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Bosnia and Hercegovina

 
 
Equus
 
Reply Fri 4 Feb, 2005 03:04 pm
Other countries with 'and' in their name have definite parts- Trinidad AND Tobago, Serbia AND Montenegro, United Kingdom AND Northern Ireland...but I have never seen a map that separates Bosnia AND Hercegovina. Is there a distinct area 'Hercegovina' that is separate from Bosnia? Can anyone direct me to a map showing the division?
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 4 Feb, 2005 03:36 pm
The name has to do with to separate states till the Ottomans occupied it in the 15th century.

Even the division is not clear in this link, at least you can see the two parts of the country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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bayinghound
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2005 12:05 am
I think that the problem might be that the boundary between the two regions is not well-defined currently.

Wikipedia wrote:
The country's name comes from the two regions Bosnia and Herzegovina, which have a very vaguely defined border between them. Bosnia occupies roughly the northern two thirds of the country, while the southern third is Herzegovina.

The major cities are the capital Sarajevo, Banja Luka in the northwest region known as Bosanska Krajina, Tuzla in the northeast and Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina.


Wikipedia's Bosnia & Hercegovina Page

You can find, however, at the same link fairly precise boundaries for the ten cantons that make up the Federation of Bosnia-Hercegovina as well as the seven regions of Republika Srpska.

The Library at U Texas has a map illustrating the boundaries between the two entities, however:

U Texas Bosnia-Hercegovina Map

They don't mesh with the cantons, course.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2005 12:29 am
well, technically it's a hyphen, i think. Bosnia-Herzegovina. and technically, i'm not littlek, but dagmaraka, visiting littlek.
there was Czech and Slovak Federative Republic, but that one's done. Velvet Divorce it was. ummm, gotta go socialize...
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Equus
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2005 08:09 pm
Thanks. Now I are edyucated. Bayinghound's U of Texas map helped greatly.
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