East Herzegovina

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This article is about the region in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the region in Montenegro, see Old Herzegovina.
East Herzegovina
Region
East Herzegovina in light blue, within Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina
East Herzegovina in light blue, within Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 43°28′37″N 17°48′54″E / 43.47694°N 17.81500°E / 43.47694; 17.81500Coordinates: 43°28′37″N 17°48′54″E / 43.47694°N 17.81500°E / 43.47694; 17.81500
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Largest city Trebinje (31,433)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)

East Herzegovina (Serbo-Croatian: Istočna Hercegovina; Serbian Cyrillic: Источна Херцеговина) is a term used to describe the east part of the historical Herzegovina region (i.e. of Duchy of Saint Sava and Sanjak of Herzegovina), located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, east of the Neretva river, Major towns are Trebinje, Nevesinje, Foča and Bileća, located in Republika Srpska, predominantly inhabited by ethnic Serbs (see Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina). West Herzegovina is west of the Neretva river, and is today administratively part of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton and West Herzegovina Canton, predominantly inhabited by ethnic Croats. The eastern parts of historical Herzegovina lie in Montenegro, in so-called "Old Herzegovina", which became part of the Principality of Montenegro in 1878. In 1991, local ethnic Serbs of the region declared the territory of SAO East Herzegovina independent and joined other Serb territories into Republika Srpska by 1992. The meso-region has since been named Trebinje Region (Regija Trebinje/Регија Требиње).

Municipalities[edit]

Settlement Population (2013)
Berkovići 2,727
Bileća 11,536
Foča 19,811
Gacko 9,734
Istočni Mostar 280
Kalinovik 2,240
Ljubinje 3,756
Nevesinje 13,758
Trebinje 31,433

Culture[edit]

The "Association of Municipalities of Herzegovina"

Events[edit]

  • Miss East Herzegovina

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