Canton 10

Canton 10

Canton 10 is the tenth canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in the western part of Bosnia. The capital is in Livno.

Geography and population

The area of the canton is 4,934 km², a tenth of the surface of Bosnia-Herzegovina. At the 1991 census, 115,726 people inhabited the Canton; at present, there are about 90,000. Rugged and wide karst fields characterize the Canton geographically.

Municipalities

It includes 6 municipalities: Drvar, Bosansko Grahovo, Glamoč, Kupres, Livno, Tomislavgrad.

Ethnic groups

The largest ethnic group in the canton are Croats, and the second largest are Serbs. Three municipalities have an ethnic Croat majority (Kupres, Livno, Tomislavgrad), and three have an ethnic Serb majority (Drvar, Bosansko Grahovo, Glamoč).

In 2003, population of Canton 10 numbered 83,701 people, including:
*66,138 Croats (79.0%)
*10,377 Serbs (12.4%)
*6,860 Bosniaks (8.2%)

Name

The local government refers to it as the "Hercegbosanska županija", Herzeg-Bosnian Canton, which makes a reference to a Bosnian Croat statelet of dubious constitutionality called Herceg-Bosna that existed during the Yugoslav wars. This name has been deemed unconstitutional by the Federation Constitutonal Court (partly because Canton 10 does not cover any part of Herzegovina). It is neutrally referred to as "Kanton 10" (Canton 10).

Features

The canton is situated near the border with Croatia and near following cantons: West Hercegovina Canton, Una-Sana Canton, Central Bosnia Canton and Herzegovina-Neretva Canton. It is situated in the western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is also situated near the Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The main center of the canton is in the city of Livno which is the biggest city in the canton. In the canton there are big fields like the Livno fields, there are big lakes like the Busko lake and the Kupres lake. There are green forests and high mountains like near Kupres, a city where many tourists (mostly from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) go to ski in the winter.

There are high mountains in this canton and the mountains makes a natural border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. There are also mountains near Kupres and in other central parts of the canton.

External links

* [http://www.hbzup.com/ Official site]


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