Ljubuški is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the West Herzegovina Canton, a unit of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Demographics [ edit ]
In the 1991
census, the municipality of Ljubuški had a population of 28,340, of which 26,127 were Croats (92.1%), 1,592 Bosniaks (5.6%), 227 Yugoslavs (0.8%), 65 Serbs (0.2%), and 329 others (1.1%). The town of Ljubuški had 7,407 residents: 75% Croats, 20% Bosniaks, 3% Yugoslavs, 1% Serbs and 1% others.
History [ edit ]
The town was first time mentioned in 1444. The name Ljubuški originates from an ancient
Slavic name Libusa who used to be the first wife of the then ruler of Herzegovina Herzeg Stjepan.
Yugoslav Wars [ edit ]
Bosnian War, Ljubuški served as the headquarters of the Croatian Defence Forces.
The town is home to the successful
handball club HRK Izviđač and two football clubs NK Sloga Ljubuški and NK Bigeste Ljubuški
Notable people [ edit ]
Zaim-beg Selimić, landed gentleman, benefactor and philanthropist
Blaž Kraljević, commander of the HOS BiH
Denis Buntić, handball player
Izidor Papo, academic
Gordan Bunoza, footballer
Maks Luburić, Ustaša officer and commander of the Jasenovac concentration camp
Mirko Alilović, handball player
Peter Tomich, World War II hero, awarded with the Medal of Honor for heroics at Pearl Harbor
Tomislav Brkić, tennis player
Vjekoslav Vrančić, minister of NDH and writer
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