D55 state road in the eastern part of Croatia connects the cities and towns of Vukovar, Vinkovci, Županja to the state road network of Croatia, most notably to the A3 motorway. The road is 48.6 km long. The route comprises some urban intersections in the city of Vinkovci; the D55 state road intersects the Vukovar-Srijem County through an area that connects the regions of Slavonia and Syrmia. The road, as well as all other state roads in Croatia, is managed and maintained by Hrvatske ceste, state-owned company. Traffic is counted and reported by Hrvatske ceste, operator of the road
D27 road (Croatia)
D27 is a state road connecting Gračac in the southern part of Lika, Croatia to D8 state road via Benkovac. The road is 96.9 kilometres long. The road provides an alternate route to the sections of A1 motorway and the D8 state road that cross the Maslenica strait over the two Maslenica bridges, underneath the Velebit; this is important when strong wind or storms cause the A1 motorway section between Maslenica Bridge and Sveti Rok Tunnel to be closed for traffic for safety reasons. The road, as well as all other state roads in Croatia, is managed and maintained by Hrvatske ceste, a state-owned company. Traffic is counted and reported by Hrvatske ceste, operator of the road. Substantial variations between annual and summer traffic volumes are attributed to the fact that the road connects a number of summer resorts to Croatian motorway network. Highways in Croatia
Narodne novine is the official gazette of the Republic of Croatia which publishes laws, regulations and official decisions and releases them in the public domain. It is published by the eponymous public company; the Narodne novine started as the Novine Horvatzke, first published on January 6, 1835 by Ljudevit Gaj, who created and printed the paper. The first usage of the term "Narodne novine" was in 1843, but the paper changed several names over the years according to the name of the state that Croatia was part of. Gaj sold the original publishing company to the government in 1868; the current incarnation of the company was founded in 1952. In 2001 the company became a public company; the Narodne novine as the official gazette of the Republic of Croatia promulgates acts and other rules and regulations of the Croatian Parliament, bylaws of the Croatian Government and Decrees of the President of the Republic. On publication, legislation begins a brief period known as vacatio legis, allowing it to become known before taking legal effect.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina, known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe, located within the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo is largest city. Bosnia and Herzegovina is an landlocked country – it has a narrow coast at the Adriatic Sea, about 20 kilometres long surrounding the town of Neum, it is bordered by Croatia to the north and south. In the central and eastern interior of the country the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, the northeast is predominantly flatland; the inland, Bosnia, is a geographically larger region and has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold and snowy winters. The southern tip, has a Mediterranean climate and plain topography. Bosnia and Herzegovina traces permanent human settlement back to the Neolithic age and after which it was populated by several Illyrian and Celtic civilizations. Culturally and the country has a rich history, having been first settled by the Slavic peoples that populate the area today from the 6th through to the 9th centuries.
In the 12th century the Banate of Bosnia was established, which evolved into the Kingdom of Bosnia in the 14th century, after which it was annexed into the Ottoman Empire, under whose rule it remained from the mid-15th to the late 19th centuries. The Ottomans brought Islam to the region, altered much of the cultural and social outlook of the country; this was followed by annexation into the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, which lasted up until World War I. In the interwar period and Herzegovina was part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and after World War II, it was granted full republic status in the newly formed Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Following the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the republic proclaimed independence in 1992, followed by the Bosnian War, lasting until late 1995. Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina has grown at double digit rates in recent years. Bosnia and Herzegovina is regionally and internationally renowned for its natural environment and cultural heritage inherited from six historical civilizations, its cuisine, winter sports, its eclectic and unique music and its festivals, some of which are the largest and most prominent of their kind in Southeastern Europe.
The country is home to three main ethnic groups or constituent peoples, as specified in the constitution. Bosniaks are the largest group of the three, with Serbs second, Croats third. A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of ethnicity, is identified in English as a Bosnian. Minorities, defined under the constitutional nomenclature "Others", include Jews, Poles and Turks. Bosnia and Herzegovina has a bicameral legislature and a three-member Presidency composed of a member of each major ethnic group. However, the central government's power is limited, as the country is decentralized and comprises two autonomous entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, with a third unit, the Brčko District, governed under local government; the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of 10 cantons. Bosnia and Herzegovina ranks in terms of human development, has an economy dominated by the industry and agriculture sectors, followed by the tourism and service sectors; the country has a social security and universal healthcare system, primary- and secondary-level education is tuition-free.
It is a member of the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, PfP, CEFTA, a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean upon its establishment in July 2008. The country is a potential candidate for membership to the European Union and has been a candidate for NATO membership since April 2010, when it received a Membership Action Plan; the first preserved acknowledged mention of Bosnia is in De Administrando Imperio, a politico-geographical handbook written by the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII in the mid-10th century describing the "small land" of "Bosona". The name is believed to have derived from the hydronym of the river Bosna coursing through the Bosnian heartland. According to philologist Anton Mayer the name Bosna could derive from Illyrian *"Bass-an-as"), which would derive from the Proto-Indo-European root "bos" or "bogh"—meaning "the running water". According to English medievalist William Miller the Slavic settlers in Bosnia "adapted the Latin designation Basante, to their own idiom by calling the stream Bosna and themselves Bosniaks ".
The name Herzegovina originates from Bosnian magnate Stjepan Vukčić Kosača's title, "Herceg of Hum and the Coast". Hum Zahumlje, was an early medieval principality, conquered by the Bosnian Banate in the first half of the 14th century; the region was administered by the Ottomans as the Sanjak of Herzegovina within the Eyalet of Bosnia up until the formation of the short-lived Herzegovina Eyalet in the 1830s, which remerged in the 1850s, after which the entity became known as Bosnia and Herzegovina. On initial proclamation of independence in 1992, the country's official name was the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina but following the 1995 Dayton Agreement and the new constitution that accompanied it the official name was changed to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia has been inhabited by humans since at least the Neolithic age; the earliest Neolithic population became known in the Antiquity as the Illyrians. Celtic migrations in the 4th century BC were notable. Concrete historical e
D7 road (Croatia)
D7 is a state road connecting Beli Manastir, Osijek, Čepin and Đakovo to Slavonski Šamac border crossing to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to Duboševica border crossing to Hungary. The road is 115.2 km long. The D7 state road runs parallel to the A5 motorway along its entire length, connecting to all A5 interchanges directly or indirectly, thus serving as an alternate and backup road to the motorway. Since the A5 motorway is not completed to the national borders, the D7 road serves as connecting road for A5 traffic to the border crossings to Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina; the road, as well as all other state roads in Croatia, is maintained by Hrvatske ceste. Traffic is counted and reported by Hrvatske ceste, operator of the road
D5 road (Croatia)
D5 is a state road in the eastern Croatia the A3 motorway Okučani interchange to a number of cities in the western Slavonia region, including Pakrac and Daruvar, as well as to Drava River valley city of Virovitica. The road links international border crossings Terezino Polje and Stara Gradiška providing access to Barcs and Bosanska Gradiška, Bosnia and Herzegovina respectively; the road is 123.1 km long. The road, as well as all other state roads in Croatia, is managed and maintained by Hrvatske ceste, a state-owned company. Traffic is counted and reported by Hrvatske ceste, operator of the road
Privlaka, Vukovar-Srijem County
Privlaka is a village in Croatia. It located 12 km south of the town of Vinkovci. In the 2001 census, there were 3,776 inhabitants. One Scordisci archaeological site in Privlaka dating back to late La Tène culture was excavated in the 1970s and 1980s as a part of rescue excavations in eastern Croatia. Archaeological site was a part of the settlement network of Scordisci in the area of Vinkovci. Official website