Friday, 7 December 2012

Bosnia-Herzegovina Factual Index

  • Number of official languages: 3
  • Median age: 41.2
  • International ranking by land mass: 128
  • Number of Olympic Games medals: 0
  • Percentage of citizens who are Muslim: 40
  • Percentage of citizens who are Serbian Orthodox: 31
  • Percentage of citizens who are Roman Catholic: 15
  • Estimated number of Bosnian diaspora worldwide: 2 million
  • Number of current-serving BiH presidents: 3
  • Highest-ever International FIFA ranking: 19
  • Percentage of eligible Bosnians who voted in the national independence referendum in 1992: 63
  • Percentage of those (63 percent) eligible Bosnians who voted in favour of national independence: 99
  • Percentage of estimated population growth: -0.09
  • Estimated percentage of population under the poverty line: 18.6


  1. voters for independence - 99% ? Do you mean all "Bosnians" here, or only the percentage of the muslim population (Bosniacs)? Can't quite imagine that all the Serbs and Croats would have agreed as well.

  2. I should have worded it more clearly.

    Only 63% of eligible Bosnians and Herzegovinians (Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs) voted in the independence referendum of 1992.
    Out of those 63% who voted - 99% voted in favour of Bosnia and Herzegovina gaining independence.

    Remember that Herzegovina is mostly Catholic/Croatian, so they were in favour of breaking away from Yugoslavia along with the Bosniaks.
    Whilst Serbians disapproval towards the referendum can be shown by the fact that one-third of eligible voters abstained.

    Cheers again for forcing me to clean up my sloppy work!

    Not my original source, but what I could find with the little amount of time I have now:


  3. Alright, thanks for the clarification!