In this article, we will explore the impact of Kalesija in different contexts and situations. From its influence in the technological field to its effects on contemporary society, Kalesija has proven to be a topic of great relevance and significance. Throughout history, Kalesija has played a crucial role in shaping the world we live in, and its importance continues to be the subject of debate and reflection in various fields of knowledge. Through a detailed and comprehensive analysis, we will examine the many facets of Kalesija and its impact on the present and future.
Panorama of the town
Panorama of the town
Coat of arms of Kalesija
Location of Kalesija within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Location of Kalesija within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Coordinates: 44°27′N 18°52′E / 44.450°N 18.867°E / 44.450; 18.867
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Tuzla Canton
 • Municipal mayorSead Džafić (SDA)
 • Total201 km2 (78 sq mi)
 (2013 census)
 • Total2,039
 • Density183/km2 (470/sq mi)
 • Municipality
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code+387 35

Kalesija (Serbian Cyrillic: Калесија) is a town and municipality located in the Tuzla Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, east of Tuzla. As of 2013, the town has a population of 2,039 inhabitants, while the municipality has 33,053 inhabitants.


The Atik Mosque in Vukovije Gornje was built at the end of the 16th century.

Yugoslav Wars

On 2 May 1992 Kalesija was one of the first Bosnian towns to be caught in the initial Serbian offensive. On 11 May 1992, Kalesija and the territory east of the river Bjeljevac except for the settlements of Zukići and Jajić were placed under occupation.

On 23 May 1992, Kalesija was retaken by Bosnian forces.

The aftermath of the occupation included ethnic cleansing, population displacement, many people being taken to camps, the destruction of Kalesija villages, the destruction of religious buildings and industrial plants.[citation needed]

The Dayton Agreement appointed a new administrative arrangement of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 71 km2 (26.1%) of the territory of the municipality Kalesija was ceded to Republika Srpska, becoming the municipality of Osmaci.



The 1971 Yugoslav census showed that Kalesija had 32,577 inhabitants, made up of:


In the 1991 census, the municipality of Kalesija had 41,795 inhabitants:

  • 33,226 Bosniaks (79.5%)
  • 7,669 Serbs (18.4%)
  • 33 Croats (0.1%)
  • 270 Yugoslavs (0.6%)
  • 597 others (0.4%)


In the 2013 census, the municipality of Kalesija had 33,053 inhabitants:


The municipality consists of 28 settlements:


In the area of the Kalesija municipality there are six elementary schools. They are located in Kalesija, Rainci Gornji, Gojčin, Memići, Vukovije and Tojšići.


  1. ^ "B&H, 2013 census". Retrieved September 23, 2020.

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