Novi Travnik

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Novi Travnik
Municipality and town
Flag of Novi Travnik
Flag
Coat of arms of Novi Travnik
Coat of arms
Location of Novi Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Novi Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Novi Travnik is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Novi Travnik
Novi Travnik
Location of Novi Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°10′29.35″N 17°39′48.34″E / 44.1748194°N 17.6634278°E / 44.1748194; 17.6634278Coordinates: 44°10′29.35″N 17°39′48.34″E / 44.1748194°N 17.6634278°E / 44.1748194; 17.6634278
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Central Bosnia
Government
 • Mayor Refik Lendo (SDA)
Area
 • Total 242 km2 (93 sq mi)
 • Land 242 km2 (93 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 25,107
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Post code 72290
Area code +387 030
Website www.ont.gov.ba

Novi Travnik is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Central Bosnia Canton in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Name[edit]

The municipality was called Novi Travnik (meaning: The New Travnik) until 1980, when it was styled Pucarevo after Đuro Pucar. In 1992 the former, original name was restored.

History[edit]

Novi Travnik was founded in 1949 to provide residence for the employees of the newly founded MMK Bratstvo factory, and so it is one of the youngest settlements in the region. As of January 2015, the municipality contains nine National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina,[1] amongst which are seven stećak necropolises, one mosque and the Necropolis for the victims of Fascism.

Demographics[edit]

Municipality of Novi Travnik population in 1991:

Novi Travnik, municipality[edit]

Croats
  
39.59%
Muslims
  
37.58%
Serbs
  
13.33%
Yugoslavs
  
6.94%
Others
  
2.26%
Novi Travnik municipality
census year 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Croats 12,162 (39.59%) 10,548 (40.33%) 9,852 (43.12%)
Muslims 11,625 (37.85%) 9,164 (35.03%) 8,200 (35.89%)
Serbs 4,097 (13.33%) 3,521 (13.46%) 4,129 (18.07%)
Yugoslavs by nat. 2,132 (6.94%) 2,308 (8.82%) 301 (1.31%)
others and unknown 697 (2.26%) 613 (2.34%) 365 (1.59%)
total 25,107 30,713 26,154 22,847

Novi Travnik, town itself[edit]

Novi Travnik
census year 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Serbs 3,200 (27.77%) 2,464 (29.08%) 2,897 (43.36%)
Muslims 3,176 (27.56%) 1,783 (21.04%) 1,415 (21.17%)
Croats 2,751 (23.87%) 1,985 (23.42%) 1,778 (26.61%)
Yugoslavs by nat. (N/A) 1,887 (16.37%) 1,899 (22.41%) 275 (4.11%)
others and unknown 508 (4.40%) 342 (4.03%) 316 (4.72%)
total 9,533 11,522 8,473 6,681

Economy[edit]

The Yugoslav Wars and their consequences altered the way and quality of living in Novi Travnik. Economy of Novi Travnik was greatly dependent to the BNT "Bratstvo" factory which was almost completely destroyed during the war, specially after a Serb air attack on 28 February 1994. (see Banja Luka incident). MK "Bratstvo used to employ more than 7,000 people and was the cornerstone of Novi Travnik.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Marijan Šunjić (1798—1860), born in Bučići (in what is now the Municipality of Novi Travnik) – 19th-century Bosnian Franciscan, Roman Catholic Bishop (Apostolic Vicar in Bosnia), educator. A street in Novi Travnik and the primary school in Stojkovići were named after him.

Notes[edit]

Official results of 1991. census:

  • Hasan Zolić, odg. ur., Nacionalni sastav stanovništva : rezultati za Republiku po opštinama i naseljenim mjestima 1991., Statistički bilten 234., Državni zavod za statistiku Republike Bosne i Hercegovine, Sarajevo, prosinca 1993. (URL)

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