|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Mayor||Milorad Simić (SNSD) |
|• Total||517 km2 (200 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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.
• Agići • Begluci • Bijelo Brdo • Bosanski Dubočac • Brezici • Bukovac • Bukovica Mala • Bukovica Velika • Bunar • Cerani • Crnča • Dažnica • Derventa • Donja Bišnja • Donja Lupljanica • Donji Detlak • Donji Višnjik • Drijen • Gornja Bišnja • Gornja Lupljanica • Gornji Božinci • Gornji Detlak • Gornji Višnjik • Gradac • Gradina • Kalenderovci Donji • Kalenderovci Gornji • Kostreš • Kovačevci • Kulina • Kuljenovci • Derventski Lug • Lužani • Lužani Bosanski • Lužani Novi • Mala Sočanica • Mišinci • Miškovci • Modran • Osinja • Osojci • Pjevalovac • Pojezna • Poljari • Polje • Rapćani • Stanići • Šušnjari • Tetima • Trstenci • Tunjestala • Velika • Velika Sočanica • Vrhovi • Zelenike • Žeravac i Živinice.
- Croats - 25.228 (44,93%)
- Serbs - 23.124 (41,18%)
- Muslims by nationality - 6.548 (11,66%)
- Yugoslavs - 575 (1,02%)
- Others - 666 (1,21%)
Prior to the war in Bosnia (1992–1995), the municipality of Derventa had a population of around 57,000.
The 1991 census recorded 56,328 residents in the municipality, including:
- 22,986 Serbs (40.9%) (See: Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- 21,972 Croats (39%) (See: Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- 7,122 Muslims by nationality (Bosniaks) (12.6%)
- 3,306 Yugoslavs (5.9%)
- 942 others (1.6%)
The town of Derventa itself had 17,451 residents, including:
- 32% Muslims by Nationality (Bosniaks)
- 25% Croats
- 25% Serbs
- 15% Yugoslavs
- 3% others
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In 2006, the majority of inhabitants from the municipality were ethnic Serbs.
The post-war total population of the city is estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000, of which:
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 Second 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.
People from Derventa
- Vedran Ćorluka, football player
- Mile Kitić, folk singer
- Dara Bubamara, pop singer
- Miroslav Pejić, football player
- Mario Tokić, football player
- Abaz Arslanagić, handball player and coach
- Muhammed Memić, handball player
- Sulejman Medenčević, cinematographer
- Dragan Đurić, President of FK Partizan
- Senad Lupić, football player
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- Zvanična prezentacija opštine Derventa
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- Parish of Derventa (Župa Derventa)
- Roman Catholic Parish of Derventa
- Fabrika cijevi Derventa
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- Gatarić Group