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Centar Municipality, Sarajevo

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Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area code(s)  +387 33
Area  33 km²
University  University of Sarajevo
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Website  http://www.centar.ba
Local time  Tuesday 3:14 PM
Centar Municipality, Sarajevo httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Weather  6°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 85% Humidity
Points of interest  Pionirska dolina, National Museum of Bosnia a, Ali Pasha Mosque, Eternal flame, Ars Aevi

Centar (translated Center) is a municipality of central Sarajevo in Bosnia. It is located between the older parts of the city under Stari Grad, and the newer more modern parts of the city under the municipalities Novi Grad and Novo Sarajevo.


Map of Centar Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Centar municipality, according to the government website, is the administrative, business, commercial, cultural, educational, and medical centre of Sarajevo. Although some of these may be disputed, Centar is certainly the most important part of Sarajevo, housing most major branches of the city and national governments.

The municipality of Centar occupies 3,313 hectrates of land, of which close to 17% is housing. The amount of private and state owned land is nearly equal, with 1600 and 1713 hectrates respectively. The municipality celebrates May 2 as "Centar Municipality Day", in commemoration of the heroic defense by citizens of the aggressor's assault on the Building of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Centar is also home to many Olympic complexes such as Dvorana Mirza Delibašić and sports venues Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium and Olympic Hall Zetra.


The Siege of Sarajevo had a tremendous effect on Centar. Prior to the aggression, Centar municipality had 79.000 citizens, of which the majority were Bosniaks. 7,000 citizens of the municipality were killed by the aggressors during the war, as major battles took place on its grounds. There was also a heavy presence of land mines in the area, however in December 2003 the government succeeded in clearing all land mines from the area. Since the end of the war, the municipality has received 12 major awards, indicating its current well-being and prosperity.


126,598 total

  • Bosniaks - 74,354 (58.73%)
  • Serbs - 27,658 (21.84%)
  • Croats - 12,903 (10.19%)
  • Yugoslavs - 5,944 (4.69%)
  • Others - 5,739 (4.55%)
  • 1991

    79,286 total

  • Bosniaks - 39,761 (50.14%)
  • Serbs - 16,631 (20.97%)
  • Croats - 5,428 (6.84%)
  • Yugoslavs - 13,030 (16.43%)
  • Others - 4,436 (5.62%)
  • 2013

    55,181 total

  • Bosniaks - 41,702 (75.57%)
  • Croats - 3,333 (6.04%)
  • Serbs - 2,186 (3.96%)
  • Others - 7,960 (14.42%)
  • Communities and neighborhoods

    1. Bardakčije
    2. Betanija - Šip
    3. Breka - Koševo II
    4. Ciglane - Gorica
    5. Donji Velešići
    6. Džidžikovac - Koševo I
    7. Hrastovi - Mrkovići
    8. Koševsko Brdo
    9. Marijin Dvor - Crni Vrh
    10. Mejtaš - Bjelave
    11. MZ Park - Višnjik
    12. Pionirska DolinaNahorevo
    13. Skenderija - Podtekija
    14. Soukbunar
    15. Trg Oslobođenja


    Centar Municipality, Sarajevo Wikipedia

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