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This is the famous bridge on the Drina, it was inspiration for Ivo Andric to write book called "The Drina bridge", he got Nobel's prize for it in 1961. I was surprised when I saw this bridge, it more than 500 years old!!
Best known for the Balkan conflict of the 90s, Bosnia has moved on
and has a great deal to offer travellers. Beautiful countryside, a
thriving arts scene, sports opportunity, and fresh open space. A
beautiful gem, still unknown for many.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is administratively divided on the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (51%) and the Republika Srpska (49%). The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists 10 Cantons that further consist of the municipalities. Republika Srpska is administratively divided on regions and further on municipalities. The territory of Brčko, which was under arbitration, did not become a part of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina nor of Republika Srpska. In accordance with the decision by the Arbitrary Commission for Brčko, it became a separate district under the authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of four large geographic units. Central Bosnia (12.920 sq. km, population of 1.249.000) includes the mountainous area in the central part of Bosnia. This is the most developed part of the country that for a long time was a crossroad of various influences and interests of neighbouring Pannonian, Karst, and Mediterranean regions. "High Karst" of Bosnia and Herzegovina (11.842 sq. km, population of 325.000) consists of the mountainous Karst area of west Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the part of the country with the smallest population and is the least developed part - only 9% of its territory is cultivable and less then 30% of the entire population lives in the cities of this part. The Mediterranean region, Low Herzegovina (5.399 sq. km, population of 296.000) is situated in the central-coastal region behind a mountain, and is the smallest of the four geographic units of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://www.mvp.gov.ba/index_eng.htm
June 20, 2006 change by giorgio