Common English Name: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Capital: Sarajevo

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Official Language(s)

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Coal, Iron ore, Bauxite, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Chromite, Cobalt, Manganese, Nickel, Clay, Gypsum, Salt, Sand, Timber, Hydropower

Neighbors

Croatia (North and West), Serbia (East), Montenego (Southeast)

Ethnic groups

Bozniak (50.1%), Serb (30.8%), Croat (15.4%)

People

Est. Population:

3,861,912

Demonym:

Bosnian
Herzegovinian

Religions:

Muslim (50.7%)
Orthodox (30.7%)
Roman Catholic (15.2%)
Atheist (0.8%)
Agnostic (0.2%)

Largest City:

Sarajevo (438,443)

Other Cities:

Banja Luka (199,191)
Tuzla (120,441)
Zenica (115,134)
Bijeljina (114,663)

Geography

Region:

Southeast Europe

Bodies of Water:

Adriatic Sea (West)

Total Area:

51,197 km2 (~100% land, ~0% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Earthquakes

Government

Type:

Federal Democratic Republic

Heads of State:

President Dragan Čović

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Denis Zvizdić

Admin. Divisions

2 First-order administrative divisions
1 Internationally-supervised division

Independence:

1 March 1992 (from Yugoslavia)

Nat'l Symbol:

Golden lily

Nat'l Anthem:

Drzavna himna Bosne i Hercegovine

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$10,600 (USD)

Currency

KM (Marka)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = KM (Marka)1.59

Communication

Internet Code

.ba

Telephone Code

+387

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Cultural Notes

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.

Sources

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