Europe > Balkans > Bosnia and Herzegovina > Bosanska Krajina
Bosanska Krajina is in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Banja Luka — capital of Republika Srpska, with many historical sights
- Bihać — city on Croatian border, surrounded by an impressive nature
- Bosanska Gradiška — town in the east of the region, on the banks of Sava River
- Gradiska — town on Croatian border
- Jajce — nice old town with a fortress and waterfalls in the surrounding countryside
- Krupa na Vrbasu
- Kozara — a national park with dense forests and hilly meadows, a hiking and hunting destination
Roughly a triangle bordered by Croatia to north and west, Central Bosnia to southeast, and Northeastern Bosnia to east, Bosanska Krajina is the northwestern part of the country. The name of the province, meaning the "Bosnian Frontier" in all of the local languages (Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian; Serbian Cyrillic: Босанска Крајина) as well as in other Slavic ones, is a legacy of the rivalry between the Austrian and the Ottoman Empires, as the region was for long the borderland between these two major powers of the past.
Roughly divided politically in half, western half of Bosanska Krajina forms part of Bosniak/Croat-majority Federation, while eastern half forms part of Republic of Srpska. Most of formerly multi-ethnic towns of the region are now (since the Yugoslav Wars of 1992–1995) dominated by an ethnicity, depending on which side of the inter-entity border they fall on.
All three languages of the region (Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian) are mutually intelligible with each other, however while in Republic of Srpska, you may need to decrypt some Cyrillic.
Ride-sharing in the region is in 2012 often done through the Trazim- nudim prevoz (Searching- offering transport) Facebook group.
- Fly-fishing. The majority of the premier fly fishing waters in Bosnia are concentrated in the North-Western region of Bosanska Krajina and the Sana is a river in the heart of it.