Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the smallest administrative unit is the municipality ("opština/општина" or "općina/опћина" in the official languages and scripts of the country). Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_0

Prior to the 1992–95 Bosnian War there were 109 municipalities in what was then Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_1

Ten of these formed the area of the capital Sarajevo. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_2

After the war the number of municipalities was increased to 143, grouped in the following way: Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_3

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  • 79 municipalities constitute the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), which comprises 51% of the country's total territory. The municipalities within the Federation are grouped into ten cantons.Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_item_0_0
  • 64 municipalities constitute the Republika Srpska (RS), which comprises 49% of the country's total territory.Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_item_0_1

In addition, Brčko District does not belong to either entity and is governed as a condominium of both FBiH and RS entities. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_4

The district corresponds to the pre-war Brčko municipality. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_5

Although technically not called a municipality, it is treated as such for statistic purposes. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_6

Administratively each municipality has a municipality council and a municipality head, and they usually consist of an urban area with the surrounding villages and rural areas around it. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_7

Bosnia and Herzegovina also has 24 officially designated cities: Banja Luka, Bihać, Tuzla, Mostar, Zenica, Doboj, Prijedor, Bijeljina, Trebinje, Široki Brijeg, Cazin, Goražde, Livno, Zvornik, Gradiška, Živinice, Gračanica, Srebrenik, Gradačac, Visoko, Ljubuški and Čapljina, each correspond to a single eponymous municipality. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_8

The cities of Sarajevo and Istočno Sarajevo consist of four and six municipalities respectively, which roughly correspond to the ten pre-war municipalities which constituted the capital city. Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_9

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Main article: Municipalities of Republika Srpska Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_sentence_10

See also Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina_section_2

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