Derventa

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Derventa
Дервента
Location of Derventa within Republika Srpska
Location of Derventa within Republika Srpska
Coordinates: 44°59′N 17°54′E / 44.983°N 17.900°E / 44.983; 17.900
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity  Republika Srpska
Region Posavina
Government
 • Mayor Milorad Simić (SNSD) [1]
Area
 • Total 516,84 km2 (19,955 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 30,177
 • Density 58,4/km2 (1,510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 53
Website www.derventa.ba

Derventa (Serbian Cyrillic: Дервента) is a town and municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the northern part of Republika Srpska just northwest of the town of Doboj, in the Posavina region. The municipality comprises 57 villages as well as the town itself.

Geography[edit]

The Derventa municipality borders with Brod, Modriča, Doboj, Prnjavor and Srbac, as well as Croatia across the Sava river. It has an area of 517 km2 (200 sq mi) and includes 57 villages in addition to the actual town of Derventa.

The town of Derventa lies on the river Ukrina, and roads lead from it to Brod, Kotorsko (Doboj), Prnjavor (Banja Luka) and Srbac.

The town has a suburb called Derventski Lug which has grown substantially in recent years due to growth of Municipality.

Settlements[edit]

AgićiBegluciBijelo BrdoBosanski DubočacBreziciBukovacBukovica MalaBukovica VelikaBunarCeraniCrnčaDažnicaDerventaDonja BišnjaDonja LupljanicaDonji DetlakDonji VišnjikDrijenGornja BišnjaGornja LupljanicaGornji BožinciGornji DetlakGornji VišnjikGradacGradinaKalenderovci DonjiKalenderovci GornjiKostrešKovačevciKulinaKuljenovciDerventski LugLužaniLužani BosanskiLužani NoviMala SočanicaMišinciMiškovciModranOsinjaOsojciPjevalovacPojeznaPoljariPoljeRapćaniStanićiŠušnjariTetimaTrstenciTunjestalaVelikaVelika SočanicaVrhoviZelenikeŽeravac i Živinice.

History[edit]

From 1929 to 1939, Derventa was part of the Vrbas Banovina and from 1939 to 1941 of the Banovina of Croatia within the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Demographics[edit]

Derventa's population is split into two different categories. The first being a demographic of the town's population solely. The second however also takes into account the town's population, but it also includes all of the other settlements as well. The previous census' were taken during Yugoslavia prior to the civil war that would engulf the region. Like many other areas the war drastically changed the complection of Derventa's population.

Current population[edit]

The most recent census of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was taken from October 1st until October 15th, 2013. It was the first census taken in the country since the Bosnian War. The full ethnic statistics will not be released until approximately July 2014. Preliminary results estimate the municipality's population to be 30,177. [1]

Town Population
Year Serbs  % Bosniaks  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1971 2,496 21.10% 5,065 42.83% 3,439 29.08% 459 3.88% 365 3.08% 11,824
1981 2,934 20.43% 4,593 31.99% 3,727 25.95% 2,799 19.49% 304 2.11% 14,357
1991 4,555 25.66% 5,558 31.31% 4,317 24.32% 2,623 14.77% 695 3.91% 17,748


Municipality Population
Year Serbs  % Bosniaks  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1971 23,124 41.18% 6,548 11.66% 25,228 44.93% 575 1.02% 666 1.18% 56,141
1981 22,840 40.06% 6,034 10.58% 23,629 41.44% 3,752 6.58% 755 1.32% 57,010
1991 22,938 40.60% 7,086 12.54% 21,952 38.86% 3,348 5.92% 1,165 2.06% 56,489

Sports[edit]

The most popular sport in Derventa is football and the city has a long footballing tradition. Derventa's first football club was formed in 1919 under the name FK Dečko. Several other sports associations formed in Derventa prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The war caused the dissolution of all previous clubs in Derventa and the formation of FK Tekstilac, who merged with FK Dečko. FK Tekstilac still competes today in the First League of the Republika Srpska and its home ground is Gradski Stadion FK Tekstilac, which has an attendance capacity of around 500 spectators. Derventa's most successful sports team is RK Derventa, which currently competes in the Premier league of Bosnia and Herzegovina for handball, which is the nation's top professional handball division. Derventa is known throughout the region for its tradition of handball excellence, creating many great players as well as having a very successful club given that it is such a small city.[2]

People from Derventa[edit]

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Coordinates: 44°59′N 17°54′E / 44.983°N 17.900°E / 44.983; 17.900