Vogošća

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Vogošća
Вогошћа
Location of Vogošća within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Vogošća within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Coordinates: 43°54′N 18°21′E / 43.900°N 18.350°E / 43.900; 18.350
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Communities 8
Government
 • Municipality president Edin Smajić (SDA)
Area
 • Total 71,7 km2 (277 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 32,500
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 33
Website http://www.vogosca.ba
Vogošća is marked with number 9 on this map of the Sarajevo Canton.

Vogošća is a secondary suburb and municipality of Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, the capital of Bosnia, located about 6 kilometers north of the city center and covering some 72 km².

Demographics[edit]

1971[edit]

According to 1971 population census there were 14,402 residents.

1991[edit]

According to 1991 population census there were 24,647 residents.

  • 12,499 Bosniaks (50.71%)
  • 8,813 Serbs (35.75%)
  • 1,071 Croats (4.34%)
  • 1,730 Yugoslavs (7.01%)
  • 534 Others (2.19%)

History[edit]

Vogošća greatly prospered during the 1980s, as part of Sarajevo’s great boom in the latter half of the 20th century. It grew to prominence in large part due to its automobile manufacturing industry, having deals with German and Swedish companies, including Volkswagen Group. By the late 1980s, it was the second most industrious and productive municipality in former Yugoslavia.

Vogošća was heavily damaged during the exodus of the Serbs who controlled that territory during the war. The Dayton Agreement provided Vogošća to be a part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today, Vogošća is rebuilding and its industries are on the rebound thanks to aid and funds.

Communities and neighborhoods in Vogošća[edit]

BlagovacBudišićiDonja VogošćaGarežGoraGrahovišteHotonjKamenicaKobilja GlavaKremešKrivoglavciLjubina - PoturovićiNebočajPercaSemizovacSvrakeTihovićiUglješićiUgorskoVrapče

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°54′N 18°21′E / 43.900°N 18.350°E / 43.900; 18.350