|Town and municipality|
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Location of Gacko within Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Boroughs||71 (as of 2008)|
|• Mayor||Milan Radmilović (SDS)|
|• Municipality||735.88 km2 (284.12 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|• Municipality density||12/km2 (32/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Gacko (Serbian: Гацко) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the region of East Herzegovina. As of 2013, the town has a population of 5,784 inhabitants, while the municipality has 8,990 inhabitants.
The municipality covers an area of 736 km2 (284 sq mi), making it one of the larger municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The town is near the state border with Montenegro.
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Austro-Hungarian authorities took it over in 1878, a decision which was made at the Berlin Congress. In 1908, Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina sparking the Bosnian crisis which eventually led to World War I.
After that war, Gacko joined the State of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, going on to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by the end of 1918. These were the first incarnations of Yugoslavia where Gacko remained until Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence in 1992.
Aside from the town of Gacko, the municipality includes the following settlements:
- Donja Bodežišta
- Gornja Bodežišta
- Ljeskov Dub
- Novi Dulići
- Rudo Polje
- Stari Dulići
According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Gacko has 8,990 inhabitants.
The ethnic composition of the municipality:
|1991||10,788||6,661 (61.74%)||3,858 (35.76%)||29 (0.26%)||84 (0.77%)||156 (1.44%)|
|1981||10,279||6,215 (60.46%)||3,424 (33.31%)||21 (0.20%)||346 (3.36%)||273 (2.65%)|
|1971||12,033||7,634 (63.44%)||4,184 (34.77%)||15 (0.12%)||20 (0.16%)||180 (1.49%)|
|1991||4,584||2,253 (49,15%)||2,144 (46,77%)||28||78||81|
- Admir Ćatović, footballer
- Nemanja Supić, footballer
- Saša Starović, volleyball player
- Sanja Starović, volleyball player
- Vukašin Višnjevac, football coach
- Dušan Bajević, footballer and football coach
- Vule Avdalović, basketball player
- Nemanja Gordić, basketball player
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