Žepče

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Žepče
Жепче
Flag of Žepče
Flag
Coat of arms of Žepče
Coat of arms
Location of Žepče within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Žepče within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Žepče is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Žepče
Žepče
Location of Žepče
Coordinates: 44°26′N 18°02′E / 44.433°N 18.033°E / 44.433; 18.033
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Zenica-Doboj
Government
 • Municipality president Mato Zovko (HDZ BiH)
Area
 • Total 282 km2 (109 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total

31,582

population_footnotes=
 • Density 112/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 32
Website http://www.opcina-zepce.com

Žepče is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located between Doboj and Zenica. It is administratively part of the Zenica-Doboj Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

About Žepče[edit]

The town Žepče is located in the central Bosnia, towards the highway M-17. The river Bosna flows through this town. Near by the town and within the town, there are 14 springs of mineral water. Žepče is in the valley and surrounded by mountains.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1458 in a charter issued by the Bosnian King Stjepan Tomašević.

"... Pissanna Žepču va ljetu 1458. oktombrija 14. dan." (Written in Žepče in the year 1458. 14.day of October)

Demographics[edit]

In 2001 the following Croatian villages from the municipalities of Maglaj and Zavidovići merged with the municipality of Žepče to form one entity with Croatian majority: Adže, Pire, Ponijevo, Matina, Ljubatovići, Grabovica, Čustovo Brdo, Komšići, Radunice, Globarica, Brankovići, Donji Lug, Gornji Lug, Vrbica, Debelo Brdo, Osova, Vinište and Gornja Lovnica.

Municipality Population 1991[edit]

Ethnic Composition
Bosniaks Serbs Croats Yugoslavs Others Total
1961
5,038 36.18% 2,033 14.60% 5,978 42.93% 821 5.90% 54 0.39% 13,924
1971
7,531 44.54% 2,028 11.99% 7,174 42.43% 56 0.33% 117 0.71% 16,906
1981
8,769 44.39% 2,004 10.14% 7,813 39.55% 933 4.72% 235 1.20% 19,754
1991
10,820 47.11% 2,278 9.92% 9,100 39.62% 546 2.38% 222 0.97% 22,966

Town Population 1991[edit]

Ethnic Composition
Year Bosniaks  % Serbs  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1961 1,312 48.43% 349 12.88% 461 17.02% 555 20.49% 32 1.18% 2,709
1971 2,242 69.87% 227 7.07% 637 19.85% 33 1.03% 70 2.18% 3,209
1981 2,337 54.90% 252 5.92% 935 21.96% 640 15.03% 235 1.20% 4,257
1991 3,373 60.77% 267 4.81% 1,448 26.09% 373 6.72% 89 1.60% 5,550

Sport[edit]

The town was home to local football club NK Žepče (dissolved).

Notable people[edit]

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Coordinates: 44°26′N 18°02′E / 44.433°N 18.033°E / 44.433; 18.033