Fojnica

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43°58'00"N
017°53'59"E
Country
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Fojnica (Serbian Cyrillic: Фојница) is a town and municipality located in Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located west of the capital Sarajevo, in the valley of the Fojnička River, tributary of the river Bosna. Fojnica is a small town in central Bosnia and is also a balneological resort. Cultural sites in Fojnica include the Holy Spirit Franciscan Monastery which houses an important part of the nation's cultural heritage maintained by the Franciscan Province of Bosna Srebrena. The Franciscan monastery in Fojnica has a library of philosophical and theological works printed from the 16th to the 19th centuries, with some dating back to 1481. The monastery is currently under renovation.Queen Catherine of Bosnia sought refuge from the Ottomans in Kozograd, royal summer-residence in the mountains near Fojnica at the time, before making her way to Rome. Fojnica also has a spa center with thermal water Reumal Fojnica. The Prokoško Lake is located in the west of the municipality.

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Demographics

1971

total: 12,829 Bosniaks - 6,473 (50.45%) Croats - 5,948 (46.36%) Serbs - 223 (1.73%) Yugoslavs - 85 (0.66%) others - 100 (0.80%)

1981

total: 15,045 Bosniaks - 7,637 (50.76%) Croats - 6,432 (42.75%) Serbs - 422 (2.80%) Yugoslavs - 392 (2.60%) others - 162 (1.09%)

1991

total: 16,296 Bosniaks - 8,024 (49.23%) Croats - 6,623 (40.64%) Serbs - 157 (0.96%) Yugoslavs - 407 (2.49%) others - 1,085 (6.68%)

2013 Census

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