MUNICIPALITY OF BANOVIĆI
The town of Banovići was named after the epitaph on the stećak of Božićko Banović, medieval tombstone located in the village close to the town. The stećak has the form of sarcophagi, with the stone basement size 2,20 x 0,90 x 0,70 m, and besides the flower decoration carved on the front side it bears the following epitaph written in mediaeval Bosnian Cyrillic script:
"Here lies Božićko Banović, in his own land, noble Dramešina, and gravestone was erected by Hlapac and Obodin and Branko with his brothers."
Other material remains from ancient times have also been found in Banovići, such as coins assumed to origin from the Roman period. Establishment and development of modern municipality and town of Banovići is determined by the exploitation of quality brown coal deposits that remained among important energy resources. Banovići is among the most important centers of mining and industry in BiH, with excellent results achieved in the coal exploitation.
Geographical Position [Top]
The municipality of Banovići covers the area of 183 km2, on the northwest foothills of Konjuh Mountain, in the south and southeast flow of the river Spreča, in the depression south of the Spreča river valley. It is situated at the 44°20' geographic latitude and 18°31' geographic longitude. This is the area of natural beauty, surrounded by the deep forests and in addition, town has more than 13 Ha of green surfaces. The municipality consists of a number of settlements and villages, 19 settlements and 74 small villages, out of which most important being: Oskova, Repnik, Trestenica, Grivice and Omazići. Central position belongs to the relatively new settlement, town of Banovići, located on the banks of the river Litva and lower flow of its tributaries Radina and Draganja, with average height above the sea level of 320-360 meters. The railway Brčko-Banovići built in 1946, connected Banovići with the highway Beograd - Zagreb, and through Doboj, with other normal gauge railways in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The municipality of Banovići is a part of Tuzla Canton, some 30 km away from Tuzla. The town of Banovići, as the center of municipality, has developed all institutions for social, cultural and administrative affairs.
The main road connecting two big industrial centers and two respective cantons, Tuzla and Zenica, runs through the Banovići municipality. The municipality borders with Lukavac,Živinice, Kladanj, Olovo and Zavidovići. The town is 36 km away from Tuzla and 100 km away from Sarajevo. The railway track leads from Banovići to Brčko and further on to railway network of BiH. The economy of Banovići municipality is based on and determined by the coal mining and exploitation. According to current data, there are 5.806 employees and 4.280 unemployed persons.
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