Berkovići

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Berkovići
Берковићи
Berkovići
Berkovići
Location of Berkovići within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Berkovići within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Berkovići
Coordinates: 43°05′41″N 18°09′52″E / 43.09472°N 18.16444°E / 43.09472; 18.16444
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Geographical regionHerzegovina
Government
 • Municipal mayorNenad Abramović (SDS)
Area
 • Total249.69 km2 (96.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2013 census)
 • Total2,114
 • Density8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code59
Websitewww.opstinaberkovici.com

Berkovići (Serbian Cyrillic: Берковићи) is a village and municipality in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013, it has a population of 2,114 inhabitants.

Geography

The municipality is located in the westernmost part of East Herzegovina.

History

The municipality was created in 1995, after the Bosnian War, out of the Republika Srpska-controlled parts of the pre-war municipality of Stolac (now in the Federation of B&H). The village was struck by a big earthquake on April 22, 2022 with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale.

Settlements

Aside from the village of Berkovići itself, the municipality includes the following settlements:

  • Bitunja
  • Brštanik
  • Dabrica
  • Hatelji
  • Ljubljenica
  • Ljuti Do
  • Meča
  • Predolje
  • Poplat
  • Strupići
  • Selišta
  • Suzina
  • Šćepan Krst
  • Trusina
  • Žegulja

Berkovići also contains parts of the following settlements:

  • Barane
  • Burmazi
  • Do
  • Hodovo
  • Hrgud

Demographics

Population

Population of settlements – Berkovići municipality
Settlement 1938. 1953. 1961. 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Total 2,573 3,166 2,114
1 Berkovići 747 749 651 159 230
2 Hatelji 468 409
3 Ljuti Do 316 233
4 Meča 88 300

Ethnic composition

Serbian Orthodox Church in Ljuti Dol
Landscape from Berkovići
Ethnic composition – Berkovići village
2013 1991. 1981. 1971.
Total 240 (100,0%) 159 (100,0%) 651 (100,0%) 749 (100,0%)
Serbs 238 (99,17%) 147 (97,484%) 611 (93,856%) 744 (100,0%)
Croats 2 (0,83%) 1 (0,154%) 1 (0,134%)
Bosniaks 4 (2,516%) 4 (0,614%)
Yugoslavs 33 (5,069%)
Other 2 (0,307%) 2 (0,267%)
Montenegrins 1 (0,134%)
Macedonians 1 (0,134%)
Ethnic composition – Berkovići municipality
2013
Total 2,114 (100,0%)
Serbs 1,942 (91,86%)
Bosniaks 159 (7,52%)
Croats 11 (0,52%)
Others 2 (0,09%)

Economy

The municipality is underdeveloped and much of the economic activity is agricultural.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ Lojović, Milimir; Gnjato, Obren (2016). "The old village in East Herzegovina and the possibilities of its revitalization". Demografija (13): 353–373. ISSN 1820-4244. 1820-42441613353L.
  2. ^ "O Berkovićima". Opština Berkovici (in Serbian). Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  3. ^ Service, s Balkan (2022-04-23). "Bosnian earthquake victim died after a hillside collapsed on a home". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2023-09-27.

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