Municipalities of Republika Srpska

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Under the "Law on Territorial Organization and Local Self-Government" adopted in 1994, Republika Srpska was divided into 80 municipalities. After the conclusion of the Dayton Peace Agreement, the law was amended in 1996 to reflect the changes to the entity's borders and now provides for the division of Republika Srpska into 64 municipalities.

List of municipalities[edit]

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The following list includes 64 municipalities of Republika Srpska (with population data from 2013 census):[1]

City / town Region Area Municipal Urban
Banja Luka Banja Luka 1,239 185,042 150,997
Bijeljina Doboj-Bijeljina 734 107,715 45,291
Prijedor Banja Luka 834 89,397 32,342
Doboj Doboj-Bijeljina 772 71,441 26,987
Istočno Sarajevo[2] Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 1,450 61,516 43,657
Zvornik Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 376 58,856 12,674
Gradiška Banja Luka 762 51,727 16,106
Teslić Doboj-Bijeljina 838 38,536 7,518
Prnjavor Banja Luka 762 35,956 8,484
Laktaši Banja Luka 388 34,966 5,879
Trebinje Trebinje-Foča 854 29,918 25,589
Derventa Doboj-Bijeljina 515 27,404 12,680
Novi Grad Banja Luka 473 27,115 11,063
Modriča Doboj-Bijeljina 320 25,712 10,137
Dubica Banja Luka 499 21,542 11,566
Pale Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 493 20,909 13,883
Bratunac Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 293 20,340 8,359
Kotor Varoš Banja Luka 564 19,710 8,360
Foča Trebinje-Foča 1,135 18,288 12,334
Srbac Banja Luka 453 17,587 3,005
Šamac Doboj-Bijeljina 178 17,273 5,390
Mrkonjić Grad Banja Luka 677 16,671 7,915
Brod Doboj-Bijeljina 229 16,619 8,563
Ugljevik Doboj-Bijeljina 165 15,710 4,155
Čelinac Banja Luka 362 15,548 5,802
Lopare Doboj-Bijeljina 293 15,357 2,709
Istočna Ilidža Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 28 14,763 14,241
Srebrenica Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 527 13,409 2,607
Nevesinje Trebinje-Foča 877 12,961 5,464
Sokolac Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 693 12,021 5,919
Vlasenica Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 448 11,467 7,228
Milići Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 279 11,441 2,368
Bileća Trebinje-Foča 623 10,807 8,220
Rogatica Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 645 10,723 6,855
Višegrad Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 448 10,668 5,869
Istočno Novo Sarajevo Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 35 10,642 8,557
Šipovo Banja Luka 553 10,293 4,052
Kneževo Banja Luka 333 9,793 3,958
Gacko Trebinje-Foča 736 8,990 5,784
Rudo Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 348 7,963 1,949
Šekovići Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 237 6,761 1,519
Petovo Doboj-Bijeljina 144 6,474 2,322
Ribnik Banja Luka 511 6,048 0
Osmaci Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 78 6,016 0
Kostjanica Banja Luka 85 5,977 4,047
Pelagićevo Doboj-Bijeljina 122 5,220 2,796
Čajniče Trebinje-Foča 275 4,895 2,401
Vukosavlje Doboj-Bijeljina 95 4,667 0
Donji Žabar Doboj-Bijeljina 47 3,809 0
Han Pijesak Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 323 3,530 2,018
Ljubinje Trebinje-Foča 319 3,511 2,744
Novo Goražde Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 119 3,117 0
Oštra Luka Banja Luka 205 2,786 0
Berkovići Trebinje-Foča 250 2,114 0
Trnovo Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 138 2,050 1,018
Kalinovik Trebinje-Foča 681 2,029 1,093
Krupa na Uni Banja Luka 84 1,597 0
Jezero Banja Luka 56 1,144 0
Istočni Stari Grad Istočno Sarajevo-Zvornik 70 1,131 39
Petrovac Banja Luka 155 361 0
Kupres Banja Luka 48 300 0
Istočni Mostar Trebinje-Foča 85 257 0
Istočni Drvar Banja Luka 75 79 0
Stanari Doboj-Bijeljina - - -

Renamed municipalities[edit]

On February 27, 2004, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued an opinion declaring the names of certain municipalities in Republika Srpska to be in violation of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the reason that the war names "are not consistent with the constitutional principle of the equality of the constituent peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3]" Afterwards, the parliament of Republika Srpska accepted new names for the municipalities.[4] On September 22, 2004, the Court decided that the former names "be temporary replaced" with new names.[5] The following are the former and new names of the affected municipalities:

Old names Proposed by Constitutional Court Proposed by parliament
Srpski Drvar Istočni Drvar Istočni Drvar
Srpski Sanski Most Oštra Luka Oštra Luka
Srpski Mostar Istočni Mostar Istočni Mostar
Srpsko Goražde Ustiprača Novo Goražde
Srbinje Foča Foča
Srpski Ključ Ribnik Ribnik
Srpska Kostajnica Bosanska Kostajnica Kostajnica
Srpski Brod Bosanski Brod Brod
Srpska Ilidža Kasindo Istočna Ilidža
Srpsko Novo Sarajevo Lukavica Istočno Novo Sarajevo
Srpski Stari Grad Istočni Stari Grad Istočni Stari Grad
Srpsko Orašje Donji Žabar Donji Žabar

Former municipalities[edit]

The Law on Territorial Organization and Local Self-Government was amended in 1996 to provide that certain municipalities whose territory was now completely or partially located in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina would "temporarily stop functioning." In addition, the parts of these former municipalities that were located in Republika Srpska (if any) were incorporated into other municipalities.

The following are the former municipalities of Republika Srpska:

  • Glamoč (part included in Šipovo)
  • Gradačac (parts included in Modriča and Pelagićevo)
  • Grahovo (formerly Bosansko Grahovo)
  • Hadžići
  • Ilijaš (part included in Sokolac)
  • Konjic (parts included in Nevesinje)
  • Kladanj (parts included in Šekovići)
  • Lukavac (parts included in Petrovo)
  • Maglaj (parts included in Doboj)
  • Olovo (parts included in Sokolac)
  • Skelani (included in Srebrenica)
  • Srbobran (parts included in Šipovo) (formerly Donji Vakuf)
  • Tuzla (parts included in Lopare)
  • Vogošća

Special municipalities[edit]

Sarajevo[edit]

In 1993, the Law on the Serb City of Sarajevo during the State of War or Immediate Danger of War[6] was adopted providing that Serb Sarajevo (later Istočno Sarajevo) consisted of the following municipalities: Centar, Hadžići, Ilidža, Ilijaš, Novo Sarajevo, Stari Grad, Rajlovac, Vogošća, and Trnovo. Centar, Hadžići, Ilijaš, Rajlovac, and Vogošća were incorporated into the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city now consists of the following six municipalities: Srpska Ilidža (name replaced by "Kasindo" in 2004), Srpsko Novo Sarajevo (name replaced by "Lukavica" in 2004), Pale, Sokolac, Srpski Stari Grad (name replaced by "Istočni Stari Grad" in 2004), and Trnovo.

In 1996, the name "Serb City of Sarajevo" was changed to "City of Srpsko Sarajevo". In 2004, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina decided that the temporary name of the city would be decided that the former name of the city "be temporary replaced" with the name "City of Istočno (East) Sarajevo".

Brčko[edit]

A significant portion of the Brčko District (48% of its area) was created from territory of Republika Srpska (RS). RS controlled this territory until March 8, 2000 (see the History and Mandate of the OHR North/Brcko). The Brčko District was created as a shared territory, a condominium, of both entities (RS and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), but it was not placed under control of either, and is hence under direct jurisdiction of Bosnia and Herzegovina. RS's authorities never officially accepted the Brčko Arbitration result, but nevertheless had to comply.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popis 2013 - Urbanizacija = stanovništvo urbanih područja / ukupno stanovništvo". statistika.ba (in Serbian). Retrieved 4 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Istočno Sarajevo is consisted of five municipalities". 
  3. ^ 044-01 Decision English.ZIP U 044-01[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Paljanske novine, #17: На гласачким листићима стари називи за 13 општина у РС Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ U 44-01[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ The Law on the Serb City of Sarajevo during the State of War or Immediate Danger of War (Official Gazette of the Republika Srpska, No. 25/93)

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