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Ljubuški 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
City of Ljubuški
Flag of Ljubuški
Flag
Coat of arms of Ljubuški
Coat of arms
Ljubuški is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ljubuški
Ljubuški
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
 • MayorNevenko Barbarić (HDZ BiH)
Area
 • Total292.7 km2 (113.0 sq mi)
 • Land292.7 km2 (113.0 sq mi)
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total29,521
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Post code
88320
Area code+387 039
Websitewww.ljubuski.ba

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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]

DemographicsEdit

1971Edit

28.269 total

1991Edit

In the 1991 census, the municipality of Ljubuški had a population of 28,340, of which

  • 26,127 were Croats (92.1%),
  • 1,592 Bosniaks (5.6%),
  • 227 Yugoslavs (0.8%),
  • 65 Serbs (0.2%),
  • 329 others (1.1%).

The town of Ljubuški had 7,407 residents:

  • 75% Croats,
  • 20% Bosniaks,
  • 3% Yugoslavs,
  • 1% Serbs
  • 1% others.

2013 CensusEdit

Municipality Nationality
Total
Bosniaks
%
Croats
%
Serbs
%
Ljubuški 689 2.44 27327 96.95 23 0.08 28,184

[1]

SportsEdit

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

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Popis 2013 BiH". www.popis.gov.ba.

External linksEdit