Donji Vakuf

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Donji Vakuf
Доњи Вакуф
Town and municipality
Skyline of Donji Vakuf
Location of Donji Vakuf within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Donji Vakuf within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Donji Vakuf is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donji Vakuf
Donji Vakuf
Location of Donji Vakuf
Coordinates: 44°09′N 17°24′E / 44.150°N 17.400°E / 44.150; 17.400
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • Municipality presidentHusein Sušić (SDA)
Area
 • Total320 km2 (120 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total13,985
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 30
Websitewww.donji-vakuf.ba

Donji Vakuf (pronounced [dɔ̂ːɲiː vǎkuf]) (Serbian Cyrillic: Доњи Вакуф) is a town and municipality located in Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

It was founded by Malkoçoğlu İbrahim Bey in 1572 and was known as "Aşağı Vakıf" ("lower foundation" in Turkish). Donji Vakuf is Bosnian translation of "Aşağı Vakıf".

Settlements[edit]

History[edit]

From 1929 to 1941, Donji Vakuf was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic composition
Year Serb  % Bosniaks  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1961 7,870 49.08% 6,289 39.22% 976 6.09% 850 5.30% 51 0.32% 16,036
1971 8,767 42,99% 10,528 51,62% 924 4,53% 90 0,44% 84 0,42% 20,393
1981 8,574 37.93% 11,600 51.31% 635 2.81% 1,592 7.04% 266 1.18% 22,606
1991 9,375 38.69% 13,393 55.23% 686 2.83% 622 2.57% 156 0.64% 24,232
2013 107 0.76% 13,376 95.64% 58 0.41% 0 0% 386 2.76% 13,985

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Tourism[edit]

The village of Prusac lies just outside Donji Vakuf. Bosniaks make a pilgrimage to the nearby holy site of Ajvatovica inJune. It is one of the biggest events in the whole of Bosnia.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Donji Vakuf is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 44°09′N 17°24′E / 44.150°N 17.400°E / 44.150; 17.400