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Political divisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Political divisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

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The Dayton Agreement recognized a second tier of government in Bosnia and Herzegovina, comprised of two entities - a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Serb Republika Srpska (RS) - each presiding over roughly one-half the territory. The Federation and RS governments are charged with overseeing internal functions.

Inter-entity borders are not determined on natural geographical features of the region. Its borders were postulated as part of the political agreement that was based on ethnic division and are used to determine the extents of political jurisdictions within entities. On the ground there is no active border between RS and FBiH and one would generally not know the difference when crossing from one entity into another.

The city of Brčko in northeastern Bosnia is a self-governing administrative unit under the sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina; it is part of both, the Federation and Republika Srpska. The district remains under international supervision.

The Federation is further divided into cantons, see Cantons of the Federation, which are then subdivided into municipalities.

The Republika Srpska is further divided into municipalities, which are then grouped into regions, see Regions of Republika Srpska.

See also

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