Gacko

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Gacko
Гацко
View on Gacko
Location of Gacko within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 43°10′N 18°32′E / 43.167°N 18.533°E / 43.167; 18.533
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
Settlements71 (2008.)
Government
 • MayorMilan Radmilović (SDS) [1]
Area
 • Total736 km2 (284 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total13,000
 • Municipality?
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s)59
 
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Gacko
Гацко
View on Gacko
Location of Gacko within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 43°10′N 18°32′E / 43.167°N 18.533°E / 43.167; 18.533
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
Settlements71 (2008.)
Government
 • MayorMilan Radmilović (SDS) [1]
Area
 • Total736 km2 (284 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total13,000
 • Municipality?
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s)59

Gacko ({Cyrillic - Гацко}, pronounced [ɡǎtskɔ]) is a town and municipality in southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Foča Region.

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Geography

The town is in a short distance from Montenegro. The municipality covers an area of 736 km2 (284 sq mi), making it one of the larger municipalities in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

History

Medieval history

In Medieval times, the town was a Zhupa of the Principality and Kingdom of Serbia. In 1276, Serbian prince Stefan Dragutin fights his father's (King Stephen Uroš I of Serbia) troops on the Gatačko polje (Gacko field), and subsequently takes the throne. Gacko was at this time an important commercial centre on the Dubrovnik-Foča-route. In its turbulent history, Gacko has often changed rulers: after the fall of Dusan's Kingdom, Gacko became part of the Bosnian Kingdom, and in 1465 it fell under the Ottoman Empire. Austrian troupes entered it in 1878. by the decision made at the Berlin Congress. [1] In the 14th century the region is seat of Hum, under the House of Vojinović.[2]


Settlements of Gacko

AvtovacBahoriBašićiBerušicaBrajićevićiBranilovićiCernicaČemernoDanićiDobreljiDomrkeDonja BodežištaDramešinaDražljevoDrugovićiDubljevićiFojnica • Gacko • GarevaGornja BodežištaGračanicaGradinaHodinićiIgriIzgoriJabukaJasenikJugovićiKazanciKljučKokorinaKravarevoKulaLipnikLončariLukaLukoviceLjeskov DubMedanićiMeđuljićiMekavciMelečićiMiholjačeMjedenikMrđenovićiMuhovićiNadinićiNovi DulićiPlaticePodaPridvoricaPržineRavniRudo PoljeSamoborSlivljaSoderiSrđevićiStambelićiStari DulićiStepenStolacŠipovicaŠumićiUlinjeVišnjevoVratkovićiVrbaZagradciZurovići i Žanjevica.

Economy

Gacko Power Plant

There is a thermoelectric powerplant in the municipality, which is the main employer. The Czech power company ČEZ intends to build a new power plant.[2][3]

Sport

The local football club, FK Mladost Gacko, plays in the First League of the Republika Srpska.

Demographic history

Census yearTotalSerbs
{See: Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina}
Muslims by nationalityCroats
{See: Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina}
YugoslavsOthers
Municipality data
199110,7886,661 (61.74%)3,858 (35.76%)29 (0.26%)84 (0.77%)156 (1.44%)
198110,2796,215 (60.46%)3,424 (33.31%)21 (0.20%)346 (3.36%)273 (2.65%)
197112,0337,634 (63.44%)4,184 (34.77%)15 (0.12%)20 (0.16%)180 (1.49%)
Town data
1991[citation needed]2,2534,5842,144287881

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Coordinates: 43°10′N 18°32′E / 43.167°N 18.533°E / 43.167; 18.533