Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country Profile
 

Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Bosna i Hercegovina)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
6 April 1992
Capital City:
Sarajevo
Total Area Ranking:
128 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
129 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Bosnia and Herzegovina is situated in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Croatia to the north and west, Serbia to the east and Montenegro to the south east. There is a short coastal strip on the Adriatic Sea, only a few miles long.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a mountainous country, with the Dinaric Alps running along the western border with Croatia and further mountain ranges inland which extend to the Serbian border. In contrast, the northern border with Croatia is relatively low-lying and fertile. The total land area is 51,130 sq km (19,741 sq miles).
The Population of 4 million (2000 figure) comprises 44% of ethnic Bosnian origin, 31% Serbian, 17% Croat and 8% other ethnic groups. Some 40% of the people are Muslim, 31% Serbian Orthodox, 15% Roman Catholic, 4% Protestant and 10% other faiths. The capital city is Sarajevo.
Following the 1992-1995 War, the Bosnian state was partitioned into two separate autonomous regions, a Moslem/Croat dominated region called the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a Serb dominated region called the Republika Srpska.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Bosnia and Herzegovina History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Bosnia-Hercegovina
wikipedia: Bosnia and Herzegovina
wikipedia: History of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Just after independence in 1992, Bosnian civil aircraft were registed in the BH-xxx series, but in May 1993 moved to a new officially allocated series commencing T9-AAA onwards. From 8 August 2007 the country prefix for Bosnia and Herzegovina in aviation changed from T9 to E7.
Official BiH Aircraft Register
Rotorspot: Complete (Historical) Civil Rotorcraft Register of Bosnia & Herzegovina
‘Spotters’ civil aircraft registers

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Historical military air arms-
Air Force (Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) [1992-2006]
Air Force (Republika Srpska Air Force) [1992-2006]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (BiH Government Aviation Unit) [1992-2002]
Government Aviation (Republika Srpska Government Aviation Unit)
Border Guard Aviation (Granična policija/Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina – no aviation unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no public EMS aviation unit in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina region at the moment
Medical/Police Aviation (Helicopter Service of the Republic of Srpska)
Police Aviation (State Investigation and Protection Agency – uses Air Force helicopters)
Police Aviation (Bosna i Hercegovina Policija)
Police Aviation (Republika Srpska Ministry of the Interior – helicopters are operated by the Helicopter Service of RS)

Commercial Aviation

Air Bosna [1994-2003]
Air Srpska
B&H Airlines

wikipedia: Airlines of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The World’s Airlines: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Private Aviation

To be added.

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

SOKO

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Historijski Muzej Bosne i Hercegovine

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

No aviation magazines known.

Aviation Bibliography

Bosnian Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Aviation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Aviation Forum

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