Catholic (15.2%)
Atheist (0.8%)
Agnostic (0.2%)
POPULATION
3,861,912
LARGEST CITY
Sarajevo (438,443)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Banja Luka (199,191)
Tuzla (120,441)
Zenica (115,134)
Bijeljina (114,663)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federal Democratic Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Bakir Izetbegovi?
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Denis Zvizdi?
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
2 First-order administrative divisions
1 Internationally-supervised division
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 March 1992 (from Yugoslavia)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Golden lily
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Drzavna himna Bosne i Hercegovine
GDP PER CAPITA
$10,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
KM (Marka)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = KM1.79
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ba
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+387

It is expected that you remove your shoes before entering homes in Muslim households.

Filial piety is an important concept to many Bosnians, and family life is very formal.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bk.html (Majority of information)

http://www.popis2013.ba/popis2013/doc/Popis2013prvoIzdanje.pdf (Ethnicity and religious data)

http://zpr.ks.gov.ba/sites/zpr.ks.gov.ba/files/pp/Prostorni_plan/PROSTORNI%20PLAN%20%20za%20%C5%A1tampu.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 28 October 2016