Kuljani

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Kuljani
Куљани
Crvka Svete Petke u Kuljanima.jpg
Coordinates: 44°50′50″N 17°11′52″E / 44.84722°N 17.19778°E / 44.84722; 17.19778Coordinates: 44°50′50″N 17°11′52″E / 44.84722°N 17.19778°E / 44.84722; 17.19778
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic  Republika Srpska
Municipality Banja Luka
Population
 • Total 3,742
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 51

Kuljani (Cyrillic: Куљани) in the municipality of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] It lies about 10 km north from the city on the left side of the river Vrbas.

History[edit]

This settlement was known for its catholic population through the last few centuries. Most of the population moved to Croatia during the last civil war in Yugoslavia (1992-1995). After the war this small village started to expand. A large number of new residents were Serbian refugees who found a new place for living after they had lost their old homes during the war. The village began to grow and soon became a suburban part of Banja Luka City.

Public infrastructure[edit]

The road infrastructure is still in very bad shape since there is no budget investment planned. As of 2010, there is a post office in operation and a medical ambulance is in planning to be opened. The old public school is also still operational.

Population[edit]

National census 1991 1981 1971
Croats 773 (64,04%) 760 (68,03%) 736 (85,28%)
Serbs 283 (23,44%) 222 (19,87%) 93 (10,77%)
Muslim [2] 3 (0,24%) 0 0
Yugoslavs 73 (6,04%) 101 (9,04%) 0
rest and unknown 75 (6,21%) 34 (3,04%) 34 (3,93%)
Altogether 1.207 1.117 863

In 2008 the maximal estimated population counted 3,742.[3] There is also a small group of Slovenians in the village.

Trivia[edit]

A local proverb goes Culjani - selo ljepše od Pariza (Kuljani - this village is more beautiful than Paris)[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Muslims are today known as Bosniaks.
  3. ^ "Урбанистички завод Републике Српске, УРБАНИСТИЧКИ ПЛАН БАЊАЛУКЕ 2008-2020" (in Serbian). May 2009. 
  4. ^ Aleksandar Đurić, ca. 1998.