Balatun

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Balatun
Village
Balatun is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balatun
Balatun
Coordinates: 44°51′46.08″N 19°20′29.04″E / 44.8628000°N 19.3414000°E / 44.8628000; 19.3414000Coordinates: 44°51′46.08″N 19°20′29.04″E / 44.8628000°N 19.3414000°E / 44.8628000; 19.3414000
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityRepublika Srpska
CityBijeljina
Population
(2013)
 • Total1,351
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
76300

Balatun (Serbian Cyrillic: Балатун) is a small village located north of the city of Bijeljina in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

History[edit]

On 24 and 25 September 1992, 22 Bosniaks including seven children were removed from their homes in the village of Bukreš and taken to Balatun where they were killed and thrown into the Drina river.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Balatun is the birthplace of Slobodan Pejić, a Bosnian painter and sculptor.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Musli, Emir (24 September 2011). "Zločin bez kazne" [Crime Without Punishment]. Deutsche Welle (in Serbo-Croatian).

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