Kostajnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Hrvatska Kostajnica (left) and Kostajnica (right)
Hrvatska Kostajnica (left) and Kostajnica (right)
Coat of arms of Kostajnica
Coat of arms
Location of Kostajnica within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Kostajnica within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity  Republika Srpska
 • Mayor Drago Bundalo (SDS[1])
 • Total 85,12 km2 (3,287 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 6,308
 • Density 74,1/km2 (1,920/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 52
Website Official website

Kostajnica (Serbian Cyrillic: Костајница),[2] is a town and municipality in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, part of the Republika Srpska entity. It is situated in the part of the Кrajina[3] region. The municipality was created from part of the pre-war municipality of Novi Grad. It is located across the Una from Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia.


Passport stamp bearing just the name Kostajnica.

During the Bosnian War, it was renamed to Srpska Kostajnica (Српска Костајница). After that, name of the town was changed to Kostajnica.[4]



In the 1991 census, Kostajnica was part of the Novi Grad municipality, and its population numbered 3,768 people, including:[5]

Note: The vast majority of those who declared as Muslims by nationality in 1991 have considered themselves Bosniaks since the Bosnian War, as before the 1910s.


From 1929 to 1941, Bosanska Kostajnica was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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Coordinates: 45°13′N 16°32′E / 45.217°N 16.533°E / 45.217; 16.533