Map showing the "Romanija mountains" just north of Sarajevo and next to the Stari Vlah
region in western Serbia
Landscape in the Romanija mountains
Romanija (Bosnian: Romanija/Романија) is a geographical region in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The main towns in the region are Pale, Sokolac, and Han Pijesak. The region is north of Sarajevo and local features include the "Romanija Mountains" and "Romanija Planina".
The name comes from the Vlachs (modern-day Romanians), who have used the mountains for pasturage since the Middle Ages. Only in the 19th century disappeared the last of them, who are connected and related to the population of Serbia's Stari Vlah region .
The area is famous for the local music, which was originally created by the Vlach shepperds.
Administratively the region is part of the Republika Srpska's region called: Region Sarajevo-Romanija
- ^ Video showing a Vlach woman singing a typical "Romanija mountains" song
Coordinates: 43°53′N 18°41′E / 43.883°N 18.683°E