In today's world, Živinice has become a topic of interest that generates debate and discussion in different areas. With the passage of time, Živinice has acquired relevance in society and its impact has been noted in different aspects of daily life. From its origin to the present, Živinice has undergone significant transformations that have marked its evolution and development. In this article, we will explore various aspects related to Živinice, analyzing its influence in various contexts and examining its importance in the contemporary world.
Grad Živinice
Град Живинице
City of Živinice
Aerial view of Živinice
Aerial view of Živinice
Location of Živinice within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Živinice within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Živinice is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Živinice
Coordinates: 44°27′N 18°39′E / 44.450°N 18.650°E / 44.450; 18.650
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Tuzla Canton
 • MayorBegan Muhić (SDA)
 • Total291 km2 (112 sq mi)
 (2013 census)
 • Total57,765
 • Density19,850/km2 (51,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code+387 35

Živinice (Cyrillic: Живинице) is a city located in Tuzla Canton in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, south of Tuzla. As of 2013, it has a population of 57,765 inhabitants.


In the 7th century, Slavic tribes settled permanently in the area of the town of Živinice. The medieval territory of Živinice was part of the Bosnian state, the areas of Gostilj, Dramešin and Soli as independent political units that lost those attributes before the arrival of the Ottomans in Bosnia. The settlement of Živinice as an urban location probably originated in the 18th century.

The municipality of Živinice was formed on 19. June 1959, after a decision by the National Assembly of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was passed.

The origin of the name Živinice is still unknown. According to historian Muhamed Hadžijahić Živinice was mentioned in an Ottoman document of 1764 that stated: "Živinice called Uskopči, probably (Oskovci) in nahiya Tuzla".


1991 Census

In the 1991 census, the municipality of Živinice had 54,783 inhabitants, of which there were:

The town of Živinice itself had 11,956 residents. By the last documents, Živinice had 12,102 residents.

2013 Census

Municipality Nationality Total
Bosniaks % Croats % Serbs %
Živinice 53,089 91.91 2,508 4.34 242 0.42 57,765



Local communities

Bašigovci, Barice, Dubrave Donje, Dubrave Gornje, Đurđevik, Gračanica, Kovači, Litve, Lukavica Donja, Lukavica Gornja, Oskova, Priluk, Podgajevi, Rudar, Stari Đurđevik, Suha, Svojat, Šerići, Šišći, Šahići, Tupković, Višća Donja, Višća Gornja, Zelenika, Živinice Gornje, Živinice Centar.

Notable residents




  • Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine – Bilten no.234, Sarajevo 1991.


  1. ^ "NERDA – IVINICE – investment possibilities". www.nerda.ba. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  2. ^ "Popis 2013 BiH". popis.gov.ba. Retrieved 22 November 2023.

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