Donji Vakuf

Donji Vakuf (pronounced [dɔ̂ːɲiː vǎkuf]) (Serbian Cyrillic: Доњи Вакуф) is a town and municipality located in Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Donji Vakuf

Доњи Вакуф
Vrbas u Donjem Vakufu.JPG
Location of Donji Vakuf within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Donji Vakuf within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Coordinates: 44°09′N 17°24′E / 44.150°N 17.400°E / 44.150; 17.400
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government
 • Municipality presidentHuso Sušić (SDA)
Area
 • Total320 km2 (120 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Total13,985
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 30
Websitewww.donji-vakuf.ba

It was founded by Malkoçoğlu İbrahim Bey in 1572 and was known as "Aşağı Vakıf" ("lower foundation" in Turkish). Donji Vakuf is the Bosnian translation of "Aşağı Vakıf".

SettlementsEdit

HistoryEdit

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

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Population of settlements – Donji Vakuf municipality
Settlement 1961. 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 16,036 20,393 22,606 24,544 13,985
1 Ćehajići 321 311
2 Daljan 160 236
3 Donji Rasavci 339 204
4 Donji Vakuf 5,012 7,224 8,771 6,711
5 Jemanlići 337 209
6 Kutanja 433 310
7 Oborci 652 607
8 Ponjavići 285 331
9 Pribraća 715 426
10 Prusac 1,756 1,281
11 Šeherdžik 344 261
12 Torlakovac 766 592

Ethnic compositionEdit

Ethnic composition – Donji Vakuf town
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 6,711 (100,0%) 8,771 (100,0%) 7,224 (100,0%) 5,012 (100,0%)
Bosniaks 6,360 (94,77%) 5,327 (60,73%) 4,207 (58,24%) 3,723 (74,28%)
Others 276 (4,113%) 114 (1,300%) 58 (0,803%) 20 (0,399%)
Serbs 56 (0,834%) 2,616 (29,83%) 1,854 (25,66%) 882 (17,60%)
Croats 19 (0,283%) 191 (2,178%) 184 (2,547%) 278 (5,547%)
Yugoslavs 523 (5,963%) 900 (12,46%) 84 (1,676%)
Montenegrins 12 (0,166%) 5 (0,100%)
Slovenes 5 (0,069%) 3 (0,060%)
Albanians 2 (0,028%) 17 (0,339%)
Macedonians 1 (0,014%)
Hungarians 1 (0,014%)
Ethnic composition – Donji Vakuf municipality
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971. 1961.
Total 13,985 (100,0%) 24,544 (100,0%) 22,606 (100,0%) 20,393 (100,0%) 16,036 (100,0%)
Bosniaks 13,376 (95,65%) 13,509 (55,04%) 11,600 (51,31%) 10,528 (51,63%) 6,289 (39.22%)
Others 444 (3,175%) 227 (0,925%) 177 (0,783%) 49 (0,240%) 51 (0.32%)
Serbs 107 (0,765%) 9,533 (38,84%) 8,574 (37,93%) 8,767 (42,99%) 7,870 (49.08%)
Croats 58 (0,415%) 682 (2,779%) 635 (2,809%) 924 (4,531%) 976 (6.09%)
Yugoslavs 593 (2,416%) 1 592 (7,042%) 90 (0,441%) 850 (5.30%)
Montenegrins 18 (0,080%) 12 (0,059%)
Slovenes 5 (0,022%) 3 (0,015%)
Macedonians 2 (0,009%)
Albanians 2 (0,009%) 19 (0,093%)
Hungarians 1 (0,004%) 1 (0,005%)

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TourismEdit

The village of Prusac lies just outside Donji Vakuf. Bosniaks make a pilgrimage to the nearby holy site of Ajvatovica in June. It is one of the biggest events in the whole of Bosnia.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Donji Vakuf is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°09′N 17°24′E / 44.150°N 17.400°E / 44.150; 17.400