Ljubuški

Ljubuški (Cyrillic: Љубушки) is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the West Herzegovina Canton, a unit of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ljubuški

Љубушки
Grad Ljubuški
Град Љубушки
City of Ljubuški
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Ljubuški
Flag of Ljubuški
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Coat of arms of Ljubuški
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Location of Ljubuški Municipality within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Ljubuški Municipality within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ljubuški is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ljubuški
Ljubuški
Location of Ljubuški within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 43°11′53″N 17°32′48″E / 43.19806°N 17.54667°E / 43.19806; 17.54667Coordinates: 43°11′53″N 17°32′48″E / 43.19806°N 17.54667°E / 43.19806; 17.54667
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
CantonWest Herzegovina
Government
 • MayorVedran Markotić (HDZ BiH)
Area
 • City292.7 km2 (113.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • City28,184
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban
4,023
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Post code
88320
Area code+387 039
Websitewww.ljubuski.ba

HistoryEdit

The town was first mentioned in 1444. The name Ljubuški originates from an ancient Slavic name, Libusa, after the first wife of the then ruler of Herzegovina Herzeg Stjepan.[citation needed]

Yugoslav WarsEdit

During the Bosnian War, Ljubuški served as the headquarters of the Croatian Defence Forces.[citation needed]

SettlementsEdit

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Population of settlements – Ljubuški municipality
Settlement 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 28,269 27,603 28,340 28,184
1 Cerno 403 355
2 Crveni Grm 1,081 885
3 Grab 1,344 1,155
4 Grabovnik 396 423
5 Grljevići 475 315
6 Hardomilje 730 889
7 Hrašljani 481 798
8 Humac 1,572 2,775
9 Klobuk 1,579 1,232
10 Lipno 536 223
11 Lisice 567 652
12 Ljubuški 2,804 3,700 4,198 4,023
13 Miletina 427 376
14 Mostarska Vrata 381 491
15 Orahovlje 207 216
16 Otok 549 590
17 Pregrađe 641 861
18 Proboj 769 701
19 Prolog 726 667
20 Radišići 2,502 2,363
21 Šipovača 623 643
22 Stubica 299 305
23 Studenci 1,190 1,143
24 Teskera 285 396
25 Vašarovići 970 801
26 Veljaci 1,218 1,249
27 Vitina 2,154 1,951
28 Vojnići 644 576
29 Zvirići 275 272

Ethnic compositionEdit

Ethnic composition – Ljubuški town
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 4,023 (100,0%) 4,198 (100,0%) 3,700 (100,0%) 2,804 (100,0%)
Croats 3,352 (83,32%) 2,658 (63,32%) 2,164 (58,48%) 1,328 (47,36%)
Bosniaks 581 (14,44%) 1,174 (27,97%) 1,037 (28,02%) 1,308 (46,64%)
Unaffiliated 30 (0,746%)
Albanians 23 (0,572%)
Serbs 18 (0,447%) 53 (1,263%) 51 (1,370%) 88 (3,130%)
Others 13 (0,323%) 133 (3,168%) 35 (0,940%) 37 (1,310%)
Unknown 6 (0,149%)
Yugoslavs 180 (4,288%) 413 (11,16%) 43 (1,530%)
Ethnic composition – Ljubuški municipality
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 28,184 (100,0%) 28,340 (100,0%) 27,603 (100,0%) 28,269 (100,0%)
Croats 27,271 (96,76%) 26,127 (92,19%) 25,334 (91,78%) 26,198 (92,67%)
Bosniaks 717 (2,543%) 1,592 (5,618%) 1,498 (5,427%) 1,812 (6,410%)
Unaffiliated 51 (0,181%)
Serbs 41 (0,145%) 65 (0,229%) 83 (0,301%) 118 (0,417%)
Unknown 36 (0,128%)
Others 35 (0,124%) 329 (1,161%) 173 (0,627%) 92 (0,325%)
Albanians 30 (0,106%)
Montenegrins 2 (0,007%)
Slovenes 1 (0,004%)
Yugoslavs 227 (0,801%) 515 (1,866%) 49 (0,173%)

SportsEdit

The city is home to the successful handball club HRK Izviđač, and two football clubs, NK Sloga Ljubuški and NK Ljubuški.

Notable peopleEdit

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