Banja Luka

Banja Luka
Бања Лука (Serbian)
Grad Banja Luka
Град Бања Лука
City of Banja Luka
From top, left to right: Panoramic view of Banja Luka, Gospodska pedestrian area, Ferhat Pasha Mosque, Monument of park architecture, Kastel Fortress on the left bank of the Vrbas river and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Location within Republika Srpska / Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location within Republika Srpska / Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Banja Luka
Banja Luka is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Banja Luka
Banja Luka
Location within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Banja Luka is located in Balkans
Banja Luka
Banja Luka
Location within Europe
Banja Luka is located in Europe
Banja Luka
Banja Luka
Banja Luka (Europe)
Coordinates: 44°46′N 17°11′E / 44.767°N 17.183°E / 44.767; 17.183Coordinates: 44°46′N 17°11′E / 44.767°N 17.183°E / 44.767; 17.183
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Geographical regionBosanska Krajina
Government
 • MayorDraško Stanivuković (PDP)
Area
 • City1,238.91 km2 (478.35 sq mi)
Elevation
163 m (535 ft)
Population
 (2013 census)[1]
 • Urban
185,042
 • Municipality
185,042
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
78000
Area code(s)+387 51
Websitewww.banjaluka.rs.ba

Banja Luka (Serbian Cyrillic: Бања Лука, pronounced [bǎɲa lǔːka] (listen)) or Banjaluka (Serbian Cyrillic: Бањалука, pronounced [baɲalǔːka]) is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the largest city of Republika Srpska. Banja Luka is also the de facto capital of this entity. It is the traditional centre of the densely-forested Bosanska Krajina region of northwestern Bosnia. According to the 2013 census, the city proper has a population of 185,042, while its administrative area comprises a total of 185,042 inhabitants.

The city is home to the University of Banja Luka and University Clinical Center of the Republika Srpska, as well as numerous entity and state institutions for Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina respectively. The city lies on the Vrbas river and is well known in the countries of the former Yugoslavia for being full of tree-lined avenues, boulevards, gardens, and parks.[2] Banja Luka was designated European city of sport in 2018.

  1. ^ Preliminary Results of the 2013 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in Bosnia & Herzegovina . Banja Luka. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2019
  2. ^ "АСБЛ >> GeFEneral information". www.banjaluka.rs.ba. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010.

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