Tuzlanski kanton (bs)
Tuzlanska županija (hr)
Тузлански кантон (sr)
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Head of canton||Sead Čaušević|
|• Total||2,649.0 km2 (1,022.8 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 estimate)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||BA-03|
The Tuzla Canton, officially the Tuzla Canton (Bosnian: Tuzlanski kanton) is the third of 10 cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cantonal seat is in Tuzla.
Geography and population
The area of the canton is 2,908 km². At the 1991 census, the area was populated by 949,621 people of which 60% were Bosniaks, 28% Serbs, 9% Croats, and the rest belonged to minority groups (Yugoslavs, Romani, Slovenes, Jews, Ukrainians et al.).
In 2002, the Tuzla Canton had an estimated population of 607,571 residents of which 546,814 were Bosniaks (90%).
The second largest ethnic group is the Croat minority living mostly in Tuzla and in Živinice. The Serb minority lives predominantly in Tuzla, and the Romani population is mostly present in Tuzla but also in most of the other municipalities in smaller numbers.
History and culture
Tuzla is the hip hop center of the Balkans due to Edo Maajka, Frenkie and the first hip hop station in Bosnia, which is located in Tuzla, FMJAM. Music artist guitarist Emir Hot, pianist Bešlić, accordionist Emir Vildić and violinist Selma Dizdarević are also from Tuzla.