Grabovica (Kotor-Varoš)

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Grabovica is a settlement on the Vrbanja river in central Bosnia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kotor Varoš municipality. The new village is on the mouth of the Grabovička rijeka. The old village is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) upstream of the Vrbanja's tributary.[1][2] Grabovica is at an altitude of about 450 metres (1,480 ft). It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Banja Luka. Grabovica is about 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Kotor Varoš. It is also about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Šiprage.

During the War in Bosnia, in Grabovica's Elementary school about 200 Bosniaks "disappeared" from the Večići village and its surrounding settlements. Their mass grave has not been discovered.[3][4]

Population[change | change source]

Grabovica[5]
Census Year 1991 1981 1971
Serbs 870 (98.08%) 1,065 (99.34%) 1,202 (98.84%)
Bosniaks 0 0 1 (0,08%)
Croats 0 1 (0.09%) 1 (0.08%)
Yugoslavs 1 (0.11%) 3 (0.27%) 1 (0.08%)
Others and unknown 16 (1.80%) 3 (0.27%) 11 (0.90%)
Total 887 1,072 1,216

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References[change | change source]

  1. Vojnogeografski institut, Ed. (1955): Travnik (List karte 1:100.000, Izohipse na 20 m). Vojnogeografski institut, Beograd.
  2. Spahić M. et al. (2000): Bosna i Hercegovina (1:250.000). Izdavačko preduzeće „Sejtarija", Sarajevo.
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  4. Fena, Agencija (2013): Obilježavanje 21. godišnjice stradanja Bošnjaka u Kotor-Varoši – Još se traži 277 osoba. Avaz, 3 November 2013.
  5. Book: Nacionalni sastav stanovništva - Rezultati za Republiku po opštinama i naseljenim mjestima 1991., Statistički bilten br. 234, Izdanje Državnog zavoda za statistiku Republike Bosne i Hercegovine, Sarajevo.

Coordinates: 44°30′00″N 17°30′00″E / 44.5000°N 17.5000°E / 44.5000; 17.5000