Sanski Most

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Sanski Most
Сански Мост
Skyline of Sanski Most
Coat of arms of Sanski Most
Coat of arms
Sanski Most is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sanski Most
Sanski Most
Location of Sanski Most
Coordinates: 44°46′N 16°40′E / 44.767°N 16.667°E / 44.767; 16.667Coordinates: 44°46′N 16°40′E / 44.767°N 16.667°E / 44.767; 16.667
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Subdivisions 75
 • Mayor Faris Hasanbegović (SDA)
 • Total 781 km2 (302 sq mi)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 50.421
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 37

Sanski Most (pronounced [sâːnskiː mɔ̂ːst]) is a city in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on the Sana River in Bosanska Krajina, between Prijedor and Ključ. Administratively it is part of the Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


It is located on the Sana River in Bosanska Krajina, between Prijedor and Ključ. Administratively it is part of the Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


In 1878 the little town (varošica) of Sanski Most was described as Muslim by Croatian historian Vjekoslav Klaić.[1] From 1929 to 1941, Sanski Most was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

During World War II it was part of the Axis Independent State of Croatia. At the beginning of May 1941 in several villages south-east of Sanski Most (Kijevo, Tramošnja, Kozica, etc.) the first armed conflict between the Ustaše and insurgent Serbs occurred. The event is known as the Đurđevdan uprising. The State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ZAVNOBiH) held its second meeting from 30 June to 2 July 1944 in the town; it declared the equality of Muslims (Bosniaks), Serbs and Croats.

During the Bosnian War, the town was controlled by the Army of Republika Srpska (Bosnian Serbs) and remained under its control until October 1995 when the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina took over it shortly before the end of the war.

In 2004, Serb-inhabited Oštra Luka was split from Sanski Most and ceded to the Republika Srpska entity.


The football club of the town is NK Podgrmeč.


Employment Male Female Total Total Population Unemployment %
2014 3,384 1,363 4,747 50,421 90.50%

Businesses and Organisations[edit]

Sanski Most is home to many different types of stores, and in the city center Konzum is located, part of a food chain from Croatia. There is also a store of the Tuš-chain of foodstores. There are many cafés in the city as well as many bakeries.

There are several non-governmental organisations in Sanski Most. Center for Peacebuilding, in the local language "Centar za Izgradnju Mira (CIM)" has been active in the city since 2004. The "Fenix Center", Centar Fenix provides humanitarian aid to the persons in need in the local community.


Ethnic Composition
Year Serbs  % Bosniaks  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1961 19,156 48.52% 12,350 31.28% 4,844 12.27% 3,014 7.63%  % 39,483
1971 30,422 48,98% 24,839 39,99% 6,307 10,15% 195 0,31% 339 0,57% 62,102
1981 26,619 42.61% 27,083 43.36% 5,314 8.51% 2,936 4.70% 515 0,82% 62,467
1991 25,363 42.05% 28,136 46.65% 4,322 7.16% 1,247 2.06% 1,239 2.08% 60,307
2014 817 1.62% 41,739 82.78% 7,811 15.49% n/a n/a 54 0.10% 50,421

The size of the municipality's area more than doubled after 1961. Therefore, the population rose quite a bit.

The city of Sanski Most itself had 50,421 residents in 2014.

  • 817 Serbs (1.62%)
  • 41,739 Bosniaks (82.78%)
  • 7,811 Croats (15.49%)
  • 54 others and unknown (0.10%)

Notable people[edit]

General Mehmed Alagić, Bosnian Commander

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vjekoslav Klaić (1878). Bosna: podatci o zemljopisu i poviesti Bosne i Hercegovine. Naklad. "Matice Hrvatske". p. 192. 

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