Bosanski Petrovac

Bosanski Petrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Босански Петровац) is a town and municipality located in the Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013 census, the municipality has a population of 7,328 inhabitants, while the town has a population of 3,427 inhabitants.

Bosanski Petrovac

Босански Петровац
Bosanski Petrovac
Bosanski Petrovac
Location of Bosanski Petrovac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Bosanski Petrovac within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Coordinates: 44°33′N 16°22′E / 44.550°N 16.367°E / 44.550; 16.367Coordinates: 44°33′N 16°22′E / 44.550°N 16.367°E / 44.550; 16.367
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • MayorMahmut Jukić (SDA)
Area
 • Town and municipality717 km2 (277 sq mi)
Elevation
664 m (2,178 ft)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Town and municipality7,328
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,427
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 37

HistoryEdit

The settlement has existed since Roman times. It was conquered by the Ottoman Empire somewhere between 1520 and 1530. From 1929 to 1941, Bosanski Petrovac was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During the Second World War, it was a Partisan stronghold which was conveniently located close to Marshal Josip Broz Tito's headquarters in Drvar.

During the 1992–95 Bosnian War, the town's Serb majority remained in the city while the Bosniaks and Croats were forced to leave their homes. Then in 1995, as the war was nearing its end, the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina seized Bosanski Petrovac and it remained in Bosnian hands until the end of the war. In the following years, the Serbs' right to return would be hindered. However, the town would eventually return to its pre-war ethnic composition.

SettlementsEdit

 
Landscape from one of the villages
 
Serbian Orthodox Church
 
Mosque
 
Monument representing notable people from Bosanski Petrovac

DemographicsEdit

Bosanski Petrovac is a member of the Alliance of Serb Municipalities.

PopulationEdit

Population of settlements – Bosanski Petrovac municipality
Settlement 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 18,597 16,374 15,621 7,328
1 Bosanski Petrovac 4,016 4,547 5,381 3,427
2 Dobro Selo 901 655
3 Kolonić 521 232
4 Krnjeuša 958 495
5 Rašinovac 627 398

Ethnic compositionEdit

Ethnic composition – Bosanski Petrovac town
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 3,427 (100,0%) 5,381 (100,0%) 4,547 (100,0%) 4,016 (100,0%)
Bosniaks 2,608 (75,11%) 2,678 (49,77%) 2,248 (49,44%) 2,551 (63,52%)
Serbs 778 (22,67%) 2,345 (43,58%) 1,428 (31,41%) 1,257 (31,30%)
Unaffiliated 17 (0,496%)
Croats 9 (0,263%) 28 (0,520%) 36 (0,792%) 39 (0,971%)
Others 7 (0,204%) 77 (1,431%) 21 (0,462%) 34 (0,847%)
Unknown 3 (0,088%)
Yugoslavs 1 (0,029%) 253 (4,702%) 794 (17,46%) 124 (3,088%)
Montenegrins 1 (0,029%) 11 (0,242%) 6 (0,149%)
Macedonians 1 (0,029%) 7 (0,154%) 1 (0,025%)
Albanians 1 (0,029%) 2 (0,050%)
Turks 1 (0,029%)
Slovenes 2 (0,044%) 2 (0,050%)
Ethnic composition – Bosanski Petrovac municipality
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 7,328 (100,0%) 15,621 (100,0%) 16,374 (100,0%) 18,597 (100,0%)
Serbs 4,003 (54,53%) 11,694 (74,86%) 11,129 (67,97%) 14,941 (80,34%)
Bosniaks 3,236 (43,38%) 3,288 (21,05%) 2,893 (17,67%) 3,315 (17,83%)
Unaffiliated 30 (0,409%)
Croats 26 (0,355%) 48 (0,307%) 49 (0,299%) 76 (0,409%)
Unknown 12 (0,164%)
Others 11 (0,150%) 225 (1,440%) 89 (0,544%) 92 (0,495%)
Roma 3 (0,041%)
Yugoslavs 2 (0,027%) 366 (2,343%) 2 187 (13,36%) 154 (0,828%)
Montenegrins 1 (0,014%) 13 (0,079%) 13 (0,070%)
Macedonians 1 (0,014%) 8 (0,049%) 1 (0,005%)
Slovenes 1 (0,014%) 6 (0,037%) 3 (0,016%)
Albanians 1 (0,014%) 2 (0,011%)
Turks 1 (0,014%)

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ na-danasnji-dan-11-10-1923-godine-roden-je-bosanskohercegovacki-knjizevnik-ahmet-hromadzic/, archived from the original on 2013-12-14 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit