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Šargovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Шарговац) is a village in the municipality of Banja Luka (present-day Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina).[1]

Šargovac
Village
Construction of the Orthodox Church in Šargovac
Construction of the Orthodox Church in Šargovac
Šargovac is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Šargovac
Šargovac
Coordinates: 44°49′50″N 17°10′54″E / 44.83056°N 17.18167°E / 44.83056; 17.18167
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityRepublika Srpska
MunicipalityBanja Luka
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

During World War II, on 7 February 1942, Ustaše paramilitaries, led by a Franciscan friar, Miroslav Filipović (aka Tomislav Filipović-Majstorović), killed more than 2,300 Serbs (among them 500 children)[2] in Drakulić, Motike, and Šargovac.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine - Bilten no.234, Sarajevo 1991.
  2. ^ "Radio-Televizija Republike Srpske". Rtrs.tv. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2013.

Coordinates: 44°49′50″N 17°10′54″E / 44.83056°N 17.18167°E / 44.83056; 17.18167