Orahov Do

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Orahov Do
Village
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Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of B&H
Municipality Ravno
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Orahov Do (also Orahovi Do, Orovi Do, Cyrillic Орахов До; literal translation is "walnut dale") is a village in Ravno municipality Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was formerly part of the Trebinje municipality, up until the Bosnian War. It is only a few kilometers away from the border with Croatia on the road from the Adriatic coast to Popovo polje. It was the birthplace of Ragusan merchant Nikola Bošković, father of famed astronomer Ruđer Bošković.

History[edit]

The village is mentioned in Ragusan documents dating to 1408 (as Orachouo dol[1]) and 1414 (as Oracouodol[2][3]).

Demographics[edit]

The village is inhabited by a Croat majority and Serb minority. In the 1991 census, the village had 42 residents, including:[4]

  • 38 (90.47%) Croats
  • 4 (9.52%) Serbs

Anthropology[edit]

Surnames found in the village include Đurinov, Čupović, Bjelanov, Delić, Zurević, Cajin, Pirijač, Kićunov, and others.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Pocraize Nouachouich facit manifestum quod ipse vult et contentatum pro Nouacho Gergurich de Orachouo dol homo dicti Poghraize possit libere et secure ire ad standum et habitandum cum sua familia per terras Riparie vel Stagni", Izvor: Državni arhiv u Dubrovniku, Serija Diversa Cancellariae, Svezak XXXVII, folija 10 (datum: 18. februar 1408. godine).
  2. ^ “Radogna Pripchouich de Oracouodol homo Dobroslaui Meduiedouich confessus est habuisse et recepisse a ser Blasio de Sorgo et a Bogdano Bagnich homine dicti ser Blasii dantibus eidem ad tenendum, pascandum et fideliter custodiandum capita nouem porcorum hinc ad annos tres proxime futuris“, Izvor: Državni arhiv u Dubrovniku, Serija Diversa Cancellariae, Svezak XL, folija 88 (datum: 02. December 1414. godine).
  3. ^ Andrija Nikić (1996). Iz hercegovačke povjesnice. Franjevačka knjižnica. p. 28. 
  4. ^ Demografija Trebinja - Nacionalni sastav po naseljenim mjestima, 1991., reproduction of the 1991 census data at the Bosnian Wikipedia

Coordinates: 42°49′41″N 17°55′37″E / 42.8281°N 17.9269°E / 42.8281; 17.9269