Petrovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Petrovac

Петровац
Official seal of Petrovac
Seal
Location of Petrovac within Republika Srpska
Location of Petrovac within Republika Srpska
Coordinates: 44°30′N 16°28′E / 44.500°N 16.467°E / 44.500; 16.467Coordinates: 44°30′N 16°28′E / 44.500°N 16.467°E / 44.500; 16.467
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityRepublika Srpska
Geographical regionKrajina
Government
 • MayorDejan Prošić (DNS)
Area
 • Total154.9 km2 (59.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Total361
 • Density2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)51
Websitewww.drinic.rs.ba

Petrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Петровац) is a village and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the western part of Republika Srpska and the central part of the Krajina region. Petrovac was created from a small part of the pre-war municipality of Bosanski Petrovac, whose remaining portion kept the original name and is a part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] The municipality seat is in Drinić.

Geography

Petrovac is a rural municipality, consisting of villages Bunara, Drinić and Podsrnetica.[2] It is located between municipalities of Bosanski Petrovac (BIH Federation) in the north and west, Ribnik and Istočni Drvar in the east, and Drvar in the south. The total area of the municipality is 137 km², about a sixth of 853 km² of the pre-war municipality. It is bordered by rivers of Una, Sana and Unca (river).[3]

History

Petrovac was created in 1995 following the end of the Bosnian War. As of 2019, it is one of the smallest municipalities by number of inhabitants in Republika Srpska.[4]

Demographics

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Petrovac has 361 inhabitants.

See also

References

  1. ^ Official Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina page regarding the use of both names
  2. ^ "Općina Bosanski Petrovac". Vlada Unsko-Sanskog Kantona.
  3. ^ Geographic Location, Official Homepage of the municipality of Petrovac
  4. ^ Milojević, Milkica (30 June 2019). "PATULJASTE OPŠTINE U SRPSKOJ Tri sela, sto stanovnika i gradonačelnica". srpskainfo.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 August 2019.