Laktaši

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Laktaši

Лакташи
Serbian Orthodox church in Laktaši
Serbian Orthodox church in Laktaši
Coat of arms of Laktaši
Coat of arms
Location of Laktaši (municipality) within Republika Srpska
Location of Laktaši (municipality) within Republika Srpska
Location of Laktaši
Laktaši is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Laktaši
Laktaši
Location of Laktaši (town)
Coordinates: 44°54′33″N 17°18′06″E / 44.90917°N 17.30167°E / 44.90917; 17.30167
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityRepublika Srpska
Geographical regionBosanska Krajina
Government
 • MayorMiroslav Kodžoman (SNSD)
 • Municipality388.37 km2 (149.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Town
5,879
 • Municipality
34,966
 • Municipality density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)51
Websitewww.laktasi.net
Laktaši - hihway
Laktaši - BanjaVrućica

Laktaši (Serbian Cyrillic: Лакташи) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013, the municipality has a population of 34,966 inhabitants, while the town has a population of 5,879 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Physical geography[edit]

Laktaši municipality is located in Lijevče polje, 19 km north of Banja Luka. The river Vrbas, which flows in the middle of its territory, divides it into the Župa (right bank of the Vrbas) and the Potkozarsko-Lijevčanski part (the left bank of the Vrbas). Lijevče polje, along the fertile Semberian plains, a geographical part of the Peripanon region, is the main granary of Republika Srpska.

Political geography[edit]

The Laktaši municipality is located in the northeastern part of Republika Srpska ont the coordinates of 44°54′33″N and 17°18′06″E and borders the city of Banja Luka, and the municipalities of Gradiška, Srbac, Prnjavor and Čelinac. Laktaši municipality takes up an area of 338,37 km2 (149,95 sq mi).

The area of this municipality has had a favorable traffic position in the past, beginning with the time of the Romans, when the so-called "salt path" that connected Salona to Servicio. Today, the Banja Luka - Gradiška and Banja Luka - Doboj highways pass through the Laktaši municipality, connecting the Laktaši municipality with the Zagreb - Belgrade highway, and in the future with the Budapest - Ploče highway. Laktaši municipality also has the only international airport in the Republic of Srpska, located north of the Laktaši town, near the village of Mahovljani.

Climate[edit]

Laktaši municipality has a continental climate, with harsh winters and warm summers. The warmest month of the year is July, with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F). The coldest month of the year is January, when temperatures average -5°C (23 °F). Annual precipitation forLaktaši municipality is about 875 mm. Due to the city's high latitude; it snows almost every year as well. Strong winds come from the north and northeast bringing in lots of snow.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Laktaši has a population of 34,966 inhabitants.

Population[edit]

Population of settlements – Laktaši municipality
Settlement 1948. 1953. 1961. 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 26,201 25,997 27,676 29,910 34,966
1 Aleksandrovac 677 802
2 Aleksići 204 216
3 Bakinci 608 489
4 Boškovići 403 378
5 Bukovica 558 631
6 Čardačani 596 659
7 Ćetojevići 241 202
8 Dovići 310 332
9 Drugovići 876 721
10 Glamočani 1,612 1,928
11 Jablan 1,368 2,127
12 Jakupovci 1,180 1,579
13 Jaružani 550 444
14 Kadinjani 623 461
15 Kobatovci 843 845
16 Kosjerovo 784 668
17 Kriškovci 740 577
18 Laktaši 3,341 8,239 1,015 1,415 2,607 3,483 5,282
19 Ljubatovci 429 256
20 Maglajani 1,490 1,596
21 Mahovljani 877 924
22 Malo Blaško 591 666
23 Milosavci 595 482
24 Miloševci 345 265
25 Mrčevci 735 680
26 Papažani 469 375
27 Petoševci 499 576
28 Šeškovci 412 310
29 Slatina 1,153 1,344
30 Šušnjari 678 713
31 Trn 3,554 5,544
32 Veliko Blaško 948 1,408

Ethnic composition[edit]

Ethnic composition – Laktaši mtown
Nationality 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 5,879 (100,0%) 3,483 (100,0%) 2,607 (100,0%) 1,415 (100,0%)
Serbs 2,866 (82,29%) 1,879 (72,08%) 1,229 (86,86%)
Yugoslavs 345 (9,905%) 538 (20,64%) 11 (0,777%)
Others 134 (3,847%) 75 (2,877%) 50 (3,534%)
Croats 99 (2,842%) 79 (3,030%) 77 (5,442%)
Bosniaks 39 (1,120%) 15 (0,575%) 28 (1,979%)
Montenegrins 16 (0,614%) 15 (1,060%)
Macedonians 3 (0,115%)
Albanians 2 (0,077%) 1 (0,071%)
Slovenes 4 (0,283%)
Ethnic composition – Laktaši municiplaity
Nationality 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 34,966 (100,0%) 29,832 (100,0%) 27,676 (100,0%) 25,997 (100,0%)
Serbs 33,462 (95,70%) 24,176 (81,04%) 21,642 (78,20%) 21,986 (84,57%)
Others 871 (2,491%) 1,153 (3,865%) 753 (2,721%) 707 (2,720%)
Croats 521 (1,490%) 2,565 (8,598%) 2,512 (9,076%) 2,731 (10,51%)
Bosniaks 112 (0,320%) 408 (1,368%) 245 (0,885%) 341 (1,312%)
Yugoslavs 1 530 (5,129%) 2,260 (8,166%) 84 (0,323%)
Roma 192 (0,694%)
Slovenes 35 (0,126%) 106 (0,408%)
Montenegrins 28 (0,101%) 34 (0,131%)
Macedonians 7 (0,025%) 3 (0,012%)
Albanians 2 (0,007%) 5 (0,019%)

Economy[edit]

The following table gives a preview of total number of registered employed people per their core activity (as of 2016):[1]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 261
Mining and quarrying 17
Manufacturing 2,754
Distribution of power, gas, steam and air-conditioning 124
Distribution of water and water waste management 135
Construction 925
Wholesale and retail, repair 2,784
Transportation and storage 437
Hotels and restaurants 365
Information and communication 17
Finance and insurance 20
Real estate activities 2
Professional, scientific and technical activities 26
Administrative and support services 5
Public administration and defence 162
Education 225
Healthcare and social work 146
Art, entertainment and recreation 54
Other service activities 36
Total 8,495

Sport[edit]

The most prominently known local sports team is basketball team KK Igokea based in Aleksandrovac. KK Igokea is regular competitor in the regional Adriatic League and one of the two teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina that played in Euro Cup. The local football club, FK Laktaši, plays in the Second League of Republika Srpska.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cities and Municipalities of Republika Srpska 2017" (PDF). rzs.rs.ba (in Serbian). December 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°54′33″N 17°18′06″E / 44.90917°N 17.30167°E / 44.90917; 17.30167