Petrovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Petrovac

Петровац
Drinić
Drinić
Official seal of Petrovac
Seal
Location of Petrovac within Republika Srpska
Location of Petrovac within Republika Srpska
Location of Petrovac
Coordinates: 44°30′N 16°28′E / 44.500°N 16.467°E / 44.500; 16.467Coordinates: 44°30′N 16°28′E / 44.500°N 16.467°E / 44.500; 16.467
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
EntityRepublika Srpska
Geographical regionKrajina
Government
 • MayorDejan Prošić (DNS)
Area
 • Total154.9 km2 (59.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Total361
 • Density2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)51
Websitewww.drinic.rs.ba

Petrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Петровац) is a municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the western part of Republika Srpska and the central part of the Krajina region. Petrovac was created from a small part of the pre-war municipality of Bosanski Petrovac, whose remaining portion kept the original name and is a part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] The municipality seat is the village of Drinić.

Geography[edit]

Petrovac is a rural municipality, consisting of villages Bunara, Drinić and Podsrnetica and parts of Bravski Vaganac, Bukovača and Klenovac.[2] It is located between municipalities of Bosanski Petrovac in the north and west, Ribnik and Istočni Drvar in the east, and Drvar in the south. The total area of the municipality is 137 km², about a sixth of 853 km² of the pre-war municipality.

History[edit]

Petrovac was created in 1995 following the end of the Bosnian War. As of 2019, it is one of the smallest municipalities by number of inhabitants in Republika Srpska.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population of settlements – Petrovac municipality
Settlement 1991. 2013.
Total 361
1 Drinić 363 336

Ethnic composition[edit]

Ethnic composition – Petrovac municipality
2013.
Total 361 (100,0%)
Serbs 358 (99,17%)
Bosniaks 2 (0,554%)
Montenegrins 1 (0,277%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina page regarding the use of both names
  2. ^ "Općina Bosanski Petrovac". Vlada Unsko-Sanskog Kantona.
  3. ^ Milojević, Milkica (30 June 2019). "PATULJASTE OPŠTINE U SRPSKOJ Tri sela, sto stanovnika i gradonačelnica". srpskainfo.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 August 2019.