Romanija

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Romanija
Romanija Landscape.JPG
Landscape in the Romanija mountain
Highest point
Elevation 1,652 m (5,420 ft)
Coordinates 43°51′36″N 18°40′12″E / 43.86000°N 18.67000°E / 43.86000; 18.67000Coordinates: 43°51′36″N 18°40′12″E / 43.86000°N 18.67000°E / 43.86000; 18.67000
Geography
Romanija is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Romanija
Romanija
Location of Romanija
Location Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Parent range Dinaric Alps

Romanija (Serbian Cyrillic: Романија) is a mountain and geographical region in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the main towns of Pale, Sokolac, and Han Pijesak, to the north-east of Sarajevo. Its geographical extent lies within Republika Srpska. Its highest point is Veliki Lupoglav (1,652 m).[citation needed]

A football club from the neighbouring town of Pale bears its name, FK Romanija.

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1890 Map showing the "Romanija mountains" just north of Sarajevo and next to the Stari Vlah region in western Serbia

The region is north of Sarajevo and local features include the "Romanija Mountains" and "Romanija Planina".

The name comes from the "Romanized" populations called Vlachs (modern-day Romanians), who have used the mountains for pasturage since the Middle Ages.[1]

Only at the end of the 19th century disappeared the last of these Vlachs, 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.[2] Its geographical extent lies within Republika Srpska. Its highest point is Veliki Lupoglav (1,652 m).

Administratively the region was part of the Republika Srpska's region called: Region Sarajevo-Romanija[3] (formerly SAO Romanija).[4]

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