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Drvar is a town and a municipality in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on the road between Bosansko Grahovo and Bosanski Petrovac, also near Glamoč. It is administratively part of the West Bosnia Canton of the Federation. Bosansko Grahovo is a town and municipality in western Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... West Bosnia Canton is the tenth canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in the western part of Bosnia. ... Federation of BiH shaded red Official languages Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Capital Sarajevo Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  26,110 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)  â€“ Density  2,318,972  88/km² Ethnic groups (2002) Bosniaks: 72,9% Croats: 21,8% Serbs: 4,4% and others: 1,0% President Niko Lozančić Time...


In the census of 1991, Drvar municipality had 17,079 residents, of which 97.27% Serbs, 2.09% Yugoslavs, 0.20% Croats, 0.19% Bosniaks and 0.25% others. The town of Drvar itself had 7,716 inhabitants (96% Serbs and 3% Yugoslavs). Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Yugoslavs were a relatively short-lived nationality that was created at the time of Yugoslavia. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Bosniaks (Bosnian: Bošnjaci) are a Southeast European ethnic group, descended from Slavic converts to Islam during the Ottoman period (15th-19th century), living primarily in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sandžak region of Serbia and Montenegro. ...


During socialist Yugoslavia, Drvar was named Titov Drvar in the honor of Josip Broz Tito. On May 25, 1944, the Germans made an attempt at the life of Tito when he was the main partisan commander, in a daring airdrop on Drvar, Operation Rösselsprung. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state that existed from 1945 to 1992. ... Josip Broz Tito (May 7, 1892 - May 4, 1980) was the ruler of Yugoslavia between the end of World War II and his death in 1980. ... Josip Broz Tito   listen? (May 7, 1892 – May 4, 1980) was the president of Yugoslavia between the end of World War II and his death in 1980. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A C-130 Hercules airdropping a light tank. ... Operation Rösselsprung (Knights Leap) was a World War II iniative by the Germans, attempting to capture Josip Broz Tito near Drvar, thereby disrupting leadership of the communist partisan movement in Bosnia. ...


After Yugoslavia dissolved, Drvar was controlled by Republika Srpska until 1995, when it became part of the Federation. Today in Drvar the predominate population are the Croats. Small amount of Serbs came back to their homes, but they face discriminatory tendencies by the Croats which prevent their further return. The local government and companies, the few that exist, are dominated by the Croats and it's hard to find work. Official languages Serbian, Croatian, Bosniak Capital Banja Luka Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  24,811 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2001)  â€“ Density  1,490,993  60/km² Ethnic groups (1996) Serbs: 90% Bosniaks: 7% Others: 3% President Dragan ÄŒavić Prime minister Pero Bukejlović Anthem Bože Pravde (God the Righteous) Time zone... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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  • Drvar homepage


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International Crisis Group - Impunity In Drvar (842 words)
Hard-line officials of the HDZ in Canton 10 and Drvar continue to act with impunity.
Moreover, Ante Jelavic, the HDZ candidate for the Croat member of the Bosnia¡¦s Joint Presidency has stated in the Croat media that: ¡§Drvar is and will remain a Croat town in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.¡¨ These are dangerous messages to leave unchallenged, particularly during an election campaign.
Above all, what is needed is a shared commitment to a vision of Drvar, and Canton 10 generally, as genuinely multi-ethnic, governed by the rule of law and the will of the people, free of criminal influences in governance, policing and the economy, with equal protection for the rights of all.
UNHCR - Obstruction of the Right to Return to Drvar (3692 words)
Drvar is a key municipality since, with great effort, it may be possible to begin there the process of displaced persons' return, which was promised in the Dayton Peace Agreement (DPA).
Before the war, when Drvar was known as Titov Drvar, some 9,000 people lived in the town and some 17,000 in the municipality, of whom 97.3 per cent were Serbs and 2.7 per cent "others".
During and after the Drvar arsons, several representatives of international organisations stated that much of their work was less effective than it would have been had they acted in concert.
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