Cazin

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Cazin
Цазин
City
City of Cazin
City center square
City center square
Location of Cazin within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Cazin within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cazin is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cazin
Cazin
Location of Cazin within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°58′N 15°56′E / 44.967°N 15.933°E / 44.967; 15.933Coordinates: 44°58′N 15°56′E / 44.967°N 15.933°E / 44.967; 15.933
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • Municipality president Nermin Ogrešević (A-SDA)
Area
 • Total 356 km2 (137 sq mi)
Population (Census 2013 [1])
 • Total 66,149
 • Density 185.81/km2 (481.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 37
Website www.opcinacazin.ba

Cazin is a city located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Bosanska Krajina region, near the border with Croatia. As of 2013, it has a population of 66,149 inhabitants.

The municipality is often also called Cazinska Krajina. The town of Cazin is located on the main road which connects Bihać and Velika Kladuša.

History and features[edit]

Cazin has several historic places, some dating back to the 14th century. Ostrožac castle and Radetina Tower are located in Cazin.[citation needed]

From 1929 to 1941, Cazin was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.[citation needed]

The Cazin uprising of 1950, an armed anti-state rebellion of peasants, occurred in Cazin and neighboring Velika Kladuša and Slunj, which were all part of Communist Yugoslavia at the time.[2] The peasants revolted against the forced collectivization and collective farms by the Yugoslav government on the farmers of its country. Following a drought in 1949, the peasants of Yugoslavia were unable to meet unrealistic quotas set by their government and were punished. The revolt that followed the drought resulted in the killings and persecution of those who organized the uprising, but also many innocent civilians.[3][4] It was the only peasant rebellion in the history of Cold War Europe.[5]

The city was successfully defended by the Bosnian Army during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Settlements[edit]

Aside from the urban area of Cazin, the city administrative area comprises the following settlements:

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2013 census, the city of Cazin has a population of 66,149 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
1971
Population
1981
Population
1991[6]
Population
2013[7]
Bosniaks/Muslims 43,880 55,401 61,693 63,463
Croats 175 122 139 320
Serbs 1,196 826 778 29
Yugoslavs 51 529 430 -
Others/Unspecified 166 232 369 2,337
Total 45,468 57,110 63,409 66,149

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bhas.ba/obavjestenja/Preliminarni_rezultati_bos.pdf
  2. ^ "CAZINSKA BUNA 1950: Danas se navršavaju 62 godine od ustanka u Krajini". Cazin. 6 May 2012. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Klanjana kolektivna dženaza žrtvama Cazinske bune iz 1950. godine". Haber. 11 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vera Kržišnik Bukić i Cazinska buna". Radio Sarajevo. 4 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rock and Hard Places: Travels to Backstages, Frontlines and Assorted Sideshows". Google Books. 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bosnian Congres - census 1991 - North of Bosnia". Hdmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 13 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "POPIS STANOVNIŠTVA, DOMAĆINSTAVA I STANOVA U BOSNI I HERCEGOVINI, 2013. REZULTATI POPISA" (PDF). popis2013.ba (in Serbian). Retrieved 9 May 2018. 

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