Bosanski Petrovac

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Bosanski Petrovac
Bosanski Petrovac
Municipality and town
Skyline of Bosanski Petrovac
Location of Bosanski Petrovac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Bosanski Petrovac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosanski Petrovac is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosanski Petrovac
Bosanski Petrovac
Location of Bosanski Petrovac
Coordinates: 44°33′N 16°22′E / 44.550°N 16.367°E / 44.550; 16.367
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • Mayor Zlatko Hujić
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 7,946
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 37

Bosanski Petrovac (Cyrillic: Босански Петровац) is a town in western Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also the name of the municipality. The town and municipality are part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Una-Sana Canton.

History[edit]

The settlement has existed since Roman times. It was conquered by the Ottoman Empire somewhere between 1520 and 1530. During the Second World War, it was a Partisan stronghold which was conveniently located close to Marshal Tito's headquarters in Drvar.

During the 1992-95 Bosnian War, the towns Serb majority remained in the city while the Bosniaks were forced to leave their homes. Then in 1995, as the war was nearing its end, the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina seized Bosanski Petrovac and it remained in Bosnian hands until the end of the war.

Today, the town hosts many Bosniak refugees from other parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina along with a large Serb minority that have returned.

Population[edit]

1971[edit]

According to the 1971 census the municipality had a population of 18,597, including:

1981[edit]

According to the 1981 census the municipality had a population of 16,374, including:

  • 11,129 Serbs (67.96%)
  • 2,893 Bosniaks (17.66%)
  • 2,071 Yugoslavs (12.64%)
  • 49 Croats (0.29%)
  • 232 others (1.41%)

1991[edit]

According to the 1991 census the municipality had a population of 15,621, including:

  • 11,694 Serbs (74.86%)
  • 3,288 Bosniaks (21.04%)
  • 366 Yugoslavs (2.34%)
  • 48 Croats (0.30%)
  • 225 others (1.44%)

Settlements[edit]

BaraBjelajBjelajski Vaganac • Bosanski Petrovac • Bravski VaganacBrestovacBukovačaBunaraBusijeCimešeDobro SeloDrinićJanjilaJasenovacKapljuhKlenovacKolunićKrnja JelaKrnjeušaLastveMedeno PoljeOraško BrdoOštreljPodsrneticaPrkosiRašinovacRevenikRisovacSkakavacSmoljanaSuvajaVedro PoljeVođenicaVranovinaVrtoče.

Notable people[edit]

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Coordinates: 44°33′N 16°22′E / 44.550°N 16.367°E / 44.550; 16.367