Novi Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Novi Grad
Bosanski Novi
Нови Град
Bosanski Novi.jpg
Novi Grad is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Novi Grad
Novi Grad
Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 45°02′53″N 16°22′37″E / 45.048°N 16.377°E / 45.048; 16.377Coordinates: 45°02′53″N 16°22′37″E / 45.048°N 16.377°E / 45.048; 16.377
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Area
 • Total 472,72 km2 (18,252 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 28,799
 • Density 60,9/km2 (1,580/sq mi)
79220 +387 052
Website http://www.opstina-novigrad.com/

Novi Grad (Serbian Cyrillic: Нови Град)[1] (Bosnian: Bosanski Novi) is a town and municipality in the northern portion of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The town is situated on the Una river on the border with Croatia (opposite the town of Dvor). Today, the municipality has a population of about 30,000 people with 8,500 households. In the town itself there is a hospital, post office, a great number of elementary and high schools, cultural center, banks, shopping centers. Once the city was named Bosanski Novi (pronounced [bǒsanskiː nôviː]).[2]

Geography[edit]

Municipality of Novi Grad is situated in the northwestern part of the Republic of Srpska. Its exact location is 45°53″ longitude and 45°14″ northern latitude.[citation needed] It has an area of 470 km2 (180 sq mi). The municipality lies between the Sana and Una rivers, between the mountains of Grmec and Kozara. The climate is temperamental-continental.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1280 under the Roman name of Castrum Novum, which literally translated means "new town". In 1895, during the Austro-Hungarian rule, the town was officially named Bosanski Novi. At the end of the last decade of the 19th century, Bosanski Novi had 3,300 people with 550 households. There were wooden bridges across the Una and Sana rivers, which the citizens had to guard against the wild spring and fall floods. For that reason, a symbol of the town was built in 1906-Una quay. In 1872, Bosanski Novi was the first municipality to have a train station on the new Bosnian railway, which afforded it significant cultural and economic advantages over any other Krajina [3] municipalities. The first hospital was established around the same time.

From 1929 to 1941, Bosanski Novi was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

After the Bosnian war, Kostajnica was split from the municipality.

Settlements[edit]

Demographics[edit]

1991[edit]

In the 1991 Yugoslav census, the municipality of Novi Grad had 41,541 residents,[4] including:

Economy[edit]

The economy is based on a few industries and a number of private firms. Novi Grad has potential in tourism, wood processing, food production and management of water resources.

Sport[edit]

There are several active sports organizations in the town, such as football, handball and basketball clubs.

The local football club is FK Sloboda Novi Grad.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ the official web site of the municipality, Novi Grad/Нови Град.
  2. ^ Mangold (2005:212)
  3. ^ Krajina, official name of region
  4. ^ Unofficial results of 1991 census

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