Petrovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Petrovo
Петрово
Municipality
Town hall in Petrovo
Town hall in Petrovo
Location of Petrovo within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Petrovo within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Municipality Petrovo
Municipality established 1995
Government
 • Mayor Zoran Blagojević (SNSD)
Area
 • Total 143,9 km2 (556 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 7,010
 • Density 48,7/km2 (1,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 53

Petrovo (Cyrillic: Петрово) is a town and relatively young municipality located in northern Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The municipality was formed from parts of the pre-war municipalities of Gračanica and Lukavac (the other parts of the pre-war municipalities are now in the other Bosnian entity of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Geography[edit]

The municipality is close to Doboj and Gračanica just a half way between Doboj and Tuzla. It is located on the mountain Ozren.

History[edit]

The municipality was formed by Bosnian Serb authorities during the war. Bosnian government never recognised this decision and officially municipality was created after the signing of the Dayton Agreement. Bosnian serb authorities also changed the name of the municipality to Petrovo from Bosansko Petrovo Selo. The municipality existed before, however, was dismantled in the 1960s. It belonged to Gračanica and Lukavac as well. Now it is one of the poorest municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Demographics[edit]

1991[edit]

Town of Bosansko Petrovo Selo (Petrovo) itself[edit]

total: 2,919

Other villages[edit]

Kakmuž[edit]

total: 2,398

Karanovac[edit]

total: 1,178

Krtova[edit]

total: 1,121

Porječina[edit]

total: 819

Sočkovac[edit]

total: 1,112[1]

2006[edit]

In 2006, the majority of inhabitants of municipality were ethnic Serbs.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine - Bilten no.234, Sarajevo 1991.

Governance[edit]

Mayor


Municipality[edit]

The following villages are constituents of Petrovo municipality:

Culture[edit]

The Saint Nikola monastery of the Serb Orthodox Church is in the Petrovo municipality.

Twin municipalities – Sister municipalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°38′N 18°22′E / 44.633°N 18.367°E / 44.633; 18.367