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Location of Olovo within Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
– Municipality president area =
– Total 7,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
– Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 32
Website http://www.olovo.net

Olovo is a town and municipality situated about 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.




[edit] About Olovo

The town Olovo is on Sarajevo-Tuzla highway and is located 50km northeast Sarajevo. Since the Middle Age there have been well known lead ore deposits, and the town was named after lead (olovo means lead in Bosnian).

[edit] Features

It is best known for its occasional bull-fights and for the youth visiting it from nearby villages. An extremely superior characteristic of Olovo is its very effective spa, dating back from the period of Roman reign in the area.

Olovo is also a tryst for resting and changing directions when traveling to cities such as Zenica and Zavidovići.

[edit] Demographics

Ethnic Composition
Year Serb % Muslims % Croats % Yugoslavs % Others % Total
1961 3,635 32.07% 5,903 52.09% 314 2.77% 1,402 12.37% 11,333
1971 3,601 23,68% 10,546 69,36% 930 6,11% 46 0,30% 80 0,55% 15,203
1981 3,349 20.49% 11,593 70.94% 802 4.91% 508 3.12% 16,341
1991 3,196 18,91% 12,699 75,14% 653 3,86% 282 1,67% 16,901

[edit] 2005

Given that no recent census has been made, the exact population of Olovo is unknown, but it is thought to be approximately 7,000.

In 2005, 96% of population of the municipality were ethnic Bosniaks.

[edit] Inhabited places

Olovo has many small villages in the vicinity, and they are: Čuništa, Solun, Hadre, Bukovdo, Milankovići, Kamensko, Jelaške, Careva Cuprija, Lisci, Gurdici, Dugandzici, Cude, Petrovici, Klis, Kolakovici, Berisalici, Brda, Luke, Lavsici, Ponijerka, Grabovica, Drezelj, Paklanik, Majna, Radacici, Ajvatovici, Miljevici, Rudine, and Ligatići.



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