|Municipality and town|
Location of Ljubuški in Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Mayor||Nevenko Barbarić (HDZ BiH)|
|• Total||292.7 km2 (113.0 sq mi)|
|• Land||292.7 km2 (113.0 sq mi)|
|• Water||0 km2 (0 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||+387 039|
- Croats - 26.198 (92,67%)
- Muslims - 1.812 (6,40%)
- Serbs - 118 (0,41%)
- Yugoslavs - 49 (0,17%)
- others - 92 (0,35%)
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.
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.
Although small town, Ljubuški is famous tourist place because of its beautiful waterfalls Kravica.
Kravica is located in village Studenci, in Ljubuški county.
It is part of river Trebižat, 120 meters wide and 28 meters high. It gives local people place to rest and enjoy cool water in warm summer days, it is a famous gathering place for locals and attractive nature sight for tourists.
- 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
- Ljubuški official web page
- www.ljubuski.info (Croatian)
- www.ljubusaci.com (Bosnian)
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