Bosnia and Herzegovina

geographical name
Bos·​nia and Her·​ze·​go·​vi·​na | \ ˈbäz-nē-ə How to pronounce Bosnia and Herzegovina (audio) , ˈbȯz- \

Definition of Bosnia and Herzegovina

independent state comprising the historical regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and now divided on the basis of ethnicity and religion into the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which shares its western and southern borders with Croatia , and the Republika Srpska, which shares its northern border with Croatia and its eastern border with Montenegro and Serbia; capital Sarajevo area 19,767 square miles (51,197 square kilometers), population 3,850,000

Note: Bosnia and Herzegovina was a federated republic of Yugoslavia from 1946 to 1992.

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“Bosnia and Herzegovina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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