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Pale (Пале) is a small town in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located northeast of Sarajevo. Pale was the official capital of Republika Srpska during the Bosnian war. Republika Srpska shaded red Official languages Serbian, Croatian, Bosniak Capital de jure Sarajevo, de facto Banja Luka Area  – Total  – % water  24,811 km²  n/a Population  – Total (2001)  – Density  1,490,993  60/km² Ethnic groups (1996) Serbs: 90% Bosniaks: 7% Others: 3% President Dragan Čavić Prime minister Pero Bukejlović... View of Sarajevo from the east. ... This is the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...

In the census of 1991, the municipality of Pale had 16,310 residents: 11,269 Serbs, 4356 Bosniaks, 394 Yugoslavs, 126 Croats and 165 others. Today there are about 30,000 inhabitants, mostly Serbian refugees from Sarajevo. Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Bosniaks (Bosnian: Bošnjaci) are a Southeast European ethnic group, descended from Slavic converts to Islam during the Ottoman period (15th-19th century), living primarily in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sandzak region of Serbia and Montenegro. ... The Yugoslavs were a relatively short-lived nationality that was created at the time of Yugoslavia. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where theyre one of the constitutive nations). ...

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Pale (town) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (452 words)
The municipality of Pale is one of the municipalities of the City of Istočno Sarajevo.
Pale is additionally referred to by its Serb inhabitants, and in fact by many of the inhabitants of the Republika Srpska (Serb Republic), as 'Srpsko Sarajevo', or 'Serb Sarajevo'.
Pale continues to be referred to as Serb Sarajevo due to the fact that, after the Dayton Peace Accords, Sarajevo-proper was designated as belonging to the Muslim-Croat Federation, but Bosnian Serbs, having lived in Sarajevo for generations themselves, wanted to retain some claim to their city.
Pale (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
The Pale or the English Pale comprised a region in a radius of 20 miles around Dublin which the English in Ireland gradually fortified against incursion from Gaelic Ireland.
Pale as a term for an area of restricted settlement also appears outside Ireland: notably in the western portions of Tsarist Russia, once designated as the "Jewish Pale" - see Pale of Settlement, and historically, for the region around Calais while it was under English dominion.
In heraldry, a pale is a vertical ordinary and per pale a vertical division of the field.
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