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Bosnia i Hercegovina

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Population:

4,590,310 (2008)

Land area:

51,197 sq. km.

Capital:

Sarajevo (pop. 310,000; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Bosnia i Hercegovina ranked 68th in the UNDP Human Development Index and 92nd in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $2,890.07. Public debt accounts for 34 percent of total GDP, while 25 percent of Bosnia i Hercegovina’s population are beneath the poverty line.

Main language(s):

Serbo-Croat

Monkey's name:

Majmun (my-moon)

Fun fact:

At the 1995 Dayton Accords, Bosnia i Hercegovina was divided into two federated “republics”: the Muslim-Croat Federation and the Republika Srpska (Serb Republic, not to be confused with the state of Serbia). However, above and beyond the authority of the republics’ governments, the EU, U.S. and NATO placed a “High Representative.” The High Representative is not a BiH citizen and has sweeping powers, including the right to overrule the results of elections in the republics—a power he used in 1998 to replace the elected, Yugoslav-friendly president of Republika Srpska with the election-losing but Western-funded, NATO-friendly candidate. Democracy, NATO-style!

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