Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Čitluk (Serbian Cyrillic: Читлук, listen ) is a town and municipality in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Čitluk
Читлук
Flag of Čitluk
Coat of arms of Čitluk
Čitluk is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Čitluk
Čitluk
Location of Čitluk
Coordinates: 43°12′N 17°42′E / 43.200°N 17.700°E / 43.200; 17.700
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Herzegovina-Neretva
Geographical regionHerzegovina
Government
 • Municipal mayorMarin Radišić (HDZ BiH)
Area
 • Town and municipality181 km2 (70 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Town and municipality18,140
 • Density1,025/km2 (2,650/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,312[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code+387 36
Websitehttp://www.citluk.ba

The area boasts the largest vineyards in the country, consisting mainly of Blatina, Žilavka, and Vranac grapes.[2]

OverviewEdit

The municipality includes the village of Međugorje where Marian apparitions have been reported.

Other nearby places are Služanj, Potpolje, Blatnica, Čerin, Hamzići and Gornji Veliki Ograđenik. The rich soil in this area is used for growing wine-producing grapes. Many varieties grown in Brotnjo are popular throughout the world (e.g., Blatina).

SettlementsEdit

Population/DemographicsEdit

1971Edit

15,359 total

1991Edit

In 1991, the municipality had a population of 14,709, of which there were

  • 14,544 Croats (98.9%)
  • 110 Bosniaks (0.8%)
  • 19 Serbs (0.1%)
  • 17 Yugoslavs (0.1%) * 19 others (0.1%)

The town of Čitluk had 4,317 residents: with 99% of those being Croats.

2013 CensusEdit

Municipality Nationality Total
Bosniaks % Croats % Serbs %
Čitluk 29 0.15 17,900 98.67 18 0.09 18,140

SportsEdit

The town is home to the football club NK Brotnjo, and the basketball club HKK Brotnjo.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Čitluk is twinned with:[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Naseljena Mjesta 1991/2013" (in Bosnian). Statistical Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  2. ^ About - Hercegovina vino
  3. ^ "Veleposlanik Republike Italije posjetio Općinu Čitluk". brotnjo.info (in Bosnian). Brotnjo.info. 2018-01-23. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  4. ^ "Svetom misom proslavljen blagdan sv. Marka Križevčanina". krizevci.hr (in Croatian). Križevci. 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2021-02-17.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°12′N 17°42′E / 43.2°N 17.7°E / 43.2; 17.7