Lopare (Serbian Cyrillic: Лопаре) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the Majevica region. As of 2013, the town has a population of 2,709 inhabitants, while the municipality has 15,357 inhabitants.

Lopare

Лопаре
Lopare
Lopare
Location of Lopare within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Lopare within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Lopare
Coordinates: 44°38′10″N 18°50′40″E / 44.63611°N 18.84444°E / 44.63611; 18.84444Coordinates: 44°38′10″N 18°50′40″E / 44.63611°N 18.84444°E / 44.63611; 18.84444
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityRepublika Srpska
Government
 • MayorRado Savić (SDS)
 • Municipality292.55 km2 (112.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Town
2,709
 • Municipality
15,357
 • Municipality density52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)55

GeographyEdit

The present Lopare municipality stretches over the area of 299 square kilometers, bordering municipalities of Ugljevik and Bijeljina in Republika Srpska, Teočak, Sapna, Tuzla and Čelić in the FBiH, as well as Brčko District.

 
Lopare municipality by population proportional to the settlement with the highest and lowest population

The municipality is located where Mount Majevica transitions into the plains of Semberija and Posavina, and represents the centre of this part of sub-Majevica area. The entire area is characterized by a large number of smaller water flows, while the Gnjica River flows through the town of Lopare. The town of Lopare is located at an average altitude of 235 m above the sea level. Natural resources the municipality disposes witch include agricultural land, forests and stone, while there is also rock salt and coal, to a lesser and unexamined extent.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Lopare has a population of 15,357 inhabitants. It is important to emphasize that the municipal territory was reduced by around 30% during the war, as well as that almost one third of the pre-war population now lives in the neighboring municipality of Čelić. During and after the war, significant changes occurred in the demographic structure of the municipality.

PopulationEdit

Population of settlements – Lopare municipality
Settlement 1961. 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 33,847 33,769 32,400 15,357
1 Bobetino Brdo 586 393
2 Brusnica 488 367
3 Jablanica 1,119 850
4 Koraj 2,492 1,312
5 Koretaši 334 213
6 Kozjak 463 244
7 Labucka 362 274
8 Lipovice 391 329
9 Lopare 357 692 966 1,720 2,709
10 Lopare Selo 1,035 699
11 Milino Selo 614 378
12 Mirosavci 578 284
13 Mrtvica 854 532
14 Peljave 620 528
15 Piperi 1,113 845
16 Pirkovci 700 626
17 Podgora 519 223
18 Priboj 1,833 1,285
19 Puškovac 754 498
20 Tobut 1,424 1,146
21 Vukosavci 473 362

Ethnic compositionEdit

Ethnic composition – Lopare town
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 2,709 (100,0%) 1,720 (100,0%) 966 (100,0%) 692 (100,0%)
Serbs 1,417 (82,38%) 667 (69,05%) 556 (80,35%)
Yugoslavs 134 (7,791%) 190 (19,67%) 1 (0,145%)
Bosniaks 114 (6,628%) 75 (7,764%) 95 (13,73%)
Others 38 (2,209%) 3 (0,434%)
Croats 17 (0,988%) 11 (1,139%) 23 (3,324%)
Montenegrins 17 (1,760%) 6 (0,867%)
Albanians 4 (0,414%) 5 (0,723%)
Macedonians 2 (0,207%) 1 (0,145%)
Hungarians 2 (0,289%)
Ethnic composition – Lopare municipality
2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 15,357 (100,0%) 32 537 (100,0%) 33,769 (100,0%) 33,847 (100,0%)
Serbs 13,869 (90,31%) 18,243 (56,07%) 19,522 (57,81%) 20,497 (60,56%)
Bosniaks 1,371 (8,928%) 11,990 (36,85%) 11,952 (35,39%) 11,621 (34,33%)
Others 67 (0,436%) 458 (1,408%) 72 (0,213%) 106 (0,313%)
Croats 50 (0,326%) 1,263 (3,882%) 1,608 (4,762%) 1 537 (4,541%)
Yugoslavs 583 (1,792%) 541 (1,602%) 43 (0,127%)
Montenegrins 38 (0,113%) 15 (0,044%)
Albanians 16 (0,047%) 23 (0,068%)
Macedonians 15 (0,044%) 1 (0,003%)
Hungarians 3 (0,009%) 4 (0,012%)
Slovenes 2 (0,006%)

EconomyEdit

The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):[1]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 45
Mining and quarrying 1
Manufacturing 176
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 27
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 15
Construction 32
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 216
Transportation and storage 40
Accommodation and food services 60
Information and communication 5
Financial and insurance activities 1
Real estate activities -
Professional, scientific and technical activities 14
Administrative and support service activities 7
Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 161
Education 203
Human health and social work activities 90
Arts, entertainment and recreation 15
Other service activities 25
Total 1,133

InfrastructureEdit

The regional road Tuzla–Brcko and Bijeljina–Tuzla motorway run through the municipality. The length of categorized road network is 204 km2 on the municipal territory, and there are 333 km of uncategorized roads. While the road network is fairly developed, the number of both categorized and uncategorized paved roads is very small.

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cities and Municipalities of Republika Srpska" (PDF). rzs.rs.ba. Republika Srspka Institute of Statistics. 25 December 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2019.

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