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Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina

All Is Not Gold That Glitters.

 

General


Population: 4,622,163 (2011)
Land Area: 51,129 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, forests, hydropower
Capital: Sarajevo
Political System: Federal Democratic Republic
State Leader: Bakir Izetbegovic (Bosniak)(2010), Nebojsa Radmanovic(Serb)(2006), Zeljka Komsic (Croat)(2006)
Head of Government: Nikola Spiric (2007)
Languages: Bosnia, Croatian, Serbian
Currency: Convertible Mark (BAM)
Major Religions: Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, Other 14%
Major Ethnicities: Bosniak 48%, Serb 37.1%, Croat 14.3%, Other 0.6%
Life Expectancy: 78.81 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 16.32 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 30.44 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 6,600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 0.7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6.5%, Industry 28.4%, Services 65.1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 20.5%, Industry 32.6%, Services 47% (2008)
Industries: Steel, coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, manganese, bauxite, vehicle assembly, textiles, tobacco products, wooden furniture, tank and aircraft assembly, domestic appliances, oil refining
Agriculture Products: Wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.733 (74th)
Tourism Revenue: 514 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 43.1% (2010)

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Army Size: 24 672 (2004)
Budget: 4.5% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Bosnia is located in the Balkans, it is bordered by Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. Bosnia's economy was severely affected by the war in the 1990s, it is now rebuilding and growing at a steady 5% rate. Bosnia is attracting large foreign investments and is working on reducing its debt.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wikipedia: Bosnia and Herzegovina
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BIH.html

Updated on: December 2, 2011