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Bosnia-Hercegovina

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BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA
BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA

Bosnia has been ravaged by civil war and, although currently at peace, there is still tension between the Serbs, Croats and Muslims. The country is divided into the Serb Republika Srbska and the Muslim and Croat federation, and there is little co-operation between the two regions.

The city of Brčko External has been put under international control.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

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Table of Contents

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

1 Marka (ISO 4217=BAM). Though this is the official currency unit, each ethnic group tends to use currency from its neighbours – from Croatia or from Serbia.

International telephone access code

387

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

BA

Internet country code

BA

GRC Country Code

BOS

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Number format

   1.234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Languages

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Most of the population speak Serbo-Croatian External. Serbs use the Cyrillic script, Croats the Latin script. Given the ethnic tensions within the country, choosing the correct script and dialect for each correspondent is essential. There are also speakers of Vlach Romani External.

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Forms of address

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Persons with an academic degree of a certain level will be addressed in this way:

   Male            Female
   Doktor           Doktorica        Medical degree or Ph.D.
   Inziner          Inzinjerka       Engineering degree.
   Magistar         Magistar         Masters degree.  Abbreviated to mr (note lower case!)

Personal names in Bosnia-Hercegovina

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Personal names tend to follow the pattern:

   Surname[ ]Given name(s).

Married women typically take their husband's surname, sometimes added to their own.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Company legal forms

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Bosnian company types include:

   a.d. - akcionarsko društvo
   d.d. - dioničko društvo (Joint-stock company)
   d.j.l. - društvo jednog lica (sole trader)
   d.n.o. - društvo s neograničenom solidarnom odgovornošćub (Unlimited Joint Liability Company)
   d.o.o. - društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću (Limited Liability Company)
   k.d. - komanditno društvo (Limited Partnership) 

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Address format

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Addresses are written as follows:

   Name
   Thoroughfare[ ]number
   postal code[ ]SETTLEMENT

For example

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B.B. (bez broja)indicates “without number”.

For information pertaining to the position of the thoroughfare type in an address, please refer to the chapter on Croatia.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

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Bosnia-Hercegovina - Post office box

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This is written Postanski Fah or PF. in Serbo-Croatian.

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Postal codes

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The postal codes (Poštanski Brojevi) used consist of a block of 5 digits. Postal codes begin with the numbers 7, 80, 88 or 89. The first two digits indicate the postal region, the last three the post office.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Postal code format graphic

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Bosnia-Hercegovina - Postal code format

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Postal code specifics

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Postal code regular expression

\A(7[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|80[0-9][0-9][0-9]|88[0-9][0-9][0-9]|89[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Bosnia-Hercegovina

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Refer to Exonyms in Bosnia-Hercegovina for full lists of place names in Bosnia-Hercegovina in other languages.

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Bosnia-Hercegovina

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All area codes (from abroad) have a length of two digits, fixed-line subscriber numbers have a length of 6 digits. Mobile numbers have the area codes 60-66 or 70 and a full length of 8 or 9 digits.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2017. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.