Teslić

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Teslić
Теслић
Town and municipality
Serbian Orthodox church near the city centre
Coat of arms of Teslić
Coat of arms
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Teslić is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Teslić
Teslić
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Government
 • Mayor Milan Miličević (SDS)
 • Municipality 833.97 km2 (322.00 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Town 7,518
 • Municipality 38,536
 • Municipality density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s) 53
Website www.opstinateslic.com

Teslić (Serbian Cyrillic: Теслић) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the central part of the Republika Srpska, on the banks of Usora River. As of 2013, the town has a population of 7,518 inhabitants, while the municipality has 38,536 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The town was settled in the 19th century with the first industrialization of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Main industries are wood products and the chemical industry. Long before Tesliċ began to rise a nearby village called Čečava existed as one of the oldest places people inhabited, there is archaeological evidence that Čečava existed as early as the 10th century.

From 1929 to 1941, Teslić was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Teslić was until the late 1950s among the largest industrial centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today Tesliċ industry is mostly based on the production of wood, milk, clothing, telecommunications, electro industry, metallic industry and building construction.

Tesliċ is also known as a tourist destination, mainly because of the Banja Vrućica, а health spa for healing cardio-vascular diseases. With a complex of five hotels and a capacity of over 1000 beds, Banja Vrućica has the biggest tourist capacity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The nearby mountain Borja is an attractive tourist destination with two hotels and sports facilities.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194835,933—    
195339,764+2.05%
197152,713+1.58%
198160,434+1.38%
199159,584−0.14%
201338,536−1.96%

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Teslić has a population of 38,536 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
1971
Population
1981
Population
1991
Population
2013[1]
Serbs 32,756 35,024 32,962 29,041
Bosniaks/Muslims 10,000 11,148 12,802 7,184
Croats 9,467 10,744 9,525 1,442
Yugoslavs 108 3,008 3,465 -
Others 382 510 1,100 869
Total 52,713 60,434 59,854 38,536

Historical sites[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "POPIS STANOVNIŠTVA, DOMAĆINSTAVA I STANOVA U BOSNI I HERCEGOVINI, 2013. REZULTATI POPISA" (PDF). popis2013.ba (in Serbian). Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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