Republic of Srpska:
Bellow: Frequently used
emblem of Serbs' Republic.
Bosnia and Hercegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1992.
Serbs from Bosnia, not wanting to live as a minority in the Muslim dominated
country, carved out territories of Bosnia where they were a majority
and called it Republic of Serbs (Republika Srpska). In the Dayton Accords
of 1995, Republic of Srpska was recognized by the international community
and since has formed a confederation with Muslim-Croat Federation- together
Banja Luka is the capital city of the Republic of Srpska, which
includes 49% of Bosnia. Population of Banja Luka is 300 000,
making it the second largest city in Bosnia and Hercegovina after Sarajevo,
and the largest in Republic of Srpska.
Above: The main street in the town, Gospodska.
Above: The most significant Serbian Orthodox Church in Banja