Čelinac

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Čelinac

Челинац
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Coat of arms of Čelinac
Coat of arms
Location of Čelinac within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Čelinac within Bosnia and Herzegovina
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
RepublicRepublika Srpska
MunicipalityČelinac
Government
 • MayorMomčilo Zeljković (SNSD) [1]
Area
 • Total361,81 km2 (13,970 sq mi)
Population
(2013 census)
 • Total16,874
 • Density46,6/km2 (1,210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)051
WebsiteOfficial Web Site

Čelinac (Serbian Cyrillic: Челинац) is a town and municipality in Central Bosnia, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The municipality lies about 15 km (9 mi) to the east of the regional center, city of Banja Luka.[1][2][3][4]

It is located on Vrbanja river, between municipalities of Laktaši and Prnjavor to the north, Teslić to the east, Kotor Varoš, Skender Vakuf/Kneževo to the south, and Banja Luka to the west.

History[change | change source]

During the Bosnian War (1992–95), Bosnian Serb Police and Army, and Serb's paramilitary forces destroyed villages upstream along the Vrbanja to Kruševo Brdo, including the villages in Čelinac Municipality.[5][6][7][8]

In addition to those who have experienced this, among other things, bears witness to the indictment against Radovan Karadžić to tribunal in The Hague. At the hearing, Nikola Poplašen, 2013, one of the questions to the witness the defense, it was:

”Being in a statement that the Republiika Srpska there was no discrimination on ethnic grounds, the prosecutor showed the decision of the authorities of the municipality Čelinac of 23 July 1992, in which Croats and Muslims prohibited from the streets of 16-18 hours, swimming in the river , fishing, gathering in large groups, and the only thing they expressly permitted - departure. And that's only if the municipality abandon the entire household. After Poplasen, municipal governments are these restrictions wanted to "protect" population and 'keep people head'"[9]

Population[change | change source]

Municipality of Čelinac
Census Year 1991. 1981. 1971.
Serbs 16,554 (88.46%) 15,832 (86.25%) 15,880 (91.10%)
Bosniaks 1,446 (7.72%) 1,232 (6.71%) 1,209 (6.93%)
Croats 76 (0.40%) 86 (0.46%) 90 (0.51%)
Yugoslavs 377 (2.01%) 885 (4.82%) 14 (0.08%)
Others 260 (1.38%) 319 (1.73%) 237 (1.35%)
Total 18,713 18,354 17,430
Čelinac (town)
Census Year 1991. 1981. 1971.
Serbs 3,450 (71.03%) 1,798 (57.33%) 569 (43.07%)
Bosniaks 1.005 (20.69%) 817 (26.05%) 694 (52.53%)
Croats 51 (1.05%) 57 (1.81%) 32 (2.42%)
Yugoslavs 234 (4.81%) 402 (12.81%) 7 (0.52%)
Others 117 (2.40%) 62 (1.97%) 19 (1.43%)
Total 4,857 3,136 1,321

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Karta BiH - Karta Bosne i Hercegovine".
  2. Vojnogeografski institut, Izd. (1955): Prnjavor (List karte 1:100.000, Izohipse na 20 m). Vojnogeografski institut, Beograd.
  3. Spahić M. et al. (2000): Bosna i Hercegovina (1:250.000). Izdavačko preduzeće „Sejtarija“, Sarajevo.
  4. Mučibabić B., ed. (1998). Geografski atlas Bosne i Hercegovine. Sarajevo: Geodetski zavod BiH. ISBN 9958-766-00-0.
  5. Gutman, R. (1993). A witness to genocide: The 1993 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Dispatches on the "Ethnic Cleansing" of Bosnia. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. pp. 72–76. ISBN 9780020329954.
  6. "BOSNIA – HERZEGOVINA (IFOR-SFOR)". googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  7. "CCRP - Command and Control Research Program". dodccrp.org. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  8. "Country profile: Bosnia-Hercegovina". 12 January 2012 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  9. "DA LI JE KARADŽIĆ BIO "NASILAN" ILI "VIOLENTAN"? - SENSE Agency - Vest". www.sense-agency.com.