Breza, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Breza within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Municipality president||Munib Zaimović (SBB)|
|• Total||72,9 km2 (281 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Breza is a town and municipality located in Zenica-Doboj Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is famous for mining and production of coal. It covers an area of 73 km2 (28 sq mi).
Breza as a settlement was first time mentioned in documents dating from the 2nd century as Hedum Kastelum (Inhabited Castle). The ancient town was the capital of the infamous Daesitiates, an Ilyrian tribe which had most of the territory of modern central Bosnia under control before being crushed by the Romans.
According to the October 2013 census, the municipality has a population of 14,564 inhabitants.
Breza is famous for having one of the oldest clubs formed in Bosnia and Herzegovina; the football club Rudar was formed in 1924. The town is also famous for many local volleyball and basketball clubs.
Villages in the municipality of Breza
In the 1971 census:
In the 1991 census, the municipality of Breza had 17,317 residents:
In the 2013 census, the municipality of Breza had 14,168 residents:
In the 2013 census, the town of Breza had 3,014 residents:
- Haris Silajdžić, politician
- Alija Sirotanović, miner
- Obren Joksimović, Serbian politician and minister of health
- Munib Bisić, politician
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- "Mješovita Srednja Škola". mssbreza.com (in Croatian). 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- "O Brezi". www.opcinabreza.com (in Bosnian). 25 February 2013. Archived from the original on 25 Feb 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
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