Teslić

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Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000

Teslić
Теслић
View on Teslić from Krstova Gora hill
View on Teslić from Krstova Gora hill
Coat of arms of Teslić
Coat of arms
Location of Teslić within Republika Srpska
Location of Teslić within Republika Srpska
Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity  Republika Srpska
Region Banja Luka Region
Government
 • Municipality president Savo Kasapović [1] (SNSD)
Area
 • Total 837,97 km2 (32,354 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 41,904
 • Density 50,01/km2 (12,950/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 53

Teslić (Serbian Cyrillic: Теслић) is a town and municipality in north-central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the central part of the Republika Srpska entity. Teslić is located on the Usora River.

History[edit]

The town was settled in the 19th century with the first industrialization of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Main industries are wood products and the chemical industry. Long before Tesliċ began to rise a nearby village called Čečava existed as one of the oldest places people inhabited, there is archaeological evidence that Čečava existed as early as the 10th century. Teslić was until the late 1950s among the largest industrial centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today Tesliċ industry is mostly based on the production of wood, milk, clothing, telecommunications, electro industry, metallic industry and building construction.

Tesliċ is also known as a tourist destination, mainly because of the Banja Vrućica, а health spa for healing cardio-vascular diseases. With a complex of five hotels and a capacity of over 1000 beds, Banja Vrućica has the biggest tourist capacity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also worth mentioning nearby mountain Borje, an attractive tourist destination, with two hotels and sports facilities.

Demographics[edit]

1971[edit]

In the 1971 census, the municipality of Teslić had 52,713 residents, including:

1981[edit]

In the 1981 census, the municipality of Teslić had 60,434 residents, including:

  • 35,024 (57.95%) Serbs
  • 11,148 (18.44%) Bosniaks
  • 10,744 (17.77%) Croats
  • 3,008 (4.97%) Yugoslavs
  • 510 (0.84%) others and unknown

1991[edit]

Serbian Orthodox church in Teslić.

In the 1991 census, the municipality of Teslić had 59,854 residents, including:

  • 32,962 (55.07%) Serbs
  • 12,802 (21.38%) Bosniaks
  • 9,525 (15.91%) Croats
  • 3,465 (5.78%) Yugoslavs
  • 1,100 (1.83%) others

Settlements[edit]

Settlements (over 1,500 residents), according to the 1991 census:

  • Teslić

total: 8,655

total: 2,890

  • 2,768 (95.77%) Serbs
  • 40 (1.38%) Croats
  • 7 (0.24%) Bosniaks
  • 60 (2.07%) Yugoslavs
  • 15 (0.51%) others and unknown

total: 2,637

  • 1,381 (52.37%) Serbs
  • 828 (31.39%) Croats
  • 37 (1.40%) Bosniaks
  • 334 (12.66%) Yugoslavs
  • 57 (2.16%) others and unknown

total: 2,616

  • 2,503 (95.68%) Serbs
  • 36 (1.37%) Croats
  • 1 (0.03%) Bosniaks
  • 54 (2.06%) Yugoslavs
  • 22 (0.84%) others and unknown

total: 2,419

  • 2,292 (94.74%) Serbs
  • 12 (0.49%) Bosniaks
  • 6 (0.24%) Croats
  • 76 (3.14%) Yugoslavs
  • 33 (1.36%) others and unknown

total: 2,406

  • 2,366 (98.33%) Serbs
  • 3 (0.12%) Croats
  • 24 (0.99%) Yugoslavs
  • 13 (0.54%) others and unknown

total: 2,060

  • 1,804 (87.57%) Bosniaks
  • 118 (5.72%) Serbs
  • 12 (0.58%) Croats
  • 83 (4.02%) Yugoslavs
  • 43 (2.08%) others and unknown

total: 1,996

  • 1,662 - 83.26% Serbs
  • 275 - 13.77% Bosniaks
  • 7 - 0.35% Croats
  • 37 - 1.85% Yugoslavs
  • 15 - 0.75% others and unknown

total: 1,740

  • 1,451 - 83.39% Bosniaks
  • 155 - 8.90% Serbs
  • 18 - 1.03% Croats
  • 109 - 6.26% Yugoslavs
  • 7 - 0.40% others and unknown

total: 1,667

  • 1,322 - 79.30% Bosniaks
  • 246 - 14.75% Croats
  • 39 - 2.33% Serbs
  • 47 - 2.81% Yugoslavs
  • 13 - 0.77% others and unknown

total: 1,590

  • 1,238 - 77.86% Croats
  • 292 - 18.36% Serbs
  • 49 - 3.08% Yugoslavs
  • 11 - 0.69% others and unknown

total: 1,512

  • 710 - 46.95% Serbs
  • 673 - 44.51% Bosniaks
  • 12 - 0.79% Croats
  • 37 - 2.44% Yugoslavs
  • 80 - 5.29% others and unknown

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Notable people[edit]

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