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Re: Exclaves of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • jnibert
    Thank you, Alex. If you are able, would you please point out on the photo of the mine fields where the two small semi-exclaves might be located? Jeff ... of
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2013
      Thank you, Alex.

      If you are able, would you please point out on the photo of the mine
      fields where the two small semi-exclaves might be located?

      Jeff

      --- In borderpoint@yahoogroups.com, George Washington <kubana2005@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > As a member from the Balkans, I would like to point out about domestic
      > exclaves in Bosnia & Herzegovina. As you know, BiH is divided into 2
      > entities (Federation and the Republic of Srpska) and the District of
      > Brčko which is officially a condominium. The boundary between the
      > entities is called IEBL (Inter-Entity Boundary Line).
      >
      >
      >
      > Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has 2 inhabited exclaves (one
      > consists of the municipality of Odžak, while the other one consist
      of
      > two municipalities: Orašje and Domaljevac). There are also 2
      uninhabited
      > semi-exclaves of FBiH surrounded by Brčko district. I said
      > semi-exclaves because Brčko is also a condominium. Those 2
      uninhabited
      > exclaves are very small and there is even a possibility that they are
      on
      > a mine field. Ordinary maps don't show them. We could also say that
      > Orašje-Domaljevac is a semi-exclave, since it borders the District
      of
      > Brčko.
      >
      >
      >
      > The exclave of Odžak. borders Croatia to the north, and the
      Republic of Srpska to the south.
      > I
      > visited the town of Å amac, which is a Serb populated town in the
      > Republic of Srpska and the village of Prud, which is Croat populated
      > village in the Federation (exclave of Odžak)
      >
      >
      > Å amac and Prud are separated by the river of Bosna, which is where
      the
      > IEBL goes. The bridge that divides the entities is a one-way bridge,
      so
      > the traffic is monitored by a traffic light. There are no official
      > markings when you enter one of the entities at that bridge (apart from
      > the Srpska flag), although one can see large number of Srpska flags in
      > the Srpska entity and the Croatian flags in that part of the
      Federation.
      > In the village of Prud, only Latin script is used and the post office
      > is a HP Mostar (Croatian Bosnian postal operator), while in Å amac,
      there
      > is a larger use of the Serbian Cyrillic script and the Srpska Post
      > Offices.Â
      >
      >
      >
      > I also posted the map of the 2 exclaves. The town of Å amac is not
      > shown since it is in Srpska, although it is located between the 2
      > exclaves, on the part of Srpska which borders Croatia.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Alex
      >
      >
      > Belgrade, Serbia
      >
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