City of Cazin
City center square
Location of Cazin within Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Mayor||Nermin Ogrešević (NES)|
|• Total||356 km2 (137 sq mi)|
|• Density||190/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+387 37|
Cazin (Serbian Cyrillic : Цазин) is a city located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Bosanska Krajina region, near the border with Croatia. As of 2013, it has a population of 66,149 inhabitants.
The municipality is often also called Cazinska Krajina. The town of Cazin is located on the main road which connects Bihać and Velika Kladuša.
Cazin has several historic places, some dating back to the 14th century. Ostrožac castle and Radetina Tower are located in Cazin. Cazin was the city of Knin Bishop.
From 1929 to 1941, Cazin was part of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.[ citation needed ]
The Cazin uprising of 1950, an armed anti-state rebellion of peasants, occurred in Cazin and neighboring Velika Kladuša and Slunj, which were all part of Communist Yugoslavia at the time.The peasants revolted against the forced collectivization and collective farms by the Yugoslav government on the farmers of its country. Following a drought in 1949, the peasants of Yugoslavia were unable to meet unrealistic quotas set by their government and were punished. The revolt that followed the drought resulted in the killings and persecution of those who organized the uprising, but also many innocent civilians. It was the only peasant rebellion in the history of Cold War Europe.
The city was successfully defended by the Bosnian Army during the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Aside from the urban area of Cazin, the city administrative area comprises the following settlements:
According to the 2013 census, the city of Cazin has a population of 66,149 inhabitants.
The ethnic composition of the municipality:
Cazin is twinned with:
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