Rudo

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Rudo
Рудо
Town and municipality
Skyline of Rudo
Location of Rudo within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Rudo within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Geographical region Hercegovina
Government
 • Mayor Rato Rajak (Radical party)
Area
 • Total 347.63 km2 (134.22 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 7,963
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s) 58

Rudo (Serbian Cyrillic: Рудо) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013, it has a population of 7,963 inhabitants.

It is famous throughout former Yugoslav republics as the birthplace of the 1st Proletarian Brigade formed by Yugoslav Partisans, a museum to which still exists in the town today.

History

The town of Rudo was established in 1555 by Sokollu Mustafa Pasha, a close relative of Ottoman Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha.[1] A stone mosque, bridge over the Lim, hamam, inn, mekteb (school), tekke, some shops and houses were built.[1] It was mentioned by Evliya Çelebi (1611–1682).[1] It was flooded in 1896, and then expanded into an urban settlement.[2] The 1st Proletarian Brigade of the Yugoslav Partisans was established in Rudo on 22 December 1941.[2] A monument dedicated to the Brigade was erected in 1961,[2] with a museum subsequently being opened a decade later.

Settlements

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
197115,982—    
198113,601−1.60%
199111,571−1.60%
20137,963−1.68%

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality has 7,963 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

1971. census; total: 15,982

  Serbs 10,155 (63.54%)
  Muslims 5,532 (34.61%)
  Croats 18 (0.11%)
  Yugoslavs 80 (0.50%)
  Others 197 (1.23%)

1981. census; total: 13,601

  Serbs 8,699 (63.95%)
  Muslims 4,382 (32.21%)
  Croats 24 (0.17%)
  Yugoslavs 296 (2.17%)
  Others 200 (1.47%)

1991. census; total: 11,571

  Serbs 8,150 (70.43%)
  Muslims 3,130 (27.05%)
  Croats 5 (0.04%)
  Yugoslavs 106 (0.91%)
  Others 180 (1.55%)
Municipality Nationality
Total
Bosniaks
%
Croats
%
Serbs
%
Rudo 677 8.50 9 0.11 7,241 90.93 7,963

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Trivia

It appears in Ivo Andrić's story "The Beys of Rudo."

Notable people

See also

References

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Coordinates: 43°37′N 19°22′E / 43.617°N 19.367°E / 43.617; 19.367