Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosanski Brod
Bosanski Brod
Town and municipality
Brod
Brod
Location of Brod within Republika Srpska
Location of Brod within Republika Srpska
Coordinates: Coordinates: 45°08′N 17°59′E / 45.133°N 17.983°E / 45.133; 17.983
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Government
 • Mayor Ilija Jovičić (SNSD) [1]
 • Municipality 229.3 km2 (88.5 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Town 8,563
 • Municipality 16,619
 • Municipality density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s) 53
Website www.opstina-brod.net

Brod (Serbian Cyrillic: Брод;[1] pronounced [brôːd]) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated on the south bank of the river Sava, in the western part of the Posavina region.[2] As of 2013, the town has a population of 8,563 inhabitants, while the municipality has 16,619 inhabitants.

Name[edit]

Prior to the Bosnian War of the 1990s, the town was known as Bosanski Brod. During the war the prefix "Bosanski" was replaced with "Srpski" due to the town being under Serb control. In May 2009, the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska removed any prefix from the name resulting in the name Brod. Today its official name is just Brod, without either prefix Bosanski or Srpski. The Croatian town of Slavonski Brod is situated on the opposite (northern) bank of the Sava, forming a built-up area of more than 110,000 inhabitants.

The bridge over the Sava River at Brod was destroyed in the early hours of October 1992; it was rebuilt several years later after the hostilities ended.

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the town of Brod, the following settlements comprise the municipality:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194825,439—    
195326,766+1.02%
197130,115+0.66%
198132,286+0.70%
199134,148+0.56%
201316,619−3.22%

Ethnic groups[edit]

1931

In 1931[3][better source needed], the population of a town Bosanski Brod was 7,386, including:

1971

30,115 total

1991

In 1991, the population of Bosanski Brod municipality was 34,148, including:

  • Croats (41%)
  • Serbs (33.8%)
  • Bosniaks (12.2%)
  • Yugoslavs (10.6%)
  • others (2.4%)
2013
Municipality Nationality
Total
Bosniaks
%
Croats
%
Serbs
%
BROD 1,509 9.07 3,287 19.77 11,477 69.05 16,619

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The urban part of the municipality had in 1991 a population of 14,045, including:

  • Serbs (31.39%)
  • Croats (29.17%)
  • Yugoslavs (19.3%)
  • Bosniaks (16.26%)

Urban settlements population:

Settlement: Bosniak Serbs Croats Yugoslavs Others Sum M% S% C% Y% O%
Brodsko Polje 196 2438 596 466 110 3806 5% 64% 16% 12% 3%
Centar 528 477 843 684 93 2625 20% 18% 32% 26% 4%
Mahala Skele 712 345 427 474 88 2046 35% 17% 21% 23% 4%
Rit 707 860 1502 736 194 3999 18% 22% 38% 18% 5%
Tulek 141 289 729 351 59 1569 9% 18% 46% 22% 4%

Source: [2].

Serbs were majority in Brodsko Polje, Croats in Centar, Rit and Tulek, and Muslims by nationality in Mahala Skele.

Administrative areas[edit]

The Municipality of Brod according to population census from 1991, had twenty-three inhabited settlements, divided into twelve local communities:

City local communities[edit]

  • MZ Brodsko Polje 1
  • MZ Brodsko Polje 2
  • MZ Brod - downtown
  • MZ Karađorđevo
  • MZ Rit
  • MZ Tulek

Rural communities[edit]

  • MZ Gornji Klakar
  • MZ Donji Klakar
  • MZ Gornje Kolibe
  • MZ Donje Kolibe
  • MZ Koraće
  • MZ Liješće
  • MZ Novo Selo
  • MZ Sijekovac
  • MZ Vinska
  • MZ Unka
  • MZ Gornja Vrela
  • MZ Grk
  • MZ Barica

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Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The official web site of the municipality Archived 2013-11-26 at the Wayback Machine., Brod/Брод.
  2. ^ The official name of region Archived 2015-06-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 1931 population census in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. ^ Link text, additional text.
  5. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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