Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosanski Brod (Serbian Cyrillic: Брод, pronounced [brôːd])[1] is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated on the south bank of the river Sava, in the western part of the Posavina region.[2] As of 2013, the town has a population of 7,637 inhabitants, while the municipality has a population of 16,619 inhabitants.

Brod

Брод
Brod
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Coat of arms of Brod
Coat of arms
Location of Brod within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Brod within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Brod
Coordinates: Coordinates: 45°08′N 17°59′E / 45.133°N 17.983°E / 45.133; 17.983
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityRepublika Srpska
Government
 • MayorZoran Vidić (SDS)
 • Municipality229.3 km2 (88.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Town
8,563
 • Municipality
16,619
 • Municipality density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)53
Websitewww.opstina-brod.net
Brod in 1912
Monument on the central square dedicated to the soldiers who died fighting for Republika Srpska
Brod municipality by population proportional to the settlement with the highest and lowest population
Panorama of the city
Nature in Brod

NameEdit

Prior to the Bosnian War of the 1990s, the town was known as Bosanski Brod. During the war the prefix "Bosanski" was replaced with "Srpski" due to the town being under Serb control. In May 2009, the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska removed any prefix from the name resulting in the name Brod. Today its official name is just Brod, without either prefix Bosanski or Srpski. The Croatian town of Slavonski Brod is situated on the opposite (northern) bank of the Sava, forming a built-up area of more than 110,000 inhabitants.

The bridge over the Sava River at Brod was destroyed in the early hours of October 1992; it was rebuilt several years later after the hostilities ended.

SettlementsEdit

Aside from the town of Brod, the following settlements comprise the municipality:

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Population of settlements – Brod municipality
Settlement 1931. 1948 1953. 1961. 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 30,115 32,286 33,744 16,619
1 Brod 7,386 4,993 5,329 7,350 10,003 12,506 14,098 7,961
2 Donja Močila 659 226
3 Donje Kolibe 837 219
4 Donji Klakar 583 407
5 Gornja Močila 717 220
6 Gornje Kolibe 1,407 723
7 Gornji Klakar 755 433
8 Grk 559 258
9 Koraće 2,022 1,151
10 Liješće 2,032 1,518
11 Novo Selo 2,953 982
12 Sijekovac 1,551 455
13 Vinska 561 282
14 Zborište 854 381

Ethnic compositionEdit

Ethnic composition – Brod town
Nationality 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 7,961 (100,0%) 14,098 (100,0%) 12,506 (100,0%) 10,003 (100,0%)
Serbs 6,767 (85,00%) 4,373 (31,02%) 3,505 (28,03%) 3,229 (32,28%)
Bosniaks 521 (6,544%) 2,246 (15,93%) 1,682 (13,45%) 2,093 (20,92%)
Croats 404 (5,075%) 4,086 (28,98%) 3,812 (30,48%) 4,166 (41,65%)
Others 269 (3,379%) 633 (4,490%) 48 (0,384%) 86 (0,860%)
Yugoslavs 2 760 (19,58%) 3,406 (27,23%) 376 (3,759%)
Montenegrins 25 (0,200%) 24 (0,240%)
Slovenes 10 (0,080%) 10 (0,100%)
Macedonians 8 (0,064%) 3 (0,030%)
Albanians 6 (0,048%) 3 (0,030%)
Hungarians 4 (0,032%) 12 (0,120%)
Roma 1 (0,010%)
Ethnic composition – Brod municipality
Nationality 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 16,619 (100,0%) 34,138 (100,0%) 32,286 (100,0%) 30,115 (100,0%)
Serbs 11,477 (69,06%) 11,389 (33,36%) 10,737 (33,26%) 11,273 (37,43%)
Croats 3,287 (19,78%) 13,993 (40,99%) 13,579 (42,06%) 14,489 (48,11%)
Bosniaks 1,509 (9,080%) 4,088 (11,97%) 3,106 (9,620%) 3,706 (12,31%)
Others 346 (2,082%) 1 004 (2,941%) 89 (0,276%) 146 (0,485%)
Yugoslavs 3,664 (10,73%) 4,704 (14,57%) 436 (1,448%)
Montenegrins 28 (0,087%) 30 (0,100%)
Macedonians 15 (0,046%) 3 (0,010%)
Slovenes 11 (0,034%) 13 (0,043%)
Albanians 11 (0,034%) 3 (0,010%)
Hungarians 6 (0,019%) 15 (0,050%)
Roma 1 (0,003%)

Administrative areasEdit

The Municipality of Brod according to population census from 1991, had twenty-three inhabited settlements, divided into twelve local communities:

City local communitiesEdit

  • MZ Brodsko Polje 1
  • MZ Brodsko Polje 2
  • MZ Brod - downtown
  • MZ Karađorđevo
  • MZ Rit
  • MZ Tulek

Rural communitiesEdit

  • MZ Gornji Klakar
  • MZ Donji Klakar
  • MZ Gornje Kolibe
  • MZ Donje Kolibe
  • MZ Koraće
  • MZ Liješće
  • MZ Novo Selo
  • MZ Sijekovac
  • MZ Vinska
  • MZ Unka
  • MZ Gornja Vrela
  • MZ Grk
  • MZ Barica[3]

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The official web site of the municipality Archived 2013-11-26 at the Wayback Machine, Brod/Брод.
  2. ^ The official name of region Archived 2015-06-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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