From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Serbian Orthodox church near the city centre
Coat of arms of Teslić
Coat of arms
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Teslić is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Teslić within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000Coordinates: 44°36′24″N 17°51′36″E / 44.60667°N 17.86000°E / 44.60667; 17.86000
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
 • MayorMilan Miličević (SDS)
 • Municipality837 km2 (323 sq mi)
(2013 census)
 • Town
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)53

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, the town has a population of 7,518 inhabitants, while the municipality has 38,536 inhabitants.

About 5 km (3.1 mi) to the south-east from the city center there is a location of medieval tombstones of Duke Momčilo. Also, Solila is located on the Borja Mountain.


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.

From 1929 to 1941, Teslić was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality of Teslić has a population of 38,536 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 32,756 35,024 33,316 29,041
Bosniaks/Muslims 10,000 11,148 12,875 7,184
Croats 9,467 10,744 9,930 1,442
Yugoslavs 108 3,008 - -
Others 382 510 4,587 869
Total 52,713 60,434 60,708 38,536


The following table gives a preview of total number of registered employed people per their core activity (as of 2016):[2]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 318
Mining and quarrying 1
Manufacturing 2,485
Distribution of power, gas, steam and air-conditioning 58
Distribution of water and water waste management 127
Construction 427
Wholesale and retail, repair 1,180
Transportation and storage 216
Hotels and restaurants 505
Information and communication 16
Finance and insurance 52
Real estate activities 2
Professional, scientific and technical activities 84
Administrative and support services 8
Public administration and defence 327
Education 669
Healthcare and social work 290
Art, entertainment and recreation 31
Other service activities 108
Total 6,904

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Popis 2013 u BiH – Teslić". statistika.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Cities and Municipalities of Republika Srpska 2017" (PDF). rzs.rs.ba (in Serbian). December 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

External links[edit]