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Brčko District

Brčko District
Brčko Distrikt
Брчко Дистрикт
Location of Brčko in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Brčko in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°52′0″N 18°47′0″E / 44.86667°N 18.78333°E / 44.86667; 18.78333Coordinates: 44°52′0″N 18°47′0″E / 44.86667°N 18.78333°E / 44.86667; 18.78333
Sovereign State Bosnia and Herzegovina
Established by Final Arbitration Decision 5 March 1999
 • Mayor Siniša Milić (SNSD)
 • President of the District Assembly Esed Kadrić (SDA)
 • International Supervisor
Bruce G. Berton
 • Total 493 km2 (173 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 93,028
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 76100
Area code(s) (+387) 49
ISO 3166 code BA-BRC
Website Official Web Site,
Official District Assembly Website
Official District Prosecutor Web Site

The Brčko District (pronounced [br̩̂t͡ʃkɔː]; Bosnian: Brčko distrikt/Брчко дистрикт) in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina is a self-governing administrative unit as well as condominium under the dual sovereignty of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska. The seat of the district is the city of Brčko.

The Brčko District was established after an arbitration process undertaken by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the Dayton Peace Accords however, the process could only arbitrate the disputed portion of the Inter-Entity Boundary Line (IEBL). The Brčko District was formed of the entire territory of the former Brčko municipality, of which 48% (including Brčko city) was in the Republika Srpska, while 52% was in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since the end of the Bosnian War, the European Union (EU) has maintained a diplomatic peace-keeping presence in the area.

Brčko was the only element in the Dayton Peace Agreement which was not finalized. The arbitration agreement was finalized in March 1999 resulting in a "district" as mentioned above which was to be administrated by an American Principal Deputy High Representative who is also ex officio the Brčko International Supervisor.