- For the settlement in Croatian Baranja, see: Kozarac, Čeminac
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Location of Prijedor within Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Kozarac (pronounced [kɔ̂zarats]) is a town in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in the Prijedor Municipality, near the city of Prijedor. It is located 10 km east of Prijedor and 45 km west of Banja Luka. The name Kozarac comes from a story saying Canyon from Kozara will make strong wind called Kozarac. However, the prevailing wind in Kozarac is mild.
Kozarac is also famous because of the Kozara National Park.
Kozarac now has two public swimming pools, 14 mosques, one church, a shopping mall, plus many restaurants and bars. Every summer in Kozarac, famous musicians from across the whole of former Yugoslavia perform, and around 15,000 people who are from Kozarac but are living abroad, come back to Kozarac to spend their summer there.
- Duško Tadić, war criminal
- Eldin Jakupović, footballer
- Nedžad Mulabegović, athlete
- Vehid Gunić, journalist
- Fikret Hodžić, professional body builder
- Sakib Mahmuljin, war-time general
References in Popular Culture
- http://www.hdmagazine.com/bosnia/census/cens-sz.html Archived 10 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
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