Bosanski Petrovac

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Bosanski Petrovac
Босански Петровац
Town and municipality
Skyline of Bosanski Petrovac
Location of Bosanski Petrovac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Bosanski Petrovac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosanski Petrovac is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosanski Petrovac
Bosanski Petrovac
Location of Bosanski Petrovac
Coordinates: 44°33′N 16°22′E / 44.550°N 16.367°E / 44.550; 16.367
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • MayorZlatko Hujić
Area
 • Total717 km2 (277 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total7,946
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 37

Bosanski Petrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Босански Петровац, "Bosnian Petrovac") is a town and municipality located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

History[edit]

The settlement has existed since Roman times. It was conquered by the Ottoman Empire somewhere between 1520 and 1530. From 1929 to 1941, Bosanski Petrovac was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During the Second World War, it was a Partisan stronghold which was conveniently located close to Marshal Josip Broz Tito's headquarters in Drvar.

During the 1992–95 Bosnian War, the towns Serb majority remained in the city while the Bosniaks were forced to leave their homes. Then in 1995, as the war was nearing its end, the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina seized Bosanski Petrovac and it remained in Bosnian hands until the end of the war.

Settlements[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Today, the town hosts many Bosniak refugees from other parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina along with a large Serb minority that have returned.

1971[edit]

According to the 1971 census the municipality had a population of 18,597, including:

1981[edit]

According to the 1981 census the municipality had a population of 16,374, including:

  • 11,129 Serbs (67.96%)
  • 2,893 Bosniaks (17.66%)
  • 2,071 Yugoslavs (12.64%)
  • 49 Croats (0.29%)
  • 232 others (1.41%)

1991[edit]

According to the 1991 census the municipality had a population of 15,621, including:

  • 11,694 Serbs (74.86%)
  • 3,288 Bosniaks (21.04%)
  • 366 Yugoslavs (2.34%)
  • 48 Croats (0.30%)
  • 225 others (1.44%)

2013[edit]

According to the 2013 census the municipality had a population of 7,328, including:

  • 3,996 Serbs (54.5%)
  • 3,179 Bosniaks (43.4%)
  • 26 Croats (0.4%)
  • 127 others (1.7%)

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ na-danasnji-dan-11-10-1923-godine-roden-je-bosanskohercegovacki-knjizevnik-ahmet-hromadzic/, archived from the original on 2013-12-14

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°33′N 16°22′E / 44.550°N 16.367°E / 44.550; 16.367