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Republika Srpska

Република Српска
Flag of Republika Srpska
Flag
Seal of Republika Srpska
Seal
Anthem: Моја Република
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
Capital Sarajevo (de jure)
Banja Luka (de facto;
administrative centre
)
Largest city Banja Luka
Official languages Serbian, Bosnian and Croatianb
Ethnic groups
(2013 census)
Government Parliamentary system
• President
Milorad Dodik
• Prime Minister
Željka Cvijanović
Legislature National Assembly
Formation
• Proclaimed
9 January 1992
• Recognized as
part of Bosnia
and Herzegovina
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)
Currency Republika Srpska dinar (1992-1994)
Yugoslav dinar (1994-1998)
convertible mark (1998-present) (BAM)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Calling code +387
ISO 3166 code BA-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).
  3. Including refugees abroad
  4. Excluding Republika Srpska's 48% of the Brčko District

Republika Srpska (Serbo-Croatian: Република Српска / Republika Srpska) is one of the two parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other part is the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and there is also a special city that is not in either, the Brčko District.

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Map of the Regions of Republika Srpska

Regions

The Republika Srpska has seven main parts (called regions). They are:

Region Municipalities Comments
1. Banja Luka Banja Luka (City status), Čelinac, Gradiška, Istočni Drvar, Jezero, Kneževo, Kostajnica, Kotor Varoš, Kozarska Dubica, Krupa na Uni, Kupres, Laktaši, Mrkonjić Grad, Novi Grad, Oštra Luka, Petrovac, Prijedor (City status), Ribnik, Srbac, Šipovo, Teslić
2. Doboj Brod, Derventa, Doboj (City status), Donji Žabar, Modriča, Pelagićevo, Petrovo, Prnjavor, Stanari, Šamac, Vukosavlje
3. Bijeljina Bijeljina (City status), Lopare, Ugljevik
4. Vlasenica Bratunac, Milići, Osmaci, Srebrenica, Šekovići, Vlasenica, Zvornik (City status)
5. Sarajevo-Romanija or Sokolac Han Pijesak, Istočna Ilidža, Istočno Novo Sarajevo, Istočni Stari Grad, Istočno Sarajevo (City status), Pale, Rogatica, Sokolac, Trnovo
6. Foča Čajniče, Foča, Kalinovik, Novo Goražde or Ustiprača, Rudo, Višegrad
7. Trebinje Berkovići, Bileća, Gacko, Istočni Mostar, Ljubinje, Nevesinje, Trebinje (City status)
Brčko District Brčko District is place controlled by Bosnia and Herzegovina instead.

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