The Tuzla Canton (Bosnian: Tuzlanski kanton) is one of 10 cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cantonal seat is the city of Tuzla.
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Prime Minister||Irfan Halilagić (SDA)|
|• President of Assembly||Slađan Ilić (SDP BiH)|
|• Total||2,649 km2 (1,023 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||BA-03|
The Tuzla Canton comprises the following municipalities:
History and cultureEdit
The canton was created by the Washington Agreement in 1994, and its boundaries defined by the Dayton Agreement in 1995. Tuzla Canton was called Tuzla-Podrinje Canton until February 1999. Podrinje means ‘region near the river Drina’ but as the river did not flow through the Canton, a name change was authorised.
Tuzla is the hip hop center of the Balkans due to Edo Maajka, Frenkie and the first hip hop station in Bosnia, which is located in Tuzla, FMJAM. Music artist guitarist Emir Hot, pianist Bešlić, accordionist Emir Vildić and violinist Selma Dizdarević are also from Tuzla. Famous singers Selma Bajrami and Lepa Brena were both born in Tuzla.
As of 2013 census, a total of 445,028 inhabitants lives in Tuzla Canton.
People from Tuzla CantonEdit
- Ismet Mujezinović, painter
- Walter Neugebauer, comic book artist
- Ljubomir Popović, painter
- Nesim Tahirović, painter
- Denis Avdić, comedian and radio host
- Davor Janjić, actor
- Maya Sar, singer-songwriter
- Vladimir Valjarević, concert pianist
- Andreja Pejić, model
- Mirza Delibašić, basketball player
- Amer Delić, tennis player
- Elmedin Kikanović, basketball player
- Svetlana Kitić, handball player
- Mara Lakić, basketball player
- Damir Mršić, basketball player
- Razija Mujanović, basketball player
- Damir Mulaomerović, basketball player
- Jusuf Nurkić, basketball player
- Zoran Pavlović, football player
- Dragan Perić, track and field athlete
- Andrea Petkovic, tennis player
- Miralem Pjanić, football player
- Ana Šimić, track and field athlete
- The Constitution of the Tuzla Canton Archived 2012-03-30 at the Wayback Machine Official name of canton is Tuzla Canton
- "First release" (PDF). Federal Office of Statistics, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 30 June 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2013.
- "2013 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PDF). popis.gov.ba. Retrieved 19 January 2020.