Stari Grad, Sarajevo
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Municipal mayor||Ibrahim Hadžibajrić (NES)|
|• Total||514 km2 (198 sq mi)|
|• Density||757/km2 (1,960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+387 33|
Stari Grad (Serbian Cyrillic: Стари Град, pronounced [stâːriː grâːd]; lit. "Old Town") is a municipality of the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the oldest and most historically significant part of Sarajevo. At its heart is the Baščaršija, the old town market sector where the city was founded by Ottoman general Isa-Beg Ishaković in the 15th century.
The municipality of Stari Grad is characterized by its many religious structures, and examples of unique Bosnian architecture. The eastern half of Stari Grad consists of the Ottoman influenced sectors of the city, while the western half showcases an architecture and culture that arrived with Austria-Hungary, symbolically representing the city as a meeting place between East and West.
The population of Stari Grad is 36,976, making it the least populous of Sarajevo's four municipalities. Its population density of 742.5 inhabitants per km² also ranks it last among the four. Stari Grad contains numerous hotels and tourist attractions including the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Emperor's Mosque, the Sarajevo cathedral and more.
- Bosniaks - 74,354 (58.73%)
- Serbs - 27,658 (21.84%)
- Croats - 12,903 (10.19%)
- Yugoslavs - 5,944 (4.69%)
- Others - 5,739 (4.55%)
- Bosniaks - 39,410 (77.66%)
- Serbs - 5,150 (10.14%)
- Croats - 1,126 (2.21%)
- Yugoslavs - 3,374 (6.64%)
- Others - 1,684 (3.35%)
- Bosniaks - 32,794 (88.68%)
- Croats - 685 (1.85%)
- Serbs - 467 (1.26%)
- Others - 3,030 (8.19%)
Prior to 1914, the Austro-Hungarians who ruled Sarajevo wanted land in the Sarajevo Old Town district to build a city hall and library. The land had a home on it and, despite offering the owner money, he refused and continued to refuse even when told that he had to move. When the officials threatened him, he moved the house and rebuilt it, piece by piece, on the other side of the Miljacka river, as a way of spiting the officials. The Sarajevo spite house operates today as a restaurant, called "Inat Kuća", which means "Spite House."
- "Census of population, households and dwellings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013: Final results" (PDF). Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina. June 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- Barnett, Tracy. (June 25, 2006) San Antonio Express-News Honey and blood. Section: Travel; Page 1L.
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