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Sanski Most

Sanski Most

Сански Мост
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Coat of arms of Sanski Most
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Sanski Most is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sanski Most
Sanski Most
Location of Sanski Most
Coordinates: 44°46′N 16°40′E / 44.767°N 16.667°E / 44.767; 16.667
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
CantonUna-Sana Canton
 • MayorFaris Hasanbegović (SDA)
 • Total781 km2 (302 sq mi)
 (2013 Census)
 • Total41,475
 • Density53.10/km2 (137.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+387 37

Sanski Most (pronounced [sâːnskiː mɔ̂ːst]) is a town and municipality located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated on the banks of Sana River in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in region of Bosanska krajina, between Prijedor and Ključ. As of 2013, it has a population of 41,475 inhabitants.


It is located on the Sana River in Bosanska Krajina, between Prijedor and Ključ. Administratively it is part of the Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


In 1878 the little town (varošica) of Sanski Most was described as Muslim by Croatian historian Vjekoslav Klaić.[1] From 1929 to 1941, Sanski Most was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

During World War II it was part of the Axis Independent State of Croatia. At the beginning of May 1941 in several villages south-east of Sanski Most (Kijevo, Tramošnja, Kozica, etc.) the first armed conflict between the Ustaše and insurgent Serbs occurred. The event is known as the Đurđevdan uprising. The State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ZAVNOBiH) held its second meeting from 30 June to 2 July 1944 in the town; it declared the equality of Muslims (Bosniaks), Serbs and Croats.

During the Bosnian War, the town was controlled by the Army of Republika Srpska (Bosnian Serbs) and remained under its control until 10th of October 1995 when the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina took over it shortly before the end of the war in Operation Sana.

In 1996, Serb-inhabited Oštra Luka was split from Sanski Most and ceded to the Republika Srpska entity.


Ethnic Composition
Year Serbs  % Bosniaks  % Croats  % Yugoslavs  % Others  % Total
1961 19,156 48.52% 12,350 31.28% 4,844 12.27% 3,014 7.63% % 39,483
1971 30,422 48,98% 24,839 39,99% 6,307 10,15% 195 0,31% 339 0,57% 62,102
1981 26,619 42.61% 27,083 43.36% 5,314 8.51% 2,936 4.70% 515 0,82% 62,467
1991 25,363 42.05% 28,136 46.65% 4,322 7.16% 1,247 2.06% 1,239 2.08% 60,307
2013 7,811 15.49% 41,739 82.78% 817 1.62% n/a n/a 54 0.10% 50,421

The size of the municipality's area more than doubled after 1961. Therefore, the population rose quite a bit.

The city of Sanski Most itself had 50,421 residents in 2014.


Employment Male Female Total Total Population Unemployment %
2014 3,384 1,363 4,747 50,421 53.91%[2]

Sanski Most is home to many different types of stores, and in the city center Konzum is located, part of a food chain from Croatia. There is also a store of the Bingo-chain supermarkets. There are many cafés in the city as well as many bakeries.

There are several non-governmental organisations in Sanski Most. Center for Peacebuilding, in the local language "Centar za Izgradnju Mira (CIM)" has been active in the city since 2004. The "Fenix Center", Centar Fenix provides humanitarian aid to the persons in need in the local community. The organisation "Krajiška Suza" is providing care in medical, social, psychological, cultural and existential needs of people living in and around Sanski Most.


The football club of the town is NK Podgrmeč.


Notable people

See also


  1. ^ Vjekoslav Klaić (1878). Bosna: podatci o zemljopisu i poviesti Bosne i Hercegovine. Naklad. "Matice Hrvatske". p. 192.
  2. ^ [1]

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