|Town and municipality|
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Mayor||Dr Milan Miličević (SDS)|
|• Total||837.97 km2 (323.54 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|• Density||50.01/km2 (129.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Teslić (Serbian Cyrillic: Теслић) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the central part of the Republika Srpska, on the banks of Usora River. As of 2013, it has a population of 38,536 inhabitants.
The town was settled in the 19th century with the first industrialization of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Main industries are wood products and the chemical industry. Long before Tesliċ began to rise a nearby village called Čečava existed as one of the oldest places people inhabited, there is archaeological evidence that Čečava existed as early as the 10th century.
Teslić was until the late 1950s among the largest industrial centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today Tesliċ industry is mostly based on the production of wood, milk, clothing, telecommunications, electro industry, metallic industry and building construction.
Tesliċ is also known as a tourist destination, mainly because of the Banja Vrućica, а health spa for healing cardio-vascular diseases. With a complex of five hotels and a capacity of over 1000 beds, Banja Vrućica has the biggest tourist capacity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The nearby mountain Borja is an attractive tourist destination with two hotels and sports facilities.
According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Teslić has a population of 38,536 inhabitants.
The ethnic composition of the municipality:
- About 5 km to the South-East from the city center there is a location of medieval tombstones of Duke Momčilo.
- Solila on the Borja Mountain
- Borki Predojević, professional chess player
- Dragan Blatnjak, football player
- Drago Đurić, former businessman
- Vladimir Petrović, football player
- Željka Cvijanović, Prime Minister of Republika Srpska
- Jezera, formerly a village in Teslić
- Kusići, formerly a sub-village of Jezera
- Vrela, a village in Teslić
- Žarkovina, a village in Teslić
- Usora River
- Krstova Gora hill (formerly Gračun)
- "POPIS STANOVNIŠTVA, DOMAĆINSTAVA I STANOVA U BOSNI I HERCEGOVINI, 2013. REZULTATI POPISA" (PDF). popis2013.ba (in Serbian). Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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