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Encyclopedia > Fojnica
Municipality coat of arms
Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina
General Information
Entity {{{entity}}}
Land area
Population (1991 census) 16,227
Population density
Area code +387 30
Mayor Salkan Merdžanić (SDA)
Website http://www.fojnica.ba

Fojnica is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located west of Kiseljak and of the capital Sarajevo. It lies in the valley of the Fojnička River, tributary of the river Bosna. Administratively, Fojnica is part of the Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1170x871, 1871 KB) Summary Taken by myself in summer 2005. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Political divisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Categories: Bosnia and Herzegovina | Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina | Lists of subnational entities | Bosnia and Herzegovina geography stubs ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Party of Democratic Action (Stranka Demokratske Akcije) is a Bosniak nationalist political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Kiseljak is a small town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located northeast of Sarajevo and south of Zenica. ... Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Coordinates: , Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Canton Sarajevo Canton Government  - Mayor Semiha Borovac (SDA) Area [1]  - City 141. ... The Bosna is the third longest river in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is considered one of the countrys three major internal rivers, along with the Neretva and Vrbas. ... Map showing the location of this canton in Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Bosnia Canton is one of the 10 cantons of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The location of the FBiH entity as part of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Europe. ...




In the 1991 census, the population of Fojnica municipality was at 16,227 residents, of which 49.36% were Bosniaks, 40.91% Croats, 0.95% Serbs, 2.44% Yugoslavs and 6.34% others. The town itself had 6,444 residents: 45% Croats, 41% Bosniaks, 5% Yugoslavs, 2% Serbs and 7% others. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Languages Bosnian Religions Predominantly Islam Related ethnic groups Slavs (South Slavs) The Bosniaks or Bosniacs[1] (Bosnian: Bošnjaci, IPA: ) are a South Slavic people, living mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia) and the Sandžak region of Serbia and Montenegro, with a smaller autochthonous population also present in Croatia... Languages Croatian Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Slavs South Slavs Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Languages Serbian Religions Predominantly Serbian Orthodox Christian Related ethnic groups Other Slavic peoples, especially South Slavs See Cognate peoples below (* many Serbs opted for Yugoslav ethnicity) [28] Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people who live mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in... Yugoslavs (Bosnian: Jugosloveni; Macedonian, Serbian Cyrillic: Југословени; Latinic: Jugosloveni; Croatian: Jugoslaveni, Slovenian: Jugoslovani) is an ethnic designation used by some people in former Yugoslavia, which continues to be used in some of its successor countries. ...

Settlement Croats Bosniaks Serbs Yugoslavs Others Sum
Fojnica 2899 45% 2625 41% 133 2% 321 5% 466 7% 6444
Source: http://www.hdmagazine.com/bosnia/census/cens-c.html


In 2005, population of municipality included 60% Bosniaks and 40% Croats.


Fojnica has the most prominent spa in the region of Eastern Europe. Visiting Fojnica for this reason would be an excellent choice. The other most popular spa in Bosnia is in Olovo.


There is also a village named Fojnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on left side of the Bosna River, between the towns of Maglaj and Zavidovići. The Bosna is the third longest river in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is considered one of the countrys three major internal rivers, along with the Neretva and Vrbas. ... Maglaj is a town in Bosnia-Herzegovina. ... Zavidovići is a town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, located between Doboj and Zenica on the confluence of rivers Bosna and Krivaja (and Gostović nearby). ...

External links

  • Municipal website
  • Information about the town
  • Franciscan cloister of city Fojnica

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The Citizens' Pact for SEE - Who is who? - Fojnica (916 words)
TEKIJA in Fojnica was made in second half of 17th century, Tekija in village Vukelji?i was made in 1780, and third Tekija in village Oglavak was founded by šejh Abdurrahman Sirrija.
One of cultural and historical attraction of Fojnica is Franciscan monastery with its archive, museum and library.
Fojnica is today well-known by its spa which radioactivity and healing capacity were tested by the end of 19th of century, and exploitation started after First World war.
War Crimes > FOJNICA - HERCEG BOSNA :: Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina :: (299 words)
At the time of the Serbian aggression on Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992) there were no military activities in the Fojnica district area.
On July 10th 1993, the villages of Tjesilo and Gradina were ethnically cleansed, and shortly after that the same method was used in other villages and towns in the Fojnica district.
SUMMARY OF REPORTED CRIME: On November 13, 1993, the following persons were killed in the Holy Spirit Franciscan Monastery in Fojnica: Father Nikica Milicevic (the parish priest and the guardian of the monastery), and Father Leon Mato Migic (the vice- guardian).
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