Location of Tržac (Cazin) within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Total||approx. 5.000|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+387 37|
It is located close to the border with Croatia, lying on hillside terrain above the Korana river and its right tributary Mutnica. The climate is medium continental, with cold winters and warm summers.
Throughout its history, Tržac appeared for the first time in the 11th century as a settlement in the central part of medieval Kingdom of Croatia. From the 13th century the village and its surrounding area (including Tržac Castle) were owned by members of the prominent Croatian Frankopan family, even giving the name to one of the family branches (Tržački). The Ottomans conquered it by the end of the 16th century, pushing the Croatian defenders to the west, and populated the area with Muslim inhabitants.
Present-day Tržac is a settlement with approximately 5.000 inhabitants, making a significant contribution to densely populated area of Cazin municipality containing the current total population of about 80.000.
- 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.
- Federal Bureau of statistics – official number of inhabitants
- From the history of Tržac