Fojnica

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Fojnica
Municipality and town
Skyline of Fojnica
Location of Fojnica within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Fojnica within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • Municipality president Salkan Merdžanić (SDA)
Area
 • Total 306 km2 (118 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 13,047
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 30
Website http://www.fojnica.ba
Fojnica is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Fojnica

Fojnica is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located west of the capital Sarajevo. It lies in the valley of the Fojnička River, tributary of the river Bosna. Administratively, Fojnica is part of the Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fojnica is a small, picturesque town in central Bosnia. Fojnica is a balneological resort.

The most important cultural site in Fojnica is the Holy Spirit Franciscan Monastery which houses an important part of the nation's cultural heritage, maintained by the Franciscan Province of Bosna Srebrena.

The Franciscan monastery in Fojnica has a large library of philosophical and theological works printed from the 16th to the 19th centuries, with some dating back to 1481. The monastery is currently under renovation.[when?]

Queen Catherine of Bosnia sought refuge from the Ottomans in the mountains near Fojnica, before making her way to Rome.

Fojnica also has a prominent spa. The other most popular spa in Bosnia is in Olovo. A nearby agricultural co-operative grows about 20 tonnes of the potatoes annually. Ahdnama or Ahitname,which is "Ferman" by the Ottoman Sultan "Fatih Sultan Mehmet" and the first human rights declaration in the world was given in Fojnica in 1463 by the Ottoman Sultan "Fatih Sultan Mehmet" to Franciscan Christians in order to protect them and their religion against the others.Thanks to the Ahdnama or Ahidname,Franciscan Christians lived in their region with their own belief under the protection of the Ottoman Sultan "Fatih Sultan Mehmet".

Settlements[edit]

BakovićiBakovićka CitonjaBanjaBistricaBotunBožićiCarev DoČemernicaDjedov DoDragačićiDusinaFojnicaGojevićiGrabovikGradinaKlisuraKozicaKujušićiLoparLučiceLužineMajdanMarinićiMerdžanićiMujakovićiNadbareObojakOglavakOrmanov PotokOstruška CitonjaOtigošćePaljikePločariPločari PoljePodcitonjaPodgoraPolje OstružnicaPolje ŠćitovoPonjušinaPoraćeRagaleRajetićiRizvićiSelakovićiSelišteSitišćeSmajlovićiŠavnikTješiloTovarišteTurkovićiVladićiVoljevacVukeljićiŽivčići

Demographics[edit]

1971[edit]

total: 12,829

1981[edit]

total: 15,045

  • Bosniaks - 7,637 (50.76%)
  • Croats - 6,432 (42.75%)
  • Serbs - 422 (2.80%)
  • Yugoslavs - 392 (2.60%)
  • others - 162 (1.09%)

1991[edit]

total: 16,296

  • Bosniaks - 8,024 (49.23%)
  • Croats - 6,623 (40.64%)
  • Serbs - 157 (0.96%)
  • Yugoslavs - 407 (2.49%)
  • others - 1,085 (6.68%)

References[edit]

  • Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine - Bilten no.234, Sarajevo 1991.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°58′N 17°54′E / 43.967°N 17.900°E / 43.967; 17.900