Vogošća (Serbian Cyrillic: Bогошћа) is a town and a municipality located in Sarajevo Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The municipality is located about 6 kilometers north of the city of Sarajevo and is its secondary suburb, after Ilidža. According to the 2013 census, the town has a population of 10,568 inhabitants, with 26,343 inhabitants in the municipality.

Vogošća
Вогошћа
Coat of arms of Vogošća
Vogošća is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vogošća
Vogošća
Location of Vogošća within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Coordinates: 43°54′N 18°21′E / 43.900°N 18.350°E / 43.900; 18.350Coordinates: 43°54′N 18°21′E / 43.900°N 18.350°E / 43.900; 18.350
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Sarajevo Canton
Government
 • Municipal mayorEdin Smajić (SDA)
Area
 • Municipality71.69 km2 (27.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Municipality26,343
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
 • Urban
10,568
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 33
Websitevogosca.ba

HistoryEdit

Vogošća greatly prospered during the 1980s, as part of Sarajevo’s great boom in the latter half of the 20th century. It grew to prominence in large part due to its automobile manufacturing industry, having deals with German and Swedish companies, including Volkswagen Group. By the late 1980s, it was the second most industrious and productive municipality in the former Yugoslavia.

Vogošća was heavily damaged during the exodus of the Serbs who controlled that territory during the war. The Dayton Agreement provided Vogošća to be a part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today, Vogošća is rebuilding and its industries are on the rebound thanks to aid and funds.

DemographicsEdit

 
Vogošća is marked with number 9 on this map of the Sarajevo Canton.

1971Edit

According to the 1971 population census there were 14,402 residents.

1991Edit

According to the 1991 population census there were 24,647 residents.

  • 12,499 Bosniaks (50.71%)
  • 8,813 Serbs (35.75%)
  • 1,071 Croats (4.34%)
  • 1,730 Yugoslavs (7.01%)
  • 534 Others (2.19%)

2013Edit

Population and ethnicity by settlement:

Settlement Total Ethnicity
Bosniaks % Croats % Serbs % Others %
Blagovac 1,956 1,842 94.2 15 0.8 64 3.3 35 1.8
Budišići 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Donja Vogošća 406 333 82 1 0.2 19 4.7 53 13.1
Garež 22 22 100 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gora 281 265 94.3 6 2.1 9 3.2 1 0.4
Grahovište 93 74 79.6 1 1.1 3 3.2 15 16.1
Hotonj 4,580 4,372 95.5 19 0.4 37 0.8 152 3.3
Kamenica 98 64 65.3 26 26.5 1 1 7 7.1
Kobilja Glava 3,092 2,973 96.2 6 0.2 3 0.1 110 3.6
Kremeš 114 89 78.1 1 0.9 21 18.4 3 2.6
Krivoglavci 613 578 94.3 3 0.5 6 1 26 4.2
Ljubina-Poturovići 426 382 89.7 9 2.1 27 6.3 8 1.9
Nebočaj 424 342 80.7 4 0.9 15 3.5 63 14.9
Perca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semizovac 790 688 87.1 21 2.7 19 2.4 62 7.8
Svrake 1,204 1,159 96.3 0 0 2 0.2 43 3.6
Tihovići 337 329 97.6 0 0 0 0 8 2.4
Uglješići 322 320 99.4 0 0 0 0 2 0.6
Ugorsko 1,017 990 97.3 6 0.6 0 0 21 2.1
Vogošća 10,568 9,529 90.2 203 1.9 316 3 520 4.9
Vrapče 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Municipality total 26,343 24,351 92.4 321 1.2 542 2.1 1,129 4.3

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Vogošća is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Općina Vogošća se bratimila sa općinom Čekmekoj iz Istanbula". vogosca.ba (in Bosnian). Vogošća. 2017. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  2. ^ "Kardeş Şehirler". izmit.bel.tr (in Turkish). İzmit. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  • Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of SR Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine - Bilten no.234, Sarajevo 1991.

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