Novi Grad, Republika Srpska

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Novi Grad
Нови Град
Bosanski Novi
Town and municipality
Novi Grad in 2004
Novi Grad in 2004
Novi Grad is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Novi Grad
Novi Grad
Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 45°02′53″N 16°22′37″E / 45.048°N 16.377°E / 45.048; 16.377Coordinates: 45°02′53″N 16°22′37″E / 45.048°N 16.377°E / 45.048; 16.377
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
 • Municipality 472.72 km2 (182.52 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Town 11,063
 • Municipality 27,115
 • Municipality density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)

Novi Grad (Нови Град; formerly Bosanski Novi)[1] is a town and municipality located in the northern portion of the Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The town is situated on the Una river on the border with Croatia (opposite the town of Dvor). As of 2013, it has a population of 27,115 inhabitants.

The town was once known as Bosanski Novi (pronounced [bǒsanskiː nôviː]).[2]


Municipality of Novi Grad is situated in the northwestern part of the Republic of Srpska. Its exact location is 45°53″ longitude and 45°14″ northern latitude. It has an area of 470 km2 (180 sq mi). The municipality lies between the Sana and Una rivers, between the mountains of Grmec and Kozara. The climate is temperate continental.


The town was first mentioned in 1280 under the Roman name of Castrum Novum, which, literally translated from Latin, means "new town". In 1895, during Austro-Hungarian rule, the town was officially named Bosanski Novi. At the end of the last decade of the 19th century, Bosanski Novi had 3,300 people with 550 households. There were wooden bridges across the Una and Sana rivers, which the citizens had to guard against the wild spring and fall floods. For that reason, a symbol of the town was built in 1906-Una quay. In 1872, Bosanski Novi was the first municipality to have a train station on the new Bosnian railway, which afforded it significant cultural and economic advantages over any other Krajina[3] municipalities. The first hospital was established around the same time.

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

After the Bosnian war, Kostajnica was split from the municipality.


Aside from the town of Novi Grad, the municipality includes the following settlements:


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2013 census results, the municipality has 27,115 inhabitants.

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In the 1991 Yugoslav census, the municipality of Bosanski Novi had 41,541 residents,[4] including:


The economy is based on a few industries and a number of private firms. Bosanski Novi has potential in tourism, wood processing, food production and management of water resources.


There are several active sports organizations in the town, such as football, handball and basketball clubs.

The local football club is FK Sloboda Novi Grad.


See also[edit]



  • Mangold, Max (2005), Das Aussprachewörterbuch, Duden, ISBN 9783411040667

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