Bihać

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Bihać

Бихаћ
Grad Bihać
City of Bihać
Bihać (collage image).jpg
Coat of arms of Bihać
Coat of arms
Location of Bihać within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Bihać within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bihać is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bihać
Bihać
Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°49′N 15°52′E / 44.817°N 15.867°E / 44.817; 15.867
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
FederationBosnia and Herzegovina
CantonUna-Sana Canton
Government
 • Municipality presidentŠuhret Fazlić
Area
 • City900 km2 (300 sq mi)
 • Urban
163 km2 (63 sq mi)
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Population
 • City43,007
 • Density62.51/km2 (161.9/sq mi)
 • Urban
56,261
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ZIP code
77000
Area code(s)+387 37
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.bihac.org
The Seal and Armorial Bearings of Bihać town from the 14th century.

Bihać (Cyrillic: Бихаћ; pronounced [bǐxaːt͡ɕ]) is a city and the administrative center of Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated on the banks of river Una in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. As of 2013, it has a population of 56,261 inhabitants.

Settlements[edit]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2013 census, the city of Bihać has a population of 56,261 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
2013[2]
Bosniaks 49,550
Croats 3,265
Serbs 910
Yugoslavs -
Others/Unspecified 2,536
Total 56,261

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bihać (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.0
(68)
22.0
(71.6)
27.2
(81)
30.8
(87.4)
32.6
(90.7)
34.6
(94.3)
38.6
(101.5)
37.4
(99.3)
35.0
(95)
29.6
(85.3)
25.6
(78.1)
21.0
(69.8)
38.6
(101.5)
Average high °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
6.5
(43.7)
11.2
(52.2)
16.3
(61.3)
21.0
(69.8)
24.2
(75.6)
26.7
(80.1)
26.2
(79.2)
22.6
(72.7)
16.9
(62.4)
10.6
(51.1)
5.3
(41.5)
15.9
(60.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
2.3
(36.1)
6.1
(43)
10.7
(51.3)
15.1
(59.2)
18.3
(64.9)
20.1
(68.2)
19.3
(66.7)
15.9
(60.6)
11.3
(52.3)
6.3
(43.3)
1.7
(35.1)
10.6
(51.1)
Average low °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.2
(34.2)
5.1
(41.2)
9.1
(48.4)
12.2
(54)
13.3
(55.9)
13.0
(55.4)
10.3
(50.5)
6.5
(43.7)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
5.5
(41.9)
Record low °C (°F) −24.8
(−12.6)
−21.2
(−6.2)
−17.8
(0)
−4.6
(23.7)
−2.4
(27.7)
2.4
(36.3)
4.4
(39.9)
3.6
(38.5)
−2.4
(27.7)
−5.6
(21.9)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−24.8
(−12.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 85.8
(3.38)
90.8
(3.57)
99.2
(3.91)
115.0
(4.53)
116.3
(4.58)
109.0
(4.29)
105.9
(4.17)
109.5
(4.31)
107.9
(4.25)
109.6
(4.31)
146.2
(5.76)
113.6
(4.47)
1,308.8
(51.53)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.8 14.3 14.5 14.6 14.2 14.0 10.1 10.5 10.0 12.2 14.2 15.0 157.4
Average snowy days (≥ 1.0 cm) 16.2 13.4 8.4 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 5.0 13.1 57.5
Average relative humidity (%) 79.8 76.7 70.6 66.7 68.9 70.5 69.3 73.1 76.5 77.6 78.9 80.6 74.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 58.3 74.0 125.4 152.1 202.1 219.7 265.6 228.2 171.6 117.4 73.2 50.3 1,737.9
Source: Meteorological Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina[3]

Economy[edit]

Bihać inner city panorama

The agricultural sector is significant, due to the large and fertile soil.[4]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "POPIS STANOVNIŠTVA, DOMAĆINSTAVA I STANOVA U BOSNI I HERCEGOVINI, 2013. REZULTATI POPISA" (PDF). popis2013.ba (in Serbian). Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Meteorlogical data for station Bihać in period 1961–1990". Meteorological Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Archived from the original on 1 May 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ Arnautovic, Marija (21 September 2012), Bosnian Town Preserves Coexistence Legacy: Bihać is one of the few places where conflict failed to drive a wedge between communities, TRI Issue 757, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, retrieved 27 December 2015

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°49′N 15°52′E / 44.817°N 15.867°E / 44.817; 15.867