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Republika Srpska

political entity of the sovereign country of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Republika Srpska (RS) (Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian: Република Српска [РС]/Republika Srpska) is one of the two political parts that make Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other part is the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Republika Srpska

Република Српска
Flag of Republika Srpska
Flag
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Seal
Anthem: Моја Република[1]
Moja Republika
My Republic
Location of the Republika Srpska (blue) and Brčko District (green) within Bosnia and Herzegovina.a
Location of the Republika Srpska (blue) and Brčko District (green) within Bosnia and Herzegovina.a
CapitalSarajevo[2] (de jure)
Banja Luka (de facto;
administrative centre
)
Largest cityBanja Luka
Official languagesSerbian, Bosnian and Croatianb
Ethnic groups
(2013 census[3])
GovernmentParliamentary system
• President
Milorad Dodik
Željka Cvijanović
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
• Proclaimed
9 January 1992
14 December 1995
Area
• Total
24,525.5 km2 (9,469.3 sq mi)
• Water (%)
n/a
Population
• 2013 census
1,218,107 d
• Density
53/km2 (137.3/sq mi)
CurrencyRepublika Srpska dinar (1992-1994)
Yugoslav dinar (1994-1998)
convertible mark (1998-present) (BAM)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Calling code+387
ISO 3166 codeBA-SRP
  1. Although the Brčko District is formally held in condominium by both entities, it is a de facto third entity, as it has all the same powers as the other two entities and is under the direct sovereignty of BiH.
  2. The Constitution of Republika Srpska avoids naming the languages, instead listing them as "the language of the Serb people, the language of the Bosniak people and the language of the Croat people" (because there is no consensus whether this is the same language or three different languages).[4]
  3. Including refugees abroad
  4. Excluding Republika Srpska's 48% of the Brčko District
Map of the Regions of Republika Srpska

RegionsEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. (Serbian) v1-857c-516c55d5841d&page_id=7 Srpska – Portal javne uprave Republike Srpske: Simboli at the Government of Republika Srpska official website (retrieved 17 May 2012).
  2. "Constitution of the Republika Srpska-Official Web Site of the Office of the High Representative".
  3. Sarajevo, juni 2016. CENZUS OF POPULATION, HOUSEHOLDS AND DWELLINGS IN REPUBLIKA SRPSKA, 2013 FINAL RESULTS. BHAS. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  4. "Decision on Constitutional Amendments in Republika Srpska". Office of the High Representative. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  5. (Serbian) Constitution of Republika Srpska

Other websitesEdit

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