The first historical mention of Srebrenik dates from 1333. The first written document about this medieval town is the Stjepan II Kotromanic Charter from 15.02.1333., in which he, as the Ban of Bosnia, gives Ston and Rat to Dubrovnik, in oder to establish and confirm good relations and open trade routes between Bosnia and Dubrovnik. During this period of territorial expansion of Bosnia under the rule of the Kotromanics, Srebrenik was a capital of the medieval Bosnia, encompassing the wide area bounded by the Sava river from the north, Zadar and Knin from the west and Herceg Novi from the southest. In October 1464, the Hungarian king Matia Korvin with his army invaded northeastern Bosnia and took over Srebrenik. From the parts he took, he formed Banovina of Srebrenik, ruled by the military principles and appointed Croatian nobleman, Nikola of Ilok, as the chief captain of Banovina.
There are two historical versions related to the Ottoman conquest of Srebrenik. According to one, Srebrenik was taken in 1512, together with Teocak. The other version says that Srebrenik was taken together with Sokol and Tesanj in 1521 by the Bosnian sanjak bey Feriz. Although there are no precise data, it can be assumed that the Srebrenik old town and its fortress were built during the Hungarian rule over Bosnia, while some parts, such as a mosque were added by the Ottomans.
After the Ottoman rule, throughout the period ruled by the Austro Hungarians and followed by the period of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Srebrenik lost its strategic importance. Only after the World War II, with the construction of the railroad Brcko Banovici and road Zupanja -Sarajevo- Opuzen, Srebrenik will regain importance and get impuls for revival and progress.
Geographical Settlement [Top]
Municipality of Srebrenik is located in the northeastern part of BiH, administratively it is a part of Tuzla Canton and Federation of BiH and in economic terms it is a part of northeast economic region of BiH. The municipality encompasses the territory of 248 km2. The river Tinja runs through the central part of municipality in the length of 20 km.
The main road Tuzla-Oraąje and railroad Brčko-Tuzla, streches along the river Tinja banks. The municipality of Srebrenik borders with following municipalities:Tuzla, Lukavac, Gračanica, Gradačac and Brcko Distrcit of BiH. Majevica Mountain with its summit of 917 m, is in the southern part of the municipality. Srebrenik belongs to the hilly, agricultural regions.
Climate is middle continental, with sharp annual variations in temperature and precipitation. The river Tinja and its tributaries are prone to floods in the rainy and snow melt periods flooding arable land and properties along the river banks. The terrain comprised by the municipality is characterized by the complex geological composition of tectonic nature causing erosions and land sliding.
Investment locations [Top]
Telephone 035/ 645-812
Fax: 035 /645-762
Mayor of the municipality: Osman Suljagić
Department for budget, business and inspection:
Jakub Suljkanović, 035/ 645-822
Spatial planning, housing and utilities and reconstruction:
Samir Muratović, 035/ 645-822
Civil protection: Bajro Imąirović, 035/ 645-822
Social Affairs, displaced and refugees:
Muhamed Jaąarević, 035/ 645-822
Ramiz Suljkanović, 035/ 645-822
Geodetic and real estate:
Zijo Nurikić, 035/ 641-222
War veterans and invalid persons:
Razim Slanjankić, 035/ 645-368
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Photos: please, visit the web page of the Municipality.