Zavidovići (Serbian Cyrillic: Завидовићи) is a town and municipality located in Zenica-Doboj Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located between Doboj and Zenica on the confluence of rivers Bosna, Krivaja and Gostović. It sits in a valley surrounded by many mountains of which the largest is Klek. As of 2013, the municipality had a population of 35,988 inhabitants and the town itself 8,174.
City of Zavidovići
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Mayor||Hašim Mujanović (SBiH)|
|• City||590.3 km2 (227.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||61/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST|
|Area code||+387 32|
Zavidovići was developed by the Austrians during the 19th century Austro-Hungarian reign in Bosnia, mostly because of the "wood industry". After World War II, Krivaja, the company that was founded in 1884 and named after the Krivaja river, expanded. The company focused on furniture manufacturing, which it began to export to the United States under the name "Krivaja Beechbrook". Due to the Bosnian war in the 1990s, the former giant and the town are left with almost nothing.
Although once a diverse town, many of the former Serb and Croat residents left their homes during the Bosnian war. Few have returned to their properties. Now, it is a mostly Bosniak town, with few non-Bosniaks remaining.
Zavidovići's nickname is "Wood Town". Zavidovići is located in the basin of three rivers: Bosna, Krivaja and Gostović.
The town of Zavidovići itself had 12,947 residents in 1991.
|17,758 48.99%||11,119 30.67%||6,528 18.01%||649 1.79%||196 0.54%||36,250|
|24,803 56,34%||11.031 25,06%||7,457 16,94%||353 0.80%||374 0.86%||44,018|
|29,289 56.48%||11,202 21.60%||7,451 14.37%||3,234 6.24%||685 1.32%||51,861|
|34,198 59.83%||11,640 20.36%||7,576 13.25%||2,726 4.77%||1,024 1.79%||57,164|
|32,735 90.96%||573 1.59%||1,204 3.34%||0.00 0.00%||1,278 3.55%||35,988|
- Gornji Junuzovići
- Edin Bašić, handball player
- Aida Čorbadžić, opera singer
- Alija Bešić, Bosnian-born Luxembourgian footballer
- Mladen Bartolović, footballer
- Ferid Muhić, President of the Bosniak Academy of Sciences and Arts
- Nedžad Sinanović, basketball player
- Safet Sušić, footballer and football manager
- Sead Sušić, footballer
- Šefik Džaferović, politician, the vice president of SDA and the Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Venio Losert, handball player and two-time Olympic gold-medallist
- Monika Radulovic, Australian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2015
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- "Naseljena Mjesta 1991/2013" (in Bosnian). Statistical Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
- Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements - 1991 Census. Sarajevo: The Bosnia and Herzegovina Statistics Agency - Bulletin n. 234. 1991.
- "Bratski i prijateljski gradovi". zavidovici.ba (in Bosnian). Zavidovići. Retrieved 2020-12-29.