Lukavac

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Lukavac
Лукавац
Municipality
Location of Lukavac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Lukavac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Lukavac is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lukavac
Lukavac
Location of Lukavac
Coordinates: 44°33′N 18°31′E / 44.550°N 18.517°E / 44.550; 18.517Coordinates: 44°33′N 18°31′E / 44.550°N 18.517°E / 44.550; 18.517
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity The Federation
Canton Tuzla Canton
Government
 • Municipality president Dževad Mujkić (SDA)
Area
 • Total 337 km2 (130 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 46,731
 • Density 139/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 35
Website http://www.lukavac.ba

Lukavac is a town and municipality in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The town is the seat of a municipality within the Tuzla Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Geography[edit]

Lukavac covers an area of 352,66 km2. It shares borders with municipalities: of Tuzla, Živinice, Banovići, Zavidovići, Maglaj, Petrovo, Gračanica and Srebrenik.

Apart from the town, the municipality comprises the following villages: Babice DonjeBabice GornjeBerkovicaBikodžeBistarac DonjiBistarac GornjiBokavićiBoriceBrijesnica DonjaBrijesnica GornjaCapardeCerikCrveno BrdoDevetakDobošnica • Gnojnica • HuskićiJaruške DonjeJaruške GornjeKalajevoKomariKrtovaKruševicaLukavacLukavac GornjiMičijevićiMilino SeloModracOrahovicaPoljicePrlineProkosovićiPuračićSmoluća DonjaSmoluća GornjaSemićiSižjeStupariŠikuljeTabaciTumareTurijaVasiljevciVijenac

Demographics[edit]

1971[edit]

In 1971, the population of Lukavac was 51,781, made up of:

1991[edit]

In the 1991 census, Lukavac municipality had 56,830 residents:

  • Bosniaks (66.8%)
  • Serbs (21.5%)
  • Croats (3.8%)
  • others (8%)

Economy[edit]

Lukavac has strong chemical industry, like the whole Tuzla region. The main factories are Soda Lukavac, member of Turkish Şişecam group[1] and cement factory Fabrika Cementa Lukavac (FCL).

Sport[edit]

The town's football club is FK Radnički Lukavac. There is also Aikido Club "GARD" Lukavac [1].

Lukavac town's Karate Club (previously known as KK Reweus [2] has achieved top recognitions in world-wide Karate competitions, and has produced some of the best Karate Champions in the Region. Members of the club regularly represent Bosnia and Herzegovina's representation in world championships.

Notable residents[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Lukavac is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Şişecam Soda Lukavac d.o.o. 
  2. ^ Karate Club Reweus
  3. ^ Frohmader, Andrea. "Bremen - Referat 32 Städtepartnerschaften / Internationale Beziehungen" [Bremen - Unit 32 Twinning / International Relations]. Das Rathaus Bremen Senatskanzlei [Bremen City Hall - Senate Chancellery] (in German). Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 

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