Petrovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Petrovo

Петрово
Town hall in Petrovo
Town hall in Petrovo
Location of Petrovo within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Petrovo within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Government
 • Mayor Ozren Petković
 • Municipality 143.9 km2 (55.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Town
2,322
 • Municipality
6,474
 • Municipality density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s) 53
Website www.petrovo.ba

Petrovo (Serbian Cyrillic: Петрово; previously Bosansko Petrovo Selo / Босанско Петрово Село) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013, the town has a population of 2,322 inhabitants, while the municipality has 6,474 inhabitants.

The municipality was formed from parts of the pre-war municipalities of Gračanica and Lukavac (the other parts of the pre-war municipalities are now in the other Bosnian entity of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Geography

The municipality is close to Doboj just a halfway between Doboj and Tuzla. It is located on the mountain Ozren.

History

The municipality was formed by Bosnian Serb authorities during the war. Bosnian government never recognised this decision and officially municipality was created after the signing of the Dayton Agreement. Bosnian serb authorities also changed the name of the municipality to Petrovo from Bosansko Petrovo Selo. The municipality existed before, however, was dismantled in the 1960s. It belonged to Gračanica and Lukavac as well.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1991 9,150 —    
2013 6,474 −1.56%

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality has 6,474 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
1991[1]
Population
2013[1]
Serbs 8,613 6,371
Bosniaks/Muslims 82 7
Croats 48 36
Others 407 60
Total 9,150 6,474

Settlements

The following villages are constituents of Petrovo municipality:

Culture

The "Saint Nikola Monastery" of the Serbian Orthodox Church is located in the Petrovo municipality.

Twin municipalities – Sister municipalities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Popis 2013 u BiH – Petrovo". statistika.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ "ПОТПИСАН СПОРАЗУМ О БРАТИМЉЕЊУ ОПШТИНА БОРОВО (РХ) И ОПШТИНА ПЕТРОВО (РС)" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-10.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 44°37′54″N 18°21′40″E / 44.63167°N 18.36111°E / 44.63167; 18.36111

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