Tuzla Canton

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Tuzla Canton

Tuzlanski kanton[1]
Tuzlanski kanton (bs)
Tuzlanska županija (hr)
Тузлански кантон (sr)
Canton
Flag of Tuzla Canton
Flag
Coat of arms of Tuzla Canton
Coat of arms
Location of the Tuzla Canton
Location of the Tuzla Canton
Coordinates: 44°33′N 18°36′E / 44.550°N 18.600°E / 44.550; 18.600
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Main city Tuzla
Municipalities
Government
 • Head of canton Bahrija Umihanić
Area
 • Total 2,649.0 km2 (1,022.8 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)[2]
 • Total 477,278
 • Density 180,17/km2 (46,660/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code BA-03
Website http://www.vladatk.kim.ba/

The Tuzla Canton, officially the Tuzla Canton[1] (Bosnian: Tuzlanski kanton[1]) 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.

Municipalities[edit]

The Tuzla Canton comprises the municipalities of Banovići, Čelić, Doboj Istok (Doboj East), Gradačac, Gračanica, Kladanj, Kalesija, Lukavac, Sapna, Srebrenik, Teočak and Živinice, as well as the city of Tuzla.

Geography and population[edit]

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 (Romani, Slovenes, Jews, Ukrainians, and self-proclaimed Yugoslavs, among others).

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[edit]

The canton was created by the Washington Agreement in 1994, and its boundaries defined by the Dayton Agreement in 1995.

The Srebrenik Fortress is Bosnia's best-preserved medieval fort, dating from 1333 and is located in Srebrenik.

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. Famous singers Selma Bajrami and Lepa Brena were both born in Tuzla

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Constitution of the Tuzla Canton Official name of canton is Tuzla Canton
  2. ^ "First release". Federal Office of Statistics, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. June 30, 2011. 

Coordinates: 44°33′N 18°36′E / 44.550°N 18.600°E / 44.550; 18.600