Bosansko Grahovo

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Bosansko Grahovo

Босанско Грахово
Ruins in the city centre (2018)
Ruins in the city centre (2018)
Bosansko Grahovo is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosansko Grahovo
Bosansko Grahovo
Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°10′46″N 16°21′52″E / 44.17944°N 16.36444°E / 44.17944; 16.36444Coordinates: 44°10′46″N 16°21′52″E / 44.17944°N 16.36444°E / 44.17944; 16.36444
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
CountyCanton 10
 • Municipality presidentNikola Čeko (SNSD)
 • Total780 km2 (300 sq mi)
 (2013 census)
 • Total3,091
 • Density4/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 34

Bosansko Grahovo (Serbian Cyrillic: Босанско Грахово) is a town and municipality located in Canton 10 of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in western Bosnia and Herzegovina near the border with Croatia.


Gavrilo Princip, the main perpetrator of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914, was born in the village of Obljaj located just east of Bosansko Grahovo.

From 1929 to 1941, Bosansko Grahovo was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

During the Bosnian War, the city was held by Bosnian Serb forces. The Croatian Army captured the city in the summer of 1995, which led to the ethnic cleansing of local Bosnian Serbs. After the war, the Serb civilians returned, and today they again constitute the majority of population in the municipality.[1]



Serbian Orthodox church

According to the 1971 census the municipality had 10,565 residents, including:

According to the 1981 census the municipality had 9,032 residents, including:

  • 7,739 Serbs (85.68%)
  • 264 Croats (2.92%)
  • 5 Bosniaks (0.05%)
  • 952 Yugoslavs (10.54%)
  • 72 others (0.79%)

According to the 1991 census the municipality of Bosansko Grahovo had 8,311 residents, including:

  • 7,888 Serbs (94.91%)
  • 226 Croats (2.71%)
  • 12 Bosniaks (0.14%)
  • 135 Yugoslavs (1.62%)
  • 50 others (0.60%)

According to the 2013 census the municipality of Bosansko Grahovo had 2,449 residents, including:

  • 2,028 Serbs (82.8%)
  • 393 Croats (16%)
  • 6 Bosniaks (0.2%)
  • 22 others (0.9%)

Notable residents

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