Republic of Srpska Government
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Basic Facts


Area: 24.667 km2, or 49% territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Population: 1.147.902 (Census 2018)

Official language: Languages of Serb, Croat and Bosniak people

Symbols of the Republic of Srpska: Emblem, Flag and Anthem

Religions: Orthodox, Catholic, Muslim and others

Administrative seat: Banja Luka (180.000 citizens)

Climate: Moderately continental, mountain, mountain-valley and Mediterranean

GDP: € 5.461.519.000 (2018)

GDP per capita: € 4.758 (2018)

Average GDP growth rate: 3.9% (2018)

Currency: Convertible marc (KM), 1 € = 1.95583КМ

Average net salary: € 463 (2019)

Time zone: GMT+1hour

Banks and post offices: The majority of banks and post offices are open from 08.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 08.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners and others are accepted at most shops, hotels and restaurants.

Shops: Food shops are mostly open from 06.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from 06.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m. on Sundays. Most towns have grocery stores that are open 24 hours a day.

Pharmacies: Are open from 08.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m., Saturday from 08.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m. There is a duty pharmacy open seven days a week in every town.

Phone service: To dial a number in the Republic of Srpska from abroad, the country code is +387.

Important phone numbers:

  • Police: 122
  • Fire department: 123
  • Ambulance: 124
  • Road emergency: 1285