Kostajnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Kostajnica
Костајница
Town and municipality
Kostajnica municipality.jpg
Kostajnica center.jpg
Kostajnica landscape.jpg
Coat of arms of Kostajnica
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The city of chestnut
Location of Kostajnica
Coordinates: 45°13′N 16°32′E / 45.217°N 16.533°E / 45.217; 16.533Coordinates: 45°13′N 16°32′E / 45.217°N 16.533°E / 45.217; 16.533
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Government
 • Mayor Drago Bundalo (SDS[1])
Area
 • Total 85,12 km2 (3,287 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (2013 census)[2]
 • Total 5,977
 • Density 70/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 79224
Area code(s) +387 (052)
Website opstina-kostajnica.com

Kostajnica (Serbian Cyrillic: Костајница),[3] is a town and municipality located in northern Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the part of the Кrajina[4] region. As of 2013, it has a population of 5,977 inhabitants.

The municipality was created from part of the pre-war municipality of Novi Grad. It is located across the Una from Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia.

Name[edit]

Passport stamp bearing just the name Kostajnica.

During the Bosnian War, it was renamed to Srpska Kostajnica (Српска Костајница). After that, name of the town was changed to Kostajnica.[5]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality has 5,977 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

1991

In the 1991 census, Kostajnica was part of the Novi Grad municipality, and its population numbered 3,768 people, including:[6]

Note: The vast majority of those who declared as Muslims by nationality in 1991 have considered themselves Bosniaks since the Bosnian War.

2013
Municipality Nationality
Total
Bosniaks
%
Croats
%
Serbs
%
KOSTAJNICA 1,460 24.42 86 1.43 4,315 72.19 5,977

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History[edit]

From 1929 to 1941, Bosanska Kostajnica was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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