Donji Vakuf

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Donji Vakuf
Доњи Вакуф
Municipality and town
Location of Donji Vakuf within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Donji Vakuf within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Donji Vakuf is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donji Vakuf
Donji Vakuf
Location of Donji Vakuf
Coordinates: 44°09′N 17°24′E / 44.150°N 17.400°E / 44.150; 17.400
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • Municipality president Husein Sušić (SDA)
Area
 • Total 320 km2 (120 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 24,232
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 30
Website http://www.donji-vakuf.ba

Donji Vakuf (pronounced [dɔ̂ːɲiː vǎkuf]) (Cyrillic: Доњи Вакуф) is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located between Jajce, Bugojno and Travnik. It is under the administration of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded by Malkoçoğlu İbrahim Bey in 1572 and was known as "Aşağı Vakıf" ("Lower foundation" in Turkish). Donji Vakuf is Bosnian translation of "Aşağı Vakıf".

Settlements[edit]

Babin PotokBabino SeloBariceBlagajBrdaBrdoBrezičaniĆehajićiĆemalovićiDaljanDobro BrdoDoganovciDoloviDonji Rasavci • Donji Vakuf • ĐulovićiFakićiFonjgeGalešićiGrabantićiGredinaGričGuvnaHemićiJablanJemanlićiKarićiKežeKomarKorenićiKošćaniKovačevićiKrivačeKutanjaLjušaMakitaniNovo SeloOborciOrahovljaniPetkovićiPiljužićiPobrđaniPonjavićiPotkrajPribraćaPrisikaPrusacRasavciRastičevoRudinaRuska PilanaSandžakSeminSilajdževinaSlatinaSokolinaStaro SeloSuhodolSultanovićiSuljićiŠahmaniRahmaniŠeherdžikŠutkovićiTorlakovacUrijaVlađevićiVrljaj.

History[edit]

From 1929 to 1941, Donji Vakuf was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Composition
Year Serb  % Bosniaks  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1961 7,870 49.08% 6,289 39.22% 976 6.09% 850 5.30% 51 0.32% 16,036
1971 8,767 42,99% 10,528 51,62% 924 4,53% 90 0,44% 84 0,42% 20,393
1981 8,574 37.93% 11,600 51.31% 635 2.81% 1,592 7.04% 266 1.18% 22,606
1991 9,375 38.69% 13,393 55.23% 686 2.83% 622 2.57% 156 0.64% 24,232

Tourism[edit]

The village of Prusac lies just outside Donji Vakuf. Bosniaks make a pilgrimage to the nearby holy site of Ajvatovica in the month of June. It is one of the biggest events in the whole of Bosnia.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°09′N 17°24′E / 44.150°N 17.400°E / 44.150; 17.400