Žepče

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Žepče
Жепче
Town and municipality
Church of St.Anthony of Padua
Church of St.Anthony of Padua
Flag of Žepče
Flag
Coat of arms of Žepče
Coat of arms
Žepče is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Žepče
Žepče
Location of Žepče
Coordinates: 44°26′N 18°02′E / 44.433°N 18.033°E / 44.433; 18.033
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
CantonZenica-Doboj
Government
 • Municipality presidentMato Zovko (HDZ BiH)
Area
 • Total282 km2 (109 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total31,582 population_footnotes=
 • Density112/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 32
Websitehttp://www.opcina-zepce.com

Žepče is a town and municipality located in Zenica-Doboj Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, between Doboj and Zenica. As of 2013, it has a population of 31,582 inhabitants.

The river Bosna flows through this town. Near by the town and within the town, there are 14 springs of mineral water. Žepče is in the valley and surrounded by mountains.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1458 in a charter issued by the Bosnian king Stjepan Tomašević.

"... Pissanna Žepču va ljetu 1458. oktombrija 14. dan." (Written in Žepče in the year 1458. 14.day of October). Žepče during the Yugoslav Wars suffered greatly,with almost the entire town being destroyed after the war.

Demographics[edit]

In 2001 the following Croat villages from the municipalities of Maglaj and Zavidovići merged with the municipality of Žepče to form one entity with Croat majority: Adže, Pire, Ponijevo, Matina, Ljubatovići, Grabovica, Čustovo Brdo, Komšići, Radunice, Globarica, Brankovići, Donji Lug, Gornji Lug, Vrbica, Debelo Brdo, Osova, Vinište and Gornja Lovnica.

Municipality Population 1991[edit]

Ethnic Composition
Bosniaks Serbs Croats Yugoslavs Others Total
1961
5,038 36.18% 2,033 14.60% 5,978 42.93% 821 5.90% 54 0.39% 13,924
1971
7,531 44.54% 2,028 11.99% 7,174 42.43% 56 0.33% 117 0.71% 16,906
1981
8,769 44.39% 2,004 10.14% 7,813 39.55% 933 4.72% 235 1.20% 19,754
1991
10,820 47.11% 2,278 9.92% 9,100 39.62% 546 2.38% 222 0.97% 22,966
2011
11,727 38.80% 501 1.65% 17,801 58.90% 0.00 0.00% 111 0.36% 30,219

Town population in 1991[edit]

Ethnic composition
Year Bosniaks  % Serbs  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1961 1,312 48.43% 349 12.88% 461 17.02% 555 20.49% 32 1.18% 2,709
1971 2,242 69.87% 227 7.07% 637 19.85% 33 1.03% 70 2.18% 3,209
1981 2,337 54.90% 252 5.92% 935 21.96% 640 15.03% 235 1.20% 4,257
1991 3,373 60.77% 267 4.81% 1,448 26.09% 373 6.72% 89 1.60% 5,550

Sport[edit]

The town is home to local football club NK Žepče.

Notable people[edit]

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Coordinates: 44°26′N 18°02′E / 44.433°N 18.033°E / 44.433; 18.033