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Vitez
Vitez
is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is administratively part of the Central Bosnia Canton
Central Bosnia Canton
of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Contents

1 Name 2 History 3 Demographics 4 Sport 5 Notable people 6 References 7 External links

Name[edit] The word "vitez" literally means knight in the South Slavic languages, Bosnian; Croatian; Slovenian; Serbian; and Macedonian, it is also used in Hungarian. The Russian cognate is Vityaz. History[edit]

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The first settlements belonged to the "Butmir Culture". One of the most famous artifacts found from that age in Veliki Mošunj, is a "Big Bronze Sword", uniquely crafted. During Roman time, the first urban settlements are being built. Through the river Lašva
Lašva
valley there were communication routes in which the caravans, armies, missionaries, etc. used to travel. On Castoriusovoj Tabuli Peutingeriani, there were caravan's routes from which the important one goes through this valley to connect from Pannonia at the North to Aegnatia at the South. U lower levels of the valley there were findings and lots of tombs, foundations, ... According to excavated articles from the middle age significant findings are discovered in Zabilje, Počulica, Kremenik, Gačice, Večeriska, Preočica etc.. During Big Migration in Europe, caused by the decay of Roman Empire, in this region the Slavs
Slavs
begin to come from nowadays Ukraine and Poland, and are organizing their first states. At nearby Bilino Polje (Zenica) the great Bosnian ruler Kulin Ban
Kulin Ban
left the Charter of Ban Kulin, the oldest written document of all South Slavic states, 29 August 1189, written in Bosančica
Bosančica
(Old Bosnian Alphabet). In the time of Ban Stjepan Kotromanić there was a census in which old Bosnia had seven counties. It is also known that Vitez
Vitez
was part of Bosnia until the decay of Bosnia when Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
occupied this region. This was the period in Vitez
Vitez
got its name. It is known that the first settlement in nowadays urban area was formed around the mosque, built in 1590. Knowing that mosques are being erected in urban areas, it is logical to say that this settlement existed even before. Vitez
Vitez
is mentioned once again during an uprising against Turks led by Husein Gradaščević, when he defeated Turkish Army at Kosovo, after which he was named for Bosnian de facto ruler (Vezir). According to the Austrian officer Božića (1785), Vitez
Vitez
had 18 houses, mosque and Motel (Han). After many centuries under the Ottoman rule, 1878 Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Vitez
Vitez
got occupied by Austro-Hungary
Austro-Hungary
Monarchy, and later 1908 annexed. During this time there were many changes in Bosnian society, both political and economical. For a short period they built many roads, railroads, mines,... But, unluckily only with goal to exploit Bosnian natural resources. At the place of old Turkish wood plant, Austrian entrepreneur Guido Rütgers built the enterprise for mechanical wood processing which was a milestone in a development of urban area. In 1879. Vitez
Vitez
had 510 inhabitants. Other companies existed as well, but were all owned by foreigners. It this period many people from parts of Monarchy came to work in Vitez, especially from Slovenia, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Switzerland. Demographics[edit]

Municipality Nationality

Total

Bosniaks

%

Croats

%

Serbs

%

Yugoslavs

%

others and unknown

%

1971 (municipality)

8.527

41,33

10,196

49.42

1,502

7.28

178

0.86

225

1.11

20,628

1991 (town)[1]

2,647

36.20

2,607

36.20

741

10.29

937

13.01

268

3.72

7,200

1991 (municipality)[1]

11,514

41.32

12,675

45.49

1,501

5.38

1,377

4.94

792

2.87

27,859

2013 (municipality)[2]

10,513

40.69

14,350

55.54

333

1.28

25,836

Sport[edit] The town is home to the football club NK Vitez, basketball club HKK Vitez
Vitez
Paladij, handball club R.K. Vitez, table tennis club STK Vitez and STK CM Vitez. Notable people[edit]

Davor Badrov, singer Sasha Skenderija, poet Zlatan Bajramović, footballer Vejsil Varupa, footballer Galib Mujcic, footballer Ante Rajkovic, footballer Senad Galijasevic, musician

References[edit]

^ a b Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine - Bilten no.234, Sarajevo
Sarajevo
1991. ^ Link text, additional text.

External links[edit]

http://www.vitez.info/ https://web.archive.org/web/20110202144330/http://vitezani.com/ http://www.nisvet-hrustic.com https://web.archive.org/web/20070705083615/http://www.vitezani.com/ http://www.fis-bih.com http://www.ambyenta.com http://www.gsbih.com http://www.eko-fis.ba http://www.anbinni.ba http://www.am2000vitez.com

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Municipalities of the Central Bosnia Canton

Bugojno Busovača Dobratići Donji Vakuf Fojnica Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje Jajce Kiseljak Kreševo Novi Travnik Travnik Vitez

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Political divisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Republika Srpska

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Cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

   

 Una-Sana  Central Bosnia

 Posavina  Herzegovina-Neretva

 Tuzla  West Herzegovina

 Zenica-Doboj  Sarajevo

 Bosnian Podrinje  Canton 10

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Districts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brčko
Brčko
distrikt

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Municipalities and cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cities

Bihać Mostar Sarajevo
Sarajevo
(capital) Široki Brijeg Tuzla Zenica

Municipalities

Banovići Bosanska Krupa Bosanski Petrovac Bosansko Grahovo Breza Brčko Bugojno Busovača Bužim Čapljina Cazin Čelić Čitluk Drvar Doboj
Doboj
East Doboj
Doboj
South Dobretići Domaljevac-Šamac Donji Vakuf Foča-Ustikolina Fojnica Glamoč Goražde Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje Gračanica Gradačac Grude Hadžići Ilidža Ilijaš Jablanica Jajce Kakanj Kalesija Kiseljak Kladanj Ključ Konjic Kreševo Kupres Livno Ljubuški Lukavac Maglaj Neum Novi Travnik Odžak Olovo Orašje Pale-Prača Posušje Prozor-Rama Ravno Sanski Most Sapna Sarajevo

Centar Novi Grad Novo Sarajevo Stari Grad

Srebrenik Stolac Teočak Tešanj Tomislavgrad Travnik Trnovo Usora Vareš Velika Kladuša Visoko Vitez Vogošća Zavidovići Žepče Živinice

Republika Srpska

Cities

Banja Luka Bijeljina Doboj Istočno Sarajevo Prijedor Trebinje

Municipalities

Berkovići Bileća Brod Bratunac Brčko Čajniče Čelinac Derventa Donji Žabar Foča Gacko Gradiška Han Pijesak Istočni Drvar Istočni Mostar Istočno Sarajevo

Istočna Ilidža Istočno Novo Sarajevo Istočni Stari Grad Pale Sokolac Trnovo

Jezero Kalinovik Kneževo Kostajnica Kozarska Dubica Kotor Varoš Krupa na Uni Kupres Laktaši Ljubinje Lopare Milići Modriča Mrkonjić Grad Nevesinje Novi Grad Novo Goražde Osmaci Oštra Luka Pelagićevo Petrovac Petrovo Prnjavor Ribnik Rogatica Rudo Stanari Šamac Šekovići Šipovo Srbac Srebrenica Teslić Ugljevik Višegrad Vlasenica Vukosavlje Zvornik

Coordinates: 44°9.51′N 17°47.31′E / 44.15850°N 17.78850°E / 44.15850; 17.78850

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 146765

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