In today's world, Cazin has gained unprecedented importance. Whether from an economic, technological, social or cultural point of view, Cazin is an issue that is constantly present in our lives. Its impact is so broad that its analysis and understanding is essential to understand the context in which we find ourselves. In this article, we will explore the different aspects and perspectives related to Cazin, with the aim of shedding light on its relevance and influence in our society.
Grad Cazin
Град Цазин
City of Cazin
City center square
City center square
Flag of Cazin
Coat of arms of Cazin
Location of Cazin within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Cazin within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cazin is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cazin is located in Balkans
Coordinates: 44°58′N 15°56′E / 44.967°N 15.933°E / 44.967; 15.933
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Una-Sana
Geographical regionBosanska Krajina
 • MayorNermin Ogrešević (NES)
 • City356 km2 (137 sq mi)
 (Census 2013)
 • City66,149
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code+387 37

Cazin is a city located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Bosanska Krajina region, near the border with Croatia. As of 2013, it has a population of 66,149 inhabitants.

The municipality is often also called Cazinska Krajina. The town of Cazin is located on the main road which connects Bihać and Velika Kladuša.


Cazin in 1906

Cazin has several historic places, some dating back to the 14th century. Ostrožac castle and Radetina Tower are located in Cazin. Cazin was the city of Knin Bishop.

From 1929 to 1941, Cazin was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.[citation needed]

The Cazin uprising of 1950, an armed anti-state rebellion of peasants, occurred in Cazin and neighboring Velika Kladuša and Slunj, which were all part of Communist Yugoslavia at the time. The peasants revolted against the forced collectivization and collective farms by the Yugoslav government on the farmers of its country. Following a drought in 1949, the peasants of Yugoslavia were unable to meet unrealistic quotas set by their government and were punished. The revolt that followed the drought resulted in the killings and persecution of those who organized the uprising, but also many innocent civilians. It was the only peasant rebellion in the history of Cold War Europe.


Aside from the urban area of Cazin, the city administrative area comprises the following settlements:


According to the 2013 census, the municipality of Cazin has a population of 66,149 inhabitants. The town of Cazin has a population of 13,863.

Ethnic groups

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Bosniaks 43,880 55,401 61,693 63,463
Croats 175 122 139 320
Serbs 1,196 826 778 29
Yugoslavs 51 529 430 -
Others/Unspecified 166 232 369 2,337
Total 45,468 57,110 63,409 66,149


About 99% of the population identifies as Muslim. Small minorities of Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox also exist.


Local football club Krajina has spent two seasons at the top tier of the Bosnia and Herzegovina football pyramid, but has mainly played at the second and third level.

Twin towns – sister cities

Cazin is twinned with:


See also


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