Teslić

Teslić (Serbian Cyrillic: Теслић) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the central part of the Republika Srpska, on the banks of Usora River. As of 2013, the town has a population of 7,518 inhabitants, while the municipality has 38,536 inhabitants.

Teslić

Теслић
Serbian Orthodox church near the city centre
Coat of arms of Teslić
Coat of arms
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Teslić
Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Government
 • MayorMilan Miličević (SDS)
 • Municipality837 km2 (323 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Town
7,518
 • Municipality
38,536
 • Municipality density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)53
Websitewww.opstinateslic.com

About 5 km (3.1 mi) to the south-east from the city center there is a location of medieval tombstones of Duke Momčilo. Also, Solila is located on the Borja Mountain.

HistoryEdit

The town was settled in the 19th century with the first industrialization of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Main industries are wood products and the chemical industry. Long before Tesliċ began to rise a nearby village called Čečava existed as one of the oldest places people inhabited, there is archaeological evidence that Čečava existed as early as the 10th century.

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

Teslić was until the late 1950s among the largest industrial centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today Tesliċ industry is mostly based on the production of wood, milk, clothing, telecommunications, electro industry, metallic industry and building construction.

Tesliċ is also known as a tourist destination, mainly because of the Banja Vrućica, а health spa for healing cardio-vascular diseases. With a complex of five hotels and a capacity of over 1000 beds, Banja Vrućica has the biggest tourist capacity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The nearby mountain Borja is an attractive tourist destination with two hotels and sports facilities.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Teslić has a population of 38,536 inhabitants.

PopulationEdit

Population of settlements – Teslić municipality
Settlement 1938. 1953. 1961. 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 35,933 39,764 52,713 60,434 59,854 38,536
1 Banja Vrućica 2,637 2,181
2 Bardaci 653 288
3 Barići 1,151 1,350
4 Bijelo Bučje 1,642 483
5 Blatnica 2,890 1,231
6 Buletić 2,419 1,588
7 Čečava 2,616 1,581
8 Donji Očauš 328 257
9 Donji Ranković 963 910
10 Donji Ružević 2,060 1,310
11 Đulići 1,512 2,086
12 Gomjenica 970 582
13 Gornja Radnja 1,033 530
14 Gornja Vrućica 1,590 387
15 Gornje Liplje 698 475
16 Gornji Očauš 959 526
17 Gornji Ranković 1,249 754
18 Gornji Ružević 661 469
19 Gornji Teslić 1,489 1,885
20 Jasenova 662 216
21 Kamenica 1,667 1,300
22 Mladikovine 2,406 1,435
23 Osivica 1,214 607
24 Pribinić 1,996 1,298
25 Radešići 489 231
26 Rajševa 763 356
27 Rastuša 1,266 592
28 Rudo Polje 543 740
29 Šnjegotina Gornja 909 538
30 Stenjak 1,740 1,071
31 Teslić 3,803 4,874 6,660 8,655 7,518
32 Ugodnovići 927 448
33 Ukrinica 1,159 649
34 Vitkovci 1,307 786
35 Vlajići 839 329
36 Žarkovina 486 313
 
Teslić municipality by population proportional to the settlement with the highest and lowest population

Ethnic compositionEdit

Ethnic composition – Teslić town
Nationality 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 7,518 (100,0%) 8,655 (100,0%) 6,660 (100,0%) 4,874 (100,0%)
Serbs 3,571 (41,26%) 2,465 (37,01%) 1,951 (40,03%)
Yugoslavs 1,987 (22,96%) 1,557 (23,38%) 69 (1,416%)
Bosniaks 1,889 (21,83%) 1 568 (23,54%) 1,595 (32,72%)
Croats 766 (8,850%) 954 (14,32%) 1,103 (22,63%)
Others 442 (5,107%) 57 (0,856%) 102 (2,093%)
Montenegrins 51 (0,766%) 34 (0,698%)
Slovenes 7 (0,105%) 10 (0,205%)
Macedonians 1 (0,015%) 1 (0,021%)
Albanians 9 (0,185%)
Ethnic composition – Teslić municipality
Nationality 2013. 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 38,536 (100,0%) 59,854 (100,0%) 60,434 (100,0%) 52,713 (100,0%)
Serbs 29,041 (75,36%) 32,962 (55,07%) 35,024 (57,95%) 32,756 (62,14%)
Bosniaks 7184 (18,64%) 12,802 (21,39%) 11,148 (18,45%) 10,000 (18,97%)
Croats 1,442 (3,742%) 9,525 (15,91%) 10,744 (17,78%) 9,467 (17,96%)
Others 869 (2,255%) 1,100 (1,838%) 204 (0,338%) 285 (0,541%)
Yugoslavs 3 465 (5,789%) 3 155 (5,221%) 108 (0,205%)
Montenegrins 93 (0,154%) 67 (0,127%)
Roma 43 (0,071%)
Slovenes 8 (0,013%) 18 (0,034%)
Albanians 8 (0,013%) 9 (0,017%)
Macedonians 7 (0,012%) 3 (0,006%)
 
Panoram of Teslić

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 290
Mining and quarrying 1
Manufacturing 2,910
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 55
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 125
Construction 445
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,139
Transportation and storage 252
Accommodation and food services 527
Information and communication 20
Financial and insurance activities 52
Real estate activities 3
Professional, scientific and technical activities 85
Administrative and support service activities 8
Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 330
Education 681
Human health and social work activities 330
Arts, entertainment and recreation 29
Other service activities 117
Total 7,399

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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