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Location of Zavidovići municipality (općina) within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Zavidovići municipality (općina) within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Zavidovići is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Zavidovići
Coordinates: 44°27′N 18°09′E / 44.450°N 18.150°E / 44.450; 18.150
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity The Federation
Canton Zenica-Doboj
 • Municipality president Suad Omerašević (SDA)
 • Total 590,3 km2 (2,279 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 40,272
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Area code(s) +387 32

Zavidovići is a town and municipality in Eastern-central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located between Doboj and Zenica on the confluence of rivers Bosna, Krivaja and Gostović. It sits in a valley surrounded by many mountains of which the largest is Klek. It is administratively part of the Zenica-Doboj Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

About Zavidovići[edit]

Zavidovići is a young town that was established at the end of the 19th century. The town is famous for its big industrial collective for refinement of wood "Krivaja" and this is why this town's nickname is "Wood town". Zavidovići is located in the basin of three rivers: The Bosna, Krivaja and Gostović.


The town of Zavidovići itself had 12,947 residents in 1991.

Ethnic Composition
Bosniaks Serbs Croats Yugoslavs Others Total
17,758 48.99% 11,119 30.67% 6,528 18.01% 649 1.79% 196 0.54% 36,250
24,803 56,34% 11.031 25,06% 7,457 16,94% 353 0.80% 374 0.86% 44,018
29,289 56.48% 11,202 21.60% 7,451 14.37% 3,234 6.24% 685 1.32% 51,861
34,198 59.83% 11,640 20.36% 7,576 13.25% 2,726 4.77% 1,024 1.79% 57,164
Alija Izetbegović street


Zavidovići was developed by the Austrians during the Austro-Hungarian reign in Bosnia, mostly because of the wood industry. After World War II, the wood industry in Zavidovići, the company named after one of the rivers "Krivaja" (founded in 1884), expanded. The company focused on furniture manufacturing, which it began to export to the US under the name "Krivaja Beechbrook". Due to the Bosnian war, the former giant and the town are left with almost nothing.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements - 1991 Census. Sarajevo: The Bosnia and Herzegovina Statistics Agency - Bulletin n. 234. 1991. 

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Coordinates: 44°27′N 18°09′E / 44.450°N 18.150°E / 44.450; 18.150