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View on Čelinac
View on Čelinac
Coat of arms of Čelinac
Coat of arms
Location of Čelinac within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Čelinac within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic Republika Srpska
Municipality Čelinac
 • Mayor Momčilo Zeljković (SNSD) [1]
 • Total 361,81 km2 (13,970 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 16,874
 • Density 46,6/km2 (1,210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 51
Website Official Web Site

Čelinac (Cyrillic: Челинац) is a town and municipality in north-west Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The municipality lies about 15 km (9 mi) to the east of the city of Banja Luka.


It is located between municipalities of Laktaši and Prnjavor to the north, Teslić to the east, Kotor Varoš, Skender Vakuf / Kneževo to the south, and Banja Luka to the west.



17,430 total


In 1991, the population of Čelinac municipality was 18,666, including:

  • 16,591 Serbs
  • 1,440 Bosniaks
  • 360 Yugoslavs
  • 79 Croats
  • 196 others

Inhabited places[edit]

In the municipality of Čelinac you can also find the villages Štrbe (main village in the municipality of Čelinac), Jošavka, Snjegotina, and Grabovac. Serbs are the overwhelming majority in these villages, as a great number of the natives of these villages have emigrated to Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovenia, because of a high degree of poverty in this municipality.

The Stuplje monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church is located in the municipality.


BalteBasićiBranešci DonjiBranešci GornjiBrezičaniCrni Vrh • Čelinac • Čelinac GornjiDubrava NovaDubrava StaraGrabovacJošavka DonjaJošavka GornjaKabloviKamenicaLađevciLipovacMarkovacMehovciMemićiMiloševoOpsječkoPopovacSkatavicaŠahinovićiŠnjegotina DonjaŠnjegotina SrednjaŠnjegotina VelikaŠtrbeVijačani Gornji.

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Coordinates: 44°43′30″N 17°19′48″E / 44.72500°N 17.33000°E / 44.72500; 17.33000