Ljubuški

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Ljubuški
Municipality and town
Flag of Ljubuški
Flag
Coat of arms of Ljubuški
Coat of arms
Location of Ljubuški in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Ljubuški in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ljubuški is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ljubuški
Ljubuški
Location of Ljubuški in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 43°11′56.20″N 17°32′48.00″E / 43.1989444°N 17.5466667°E / 43.1989444; 17.5466667Coordinates: 43°11′56.20″N 17°32′48.00″E / 43.1989444°N 17.5466667°E / 43.1989444; 17.5466667
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton West Herzegovina
Government
 • Mayor Nevenko Barbarić (HDZ BiH)
Area
 • Total 292.7 km2 (113.0 sq mi)
 • Land 292.7 km2 (113.0 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 29,521
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Post code 88320
Area code +387 039
Website www.ljubuski.ba

Ljubuški is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the West Herzegovina Canton, a unit of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Demographics[edit]

1971[edit]

28.269 total

1991[edit]

In the 1991 census, the municipality of Ljubuški had a population of 28,340, of which 26,127 were Croats (92.1%), 1,592 Bosniaks (5.6%), 227 Yugoslavs (0.8%), 65 Serbs (0.2%), and 329 others (1.1%). The town of Ljubuški had 7,407 residents: 75% Croats, 20% Bosniaks, 3% Yugoslavs, 1% Serbs and 1% others.

History[edit]

The town was first time mentioned in 1444. The name Ljubuški originates from an ancient Slavic name Libusa who used to be the first wife of the then ruler of Herzegovina Herzeg Stjepan.

Yugoslav Wars[edit]

Main article: Yugoslav Wars

During the Bosnian War, Ljubuški served as the headquarters of the Croatian Defence Forces.

Sports[edit]

The town is home to the successful handball club HRK Izviđač and two football clubs NK Sloga Ljubuški and NK Bigeste Ljubuški

Notable people[edit]

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