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Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina contains a wide medium blue vertical band on the fly side with a yellow right triangle abutting the band and the top of the flag. The remainder of the flag is medium blue with seven full five-pointed white stars and two half stars top and bottom along the hypotenuse of the triangle.

The three points of the triangle stand for the three main ethnic groups (or "constituent peoples") of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs. The triangle represents the approximate shape of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The stars, representing Europe, are meant to be infinite in number and thus they continue from top to bottom. The flag features colors often associated with neutrality and peace – white, blue, and yellow. They are also colors traditionally associated with Bosnia. The blue background is suggestive of the flag of Europe.

The green flag with the white crescent and star pointing to the left was used by Bosniak landlords in border parts in southern and western Herzegovina. The flag was most commonly used in wars. It also accompanied the troops of the Eyalet of Bosnia during the second siege of Khotyn in Bukowina. It differs from Ottoman flag by size and direction of crescent, but also it is swallow-shaped, like some West-European jacks and ensigns.

In the 1830s revolt by Husein Gradaščević the green flag with a yellow crescent and star was used. The revolt's aim was for Bosnia to gain autonomy from the Ottoman Empire.

In 1878 Bosnia existed briefly as an independent nation. Its flag was very similar to the flag used by Husein Gradaščević's revolt of 1830. It was a yellow crescent and star on a green background, with the crescent thinner than the previous flag's. Bosnia was independent in 1878 for a few months, after the Ottoman troops left, but shortly afterward the Austro-Hungarians occupied Bosnia after an agreement reached in Berlin among major European powers. The green/golden flag was in use for about only two months.

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Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina ( or ; Serbo-Croatian: Bosna i Hercegovina [BiH] / Боснa и Херцеговина [БиХ]), sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina, and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe, located within the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is an almost landlocked country – it has a narrow coast at the Adriatic Sea, about 20 km long surrounding the town of Neum. It is bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south; Serbia to the east; and Montenegro to the southeast. In the central and eastern interior of the country the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and the northeast is predominantly flatland. The inland, Bosnia, is a geographically larger region and has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold and snowy winters. The southern tip, Herzegovina, has a Mediterranean climate and plain topography.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Croatia 
  •  Montenegro 
  •  Serbia 

Language

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)  Bandiera della Bosnia ed Erzegovina (Italiano)  Vlag van Bosnië en Herzegovina (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Bosnie-Herzégovine (Français)  Flagge von Bosnien und Herzegowina (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Bósnia e Herzegovina (Português)  Флаг Боснии и Герцеговины (Русский)  Bandera de Bosnia y Herzegovina (Español)  Flaga Bośni i Hercegowiny (Polski)  波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那国旗 (中文)  Bosnien och Hercegovinas flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Bosniei și Herțegovinei (Română)  ボスニア・ヘルツェゴビナの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Боснії і Герцеговини (Українська)  Национално знаме на Босна и Херцеговина (Български)  보스니아 헤르체고비나의 국기 (한국어)  Bosnia ja Hertsegovinan lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Bosnia dan Herzegovina (Bahasa Indonesia)  Bosnijos ir Hercegovinos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Bosnien-Hercegovinas flag (Dansk)  Vlajka Bosny a Hercegoviny (Česky)  Bosna-Hersek bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Босне и Херцеговине (Српски / Srpski)  Bosnia ja Hertsegoviina lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Bosny a Hercegoviny (Slovenčina)  Bosznia-Hercegovina zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Bosne i Hercegovine (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติบอสเนียและเฮอร์เซโกวีนา (ไทย)  Zastava Bosne in Hercegovine (Slovenščina)  Bosnijas un Hercegovinas karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία της Βοσνίας και Ερζεγοβίνης (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Bosna và Hercegovina (Tiếng Việt) 
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