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Maglaj
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Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina
General Information
Entity {{{entity}}}
Land area
Population
Population density
Coordinates 44°33′N, 18°06′E
Area code +387 32
Mayor Mehmed Mustabašić (SDA)
Website http://www.maglaj.net

Maglaj is a town and municipality in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is situated in the northern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Zenica-Doboj canton. The city lies 25 km south of the city of Doboj, the regional trade, education, culture, entertainment, and business centre. The municipality of Maglaj is one of 12 municiplaties in the Zenica-Doboj canton. The city has a population of 25 000. The whole municipality has a population of 43 000. 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 ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... 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... Bosnia and Herzegovina (also variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans. ... Bosnia and Herzegovina (also variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans. ... View of Doboj from the fortress 14th Century Doboj Fortress, reconstructed in 2006, with a wooden stage added during reconstruction Doboj (Cyrillic: Добој) is a city and a municipality in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated on the river Bosna. ...


The city of Maglaj never fell under Bosnian Serb control during the Bosnian War because it had a majority Muslim ethnicity. Most cities in Bosnia that had Muslim majorities never fell to the two other conflicting sides. Combatants Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Predominantly Bosniak) Army of Republika Srpska, Yugoslav Peoples Army, various paramilitary units from Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian) Croatian Defence Council, Croatian Army (Croatian) Commanders Alija Izetbegović (President of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Sefer Halilović (Army chief of staff 1992-1993) Rasim...

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Population

1910

According to the 1910 census, the majority in the Maglaj municipality were Orthodox Christians (53.55%).


2005

In 2005, 91% of population of the municipality were ethnic Bosniaks and another 6% were Croats.


Geography

The town is situated in the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is situated in territory where bosniaks, or Muslims, presently form a large majority. The old Maglaj, like numerous other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has an old town with mosques, traditional houses dating back from the Ottoman Empire, and a fortress that stands as a symbol of Maglaj. The new part of Magalj, situated on the West side of the river Bosna, is made up of modern architecture that was started in the 1950s, and became massively developed until 1991.


The River Bosna flows trough Maglaj on its way north to the Sava river on the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Before the civil war, the Bosna river was heavily poluted due to heavy industrial activity at the nearby Natron paper and pulp factory, as well as steel and wood industry factories in the southern cities of Zenica and Zavidovići respectively. Nowadays, the river has become cleaner due to decreased industrial activity at those plants and higher environmental standards, but ultimately will become exposed to environmental hazard yet again as these heavy industry factories reach their maximum capacity yet again. Natron is a white, crystalline hygroscopic mineral salt, primarily a mixture of sodium bicarbonate (common baking soda) and sodium carbonate (soda ash) with small amounts of sodium chloride (table salt) and sodium sulfate. ... Coat of arms [[Image:{{{image_coat_of_arms}}}|100px|Coat of arms]] Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina [[Image:{{{image_map}}}|150px|center|Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina highlighting the town or municipality location]] General Information Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Land area 499,7 km² Population 146,000 (estimate) Population density 293/km... 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). ...


Demographics

The city, as well as the entire Maglaj municipality, have been subject to a large demographic population shift. Close to all of its pre-war Christian inhabitants, i.e. Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats, who made up the majority of the pre-war municipality population, no longer reside in the Maglaj municipality. The Serbian population has largely settled in the Doboj and Modriča regions of the Republika Srpska, while the Catholic Croatian population has settled in the nearby municipality of Žepče, an enclave inhabited largely by Croats. A significant number of former Croat inhabitants have also settled in Croatia's capital Zagreb. Due to severe fighting around Maglaj throughout the Bosnian Civil War, and the catasrophic conditions it was exposed to, numerous Muslims have departed the region as well. View of Doboj from the fortress 14th Century Doboj Fortress, reconstructed in 2006, with a wooden stage added during reconstruction Doboj (Cyrillic: Добој) is a city and a municipality in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated on the river Bosna. ... Modriča (Serbian: Модрича) is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Not to be confused with Serbia. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area ZE-DO kanton Population (1991 census) 22,840 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 32 Mayor Mato Zovko (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country Croatia RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - City 641. ...


Pre-war Maglaj was unique because over one third of its married couples were made up of mixed ethnic groups. As a result of this, a great number of these Maglaj inhabitants felt welcome by none of the three warring ethnic groups, and tried to settle abroad. Consequentially, former Maglaj residents have dispersed throughout the world, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Scandinavian countries, Italy, the Czech Republic, Canada, the United States, and Australia among others. All former residents of Maglaj are likely never to return as they have adapted to their new surroundings, and those settled in the West enjoy remarkably high standards of living.


External links

  • http://maglaj.net/
  • http://maglajcaffe.net/
 
Political divisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Coordinates: 44°33′N, 18°06′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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2000/07/31 01:22 State of Emergency in Maglaj (1050 words)
In response to this act, the communal authorities of Maglaj have called the cantonal police to unblock the roads and to re-establish constitutional order and personal security, as well as freedom of movement in the surrounding villages.
According to information that AIM managed to obtain, during the demonstrations in the commune of Maglaj, a protesters' letter arrived, which claimed that one of the main requests was not only preventing the possible eviction of Bosniacs from Bakotici, but, quite contrary, prevention of the eviction of mujaheddin from Bocinja.
It is unofficially claimed that no one else but SDA is behind all this, because it did nothing during its rule to resolve the problem of Bocinja, although it declaratively undertook to do so after the pressures exerted by the international community, as well as the local public.
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