Lopare

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Lopare
Лопаре
Town and municipality
Skyline of Lopare
Location of Lopare within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Lopare within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°38′10″N 18°50′40″E / 44.63611°N 18.84444°E / 44.63611; 18.84444Coordinates: 44°38′10″N 18°50′40″E / 44.63611°N 18.84444°E / 44.63611; 18.84444
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Government
 • Mayor Rado Savić (SDS)
 • Municipality 292.55 km2 (112.95 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Town 2,709
 • Municipality 15,357
 • Municipality density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s) 55

Lopare (Serbian Cyrillic: Лопаре) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the Majevica region. As of 2013, the town has a population of 2,709 inhabitants, while the municipality has 15,357 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The present Lopare municipality stretches over the area of 299 square kilometers, bordering municipalities of Ugljevik and Bijeljina in Republika Srpska, Teočak, Sapna, Tuzla and Čelić in the FBiH, as well as Brčko District.

The municipality is located where Mount Majevica transitions into the plains of Semberija and Posavina, and represents the centre of this part of sub-Majevica area. The entire area is characterized by a large number of smaller water flows, while the Gnjica River flows through the town of Lopare. The town of Lopare is located at an average altitude of 235 m above the sea level. Natural resources the municipality disposes witch include agricultural land, forests and stone, while there is also rock salt and coal, to a lesser and unexamined extent.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
197133,847—    
199132,400−0.22%
201315,357−3.34%

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Lopare has a population of 15,357 inhabitants. It is important to emphasize that the municipal territory was reduced by around 30% during the war, as well as that almost one third of the pre-war population now lives in the neighboring municipality of Čelić. During and after the war, significant changes occurred in the demographic structure of the municipality.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[1]

Census Nationality
Total
Bosniaks
%
Croats
%
Serbs
%
1971 11.621 34.33 1.537 4.54 20.497 60.56 33.847
1991 12.225 37.73 1.259 3.88 17.995 55.54 32.400
2013 1.371 8.92 50 0.32 13.869 90.31 15.357

Infrastructure[edit]

The regional road Tuzla–Brcko and Bijeljina–Tuzla motorway run through the municipality. The length of categorized road network is 204 km2 on the municipal territory, and there are 333 km of uncategorized roads. While the road network is fairly developed, the number of both categorized and uncategorized paved roads is very small.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i stanova u Bosni i Hercegovini". popis.gov.ba (in Serbian). Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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