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KuljaniКуљани is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°50′50″N 17°11′52″E / 44.84722°N 17.19778°E / 44.84722; 17.19778Coordinates: 44°50′50″N 17°11′52″E / 44.84722°N 17.19778°E / 44.84722; 17.19778
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Municipality Banja Luka
 • Total 3,742
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 51

Kuljani (Serbian Cyrillic: Куљани) is a village in the municipality of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] It lies about 10 km north from the city on the left side of the river Vrbas.


This settlement was known for its catholic population through the last few centuries. Most of the population moved to Croatia during the last civil war in Yugoslavia (1992-1995). After the war this small village started to expand. A large number of new residents were Serbian refugees who found a new place for living after they had lost their old homes during the war. The village began to grow and soon became a suburban part of Banja Luka City.

Public infrastructure[edit]

The road infrastructure is still in very bad shape since there is no budget investment planned. As of 2010, there is a post office in operation and a medical ambulance is in planning to be opened. The old public school is also still operational.


National census 1991 1981 1971
Croats 773 (64,04%) 760 (68,03%) 736 (85,28%)
Serbs 283 (23,44%) 222 (19,87%) 93 (10,77%)
Muslim[2] 3 (0,24%) 0 0
Yugoslavs 73 (6,04%) 101 (9,04%) 0
rest and unknown 75 (6,21%) 34 (3,04%) 34 (3,93%)
Altogether 1.207 1.117 863

In 2008 the maximal estimated population counted 3,742.[3] There is also a small group of Slovenians in the village.


A local proverb goes Culjani - selo ljepše od Pariza (Kuljani - this village is more beautiful than Paris)[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine - Bilten no.234, Sarajevo 1991.
  2. ^ Muslims are today known as Bosniaks.
  3. ^ Урбанистички завод Републике Српске, УРБАНИСТИЧКИ ПЛАН БАЊАЛУКЕ 2008-2020 (PDF) (in Serbian). May 2009. 
  4. ^ Aleksandar Đurić, ca. 1998.