Bugojno

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Bugojno
Municipality and town
Bugojno-panorama-grada (1996).jpg
Location of Bugojno within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Bugojno within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bugojno is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bugojno
Bugojno
Location of Bugojno
Coordinates: 44°03′N 17°27′E / 44.050°N 17.450°E / 44.050; 17.450Coordinates: 44°03′N 17°27′E / 44.050°N 17.450°E / 44.050; 17.450
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • Municipality president Hasan Ajkunić (SDA)
Area
 • Total 361 km2 (139 sq mi)
Population (2013[1])
 • Total 34,559
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 30
Website Official Website

Bugojno is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina on the river Vrbas. It is located in the Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity. The town is 130 km (81 mi) to the northwest from Sarajevo, with an estimated population of 50,000 (as of July 2007).

To the west towards Kupres is a region called Koprivica. This enormous forest was once one of Tito's (the president of former Yugoslavia) favorite hunting spots. The dense forest and lack of any human settlements have created a sanctuary for bears, wolves, deer, boar and a plethora of other wild animals. Hunting associations are very active in this region and there are many mountain and hunting lodges dotting the forest. Duboka Valley (deep valley) is a designated hunting area covered by thick spruce. Kalin Mountain is a popular weekend area for hikers and nature lovers.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Bugojno has an average elevation of 570 meters above sea level. Much of its 366 km2 is forested. The terrain is mountainous with several prominent features. Stozer (1662m), Kalin (1,530m) and Rudina (1,385m) are the tallest mountains in Bugojno.

Demographics[edit]

Municipality[edit]

Ethnic Composition
Year Serbs  % Bosniaks  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1961 5,212 21.61% 7,194 29.83% 9,682 40.15% 1,871 7.76% 155 0.64% 24,114
1971 6,295 19.76% 13,050 40.96% 12.040 37.79% 197 0.61% 274 0.88% 31,856
1981 7,458 18.65% 16,214 40.56% 14,187 35.49% 1,731 4.33% 379 0.97% 39,969
1991 8,673 18.50% 19,697 42.01% 16,031 34.19% 1,561 3.33% 927 1.98% 46,889

Town Itself[edit]

In 1991 town of Bugojno had a population of 22, 641 including;

Economy[edit]

Bugojno was once a major industrial center in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1981, Bugujno's GDP per capita was 98% of the Yugoslav average.[2] However, hardships caused by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina took a toll on the industry of Bugojno. Forestry has always been an important contributor to the local economy. Winter tourism has emerged in recent years.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bhas.ba/obavjestenja/Preliminarni_rezultati_bos.pdf
  2. ^ Radovinović, Radovan; Bertić, Ivan, eds. (1984). Atlas svijeta: Novi pogled na Zemlju (in Croatian) (3rd ed.). Zagreb: Sveučilišna naklada Liber. 

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