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Bosanski brod

Brod
Брод

The main square

Coat of arms
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Government
 • Mayor Ilija Jovičić ([1]
Area
 • Total 234 km2 (90 sq mi)
Population (1991 census)
 • Total 34,138
 • Municipality ?
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 53
Website http://www.opstina-brod.net

Brod (Cyrillic: Брод) or originally known as Bosanski Brod (Cyrillic: Босански Брод) and during the Bosnian war it was called Srpski Brod (Cyrillic: Српски Брод) is a town and municipality located on the south bank of the river Sava in the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the northwestern part of the Republika Srpska entity and the western part of the Bosanska Posavina region.

Name

Prior to the Bosnian War it was Bosanski Brod. However, during the Bosnian War the prefix Bosanski was replaced with Srpski. After the war the name was ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was changed back to Bosanski Brod.

In May 2009, the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska removed the prefix Bosanski resulting in the name Brod. This has led Bosniaks living in the RS entity to file a judicial protest stating that changing the city's name endangers the vital national interests of the local Bosniak community; the outcome of this lawsuit is still pending.

The Croatian town of Slavonski Brod is situated on the opposite (northern) bank of the Sava forming a built-up area of more than 110,000 inhabitants.

The bridge over the Sava River at Brod was one of the few between Croatia and Bosnia not to be destroyed; it was reinforced by NATO, using troops of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division, to keep open a link between the two countries.

Settlements

• Brod • Brusnica MalaBrusnica VelikaDonja BaricaDonja MočilaDonja VrelaDonje KolibeDonji KlakarGornja BaricaGornja MočilaGornja VrelaGornje KolibeGornji KlakarGrkKoraćeKričanovoKruščikLiješćeNovo SeloSijekovacUnkaVinska i Zborište.

Demographics

1971

30,115 total

  • Croats - 14,489 (48.11%)
  • Serbs - 11,273 (37.43%)
  • Bosniaks - 3,706 (12.30%)
  • Yugoslavs - 436 (1.44%)
  • others - 211 (0.72%)

1991

In 1991, the population of Bosanski Brod municipality was 34,148, including:

The urban part of the municipality had in 1991 a population of 14,045, including:

Urban settlements population:

Settlement: Bosniak Serbs Croats Yugoslavs Others Sum M% S% C% Y% O%
Brodsko Polje 196 2438 596 466 110 3806 5% 64% 16% 12% 3%
Centar 528 477 843 684 93 2625 20% 18% 32% 26% 4%
Mahala Skele 712 345 427 474 88 2046 35% 17% 21% 23% 4%
Rit 707 860 1502 736 194 3999 18% 22% 38% 18% 5%
Tulek 141 289 729 351 59 1569 9% 18% 46% 22% 4%

Source: [2].

Serbs were majority in Brodsko Polje, Croats in Centar, Rit and Tulek, and Muslims by nationality in Mahala Skele.

Administrative areas, 1991

The Municipality of Brod according to population census from 1991, had 23 inhabited settlements, divided in 12 local communities:

City local communities

  • MZ Brodsko Polje
  • MZ Brod - downtown
  • MZ Mahala-Skele
  • MZ Rit
  • MZ Tulek

Rural communities

  • MZ Brusnica Velika – includes settlements: Brusnica Mala, Brusnica Velika i Donji Klakar
  • MZ Gornje Kolibe - includes settlements: Kolibe Donje, Gornje Kolibe i Unka
  • MZ Koraće - includes settlements: Donja Barica, Gornja Barica i Koraće
  • MZ Liješće - includes settlements: Liješće
  • MZ Novo Selo - includes settlements: Novo Selo i Zborište
  • MZ Sijekovac - includes settlements: Močila Donja, Gornja Močila, Kričanovo i Sijekovac
  • MZ Vinska - includes settlements: Donja Vrela, Gornja Vrela, Gornji Klakar, Grk, Kruščik i Vinska

Notable people

See also

External links

  • www.nasgrad.com

Coordinates: 45°08′N 17°59′E / 45.133°N 17.983°E / 45.133; 17.983

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