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Flag of the Week: Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
 in the western Balkan Peninsula
 of Europe
. The larger region of Bosnia is in the northern and central parts, and Herzegovina occupies the south and southwest.
The national flag consisting of a blue field (background) divided by a large yellow triangle and a diagonal line of nine white stars; the stars at the top and bottom are cut off by the edges of the flag.
[Image: Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina]

Fast Facts
Area: 19,772 mi² (51,209 km²)
Population: 3,481,000 (est. 2021)
Capital: Sarajevo
Language: Bosnian; Croatian; Serbian
Religion: None
Currency: convertible marka (KM)
The roughly triangular-shaped Bosnia and Herzegovina is bordered on the north, west, and south by Croatia
, on the east by Serbia
, on the southeast by Montenegro
, and on the southwest by the Adriatic Sea
 along a narrow extension of the country.
[Image: Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina]
Famous Figures
Šefik Džaferović
 is the current Bosniak member of the Presidency
 of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goran Bregović is one of the most well-known modern musicians and composers of the Balkans.
[Images: Headshots of Šefik Džaferović and Goran Bregović]
Food and Culture
Begova Corba is a dish with slow-cooked chicken and vegetables.
Independence Day is celebrated on March 1st, to honor the freedom of the republic.
[Images: Begova Corba and flags hung in the streets for Independence Day]