Posavina Canton

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Posavina Canton

Posavski kanton
Županija Posavska
Flag of Canton 10
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Coat of arms
Location of Canton 10
StatusCanton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Capital
and largest city
Orašje
Official languagesCroatian and Bosnian
Ethnic groups
(2013[1])
77.32% Croats
19.00% Bosniaks
1.91% Serbs
1.77% others
Demonym(s)Posavinian
GovernmentParliamentary system
• Prime Minister
Đuro Topić (HDZ BiH)
LegislatureAssembly of the Posavina Canton
Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Establishment
12 June 1996
Area
• Total
325 km2 (125 sq mi)
Population
• 2013 census
43,453
• Density
147.97/km2 (383.2/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
• Total
BAM 218.404 million
• Per capita
BAM 4541.7
CurrencyBAM
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Date formatdd-mm-yyy
Driving sideright

The Posavina Canton (Bosnian and Serbian: Posavski kanton/Посавски кантон, Croatian: Županija Posavska) is one of ten cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the smallest canton with an area of only 325 km². Its capital is Orašje.

Municipalities

The canton is split into the municipalities of Domaljevac, Odžak, and Orašje.

Politics

The cantonal assembly is composed of:

Geography

The canton lies near the border with Croatia and near the river Sava which forms a natural border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Odžak and Orašje-Domaljevac form two exclaves of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Posavina is a region which includes other parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and parts of Croatia. Because of that, this canton is sometimes called Bosanska Posavina (Bosnian Posavina) and is the only part of northern Bosnia near the border with Croatia that lies in the Federation. The rest of northern Bosnia near the river Sava and near the border is the Brčko District and the Republika Srpska. The Brčko district divides Republika Srpska into 2 parts.

The Posavina canton's position near the Sava river makes it a good place for agriculture because it is a flat lowland and there are no mountains in the area. It is like this in the entire northern border with Croatia, with a great deal of farming and agriculture. The river Sava is a river that flows through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. In Bosnia and Herzegovina it flows through the northern border and makes a natural border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

Posavina means literally along Sava in the local language. The river Sava is the largest navigable river in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Much of the food in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia comes from this region, not only Bosnian Posavina but the rest of the fertile fields along the river Sava.

Demographics

2013 Census

Municipality Nationality
Total
Bosniaks
%
Croats
%
Serbs
%
Odžak 6,220 33.04 11,621 61.74 582 3.09 18,821
Orašje 2,015 10.14 17,345 87.33 157 0.79 19,861
Domaljevac-Šamac 17 0.35 4,634 97.12 92 1.92 4,771
Canton 8,252 18.99 33,600 77.32 831 1.91 43,453

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Municipality Nationality
Total
Croats
%
Serbs
%
Bosniaks
%
Other
%
Odžak 16,338 54.36 5,667 18.85 6,220 20.69 1,831 6.09 30,056
Orašje 21,308 75.12 4,235 14.93 1,893 6.67 931 3.28 28,367
Domaljevac-Šamac 4,598 98.02 26 0.55 7 0.15 60 1.28 4,691
Canton 42,224 66.90 9,928 15.73 8,113 12.85 2,822 4.47 63,114
1991 census

Sport

HNK Orašje, the local football club from Orašje won the Football Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

See also

References

  1. ^ Sarajevo, juni 2016. CENZUS OF POPULATION, HOUSEHOLDS AND DWELLINGS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, 2013 FINAL RESULTS (PDF). BHAS. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ Link text, additional text.