According to reliable sources, the area encompassed by the Vlasenica municipality has been populated since the pre-historic times. Many archeological findings and remains of the necropolis (71), medieval tombstones -stećci (total of 1595, 65 with relief carvings and one with epitaph) remains of the old settlements and ancient roads found in the localities of Sosari (today in Milici Municipality), Crkvina in the villages of Vukšići and Gornji Zalukovik confirmed this. In the small village of Cikote, on the right bank of the Drinjača river, on the hill called Rudiste, there are ruins of the miners dwelling, and in its vicinity, in the Varošište and Hanište locations, remains of the medieval settlement. Out of several explanations related to the origin of the name of Vlasenica, often mentioned is one deriving it from the local word vlasulja for local grass variety: and the other one connecting it to the early inhabitants of the area - Vlachs.
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The municipality of Vlasenica is located in the eastern part of RS, on the northern hills of Javor mountain, in the forest uplands rich with water flows. As a part of the sub-region called Birač, it belongs to Sarajevo-Zvornik region and mid Podrinje region. The area altitude interval is from 200 to 1400 meters above the sea level. The area belongs to the Drina river drainage basin, with the sharp continental climate and windy springs and autumns when the cold air masses from Javor mountain mix with the somewhat warmer air masses moving along the valleys of local Drinjača, Tišča and Jadar rivers.
Constitution of Milici municipality decreased the area covered by the Vlasenica municipality from 532 km2 to present 234km2.Vlasenica has been important traffic intersection throughout its history: it is located on the main road Belgrade - Sarajevo, Novi Sad - Sarajevo and at the intersection of the regional roads connecting Han-Pijesak and Šekovići with Tuzla and Zvornik.
Distances from important airports are following:
. Beograd 210 km,
. Sarajevo 100 km,
. Banja Luka 240 km,
. Tuzla 70 km,
Road infrastructure in Vlasenica municipality is as follows
As given in the above table, 65,93% of roads in Vlasenica are unpaved, macadam roads. In relation to main communications in the wider region, Vlasenica is 120 km from the Belgrade -Zagreb Highway. Given its geographical position and main roads Belgrade-Sarajevo and Sarajevo-Tuzla cutting through it, as well as road lines Vlasenica-Šekovići-Tuzla and Vlasenica-Zvornik-Šepak-Bijeljina, Vlasenica is a kind of bridge between the Sarajevo-Romanija region and Semberija- Majevica region. The nearest railroad is in Zvornik, 45 km from Vlasenica, enabling access to railroads of BiH (Sarajevo and Tuzla).
Post: The organizational unit of PTT RS with the seat in Zvornik and with 13 field post offices covers the area of municipalities Šekovići, Osmaci, Milići, Bratunac, Srebrenica, Zvornik and Vlasenica.
Telecommunications: There are two operating telephone switchboards: Matakonte with 3000 connections/numbers (1000 direct and 2000 doubled) out of which 2300 in use and digital EWSD with 1000 direct numbers out of which 350 in use, with the ISDN installed enabling access to services such as Internet, ADSL. Majority of small local communities/villages is covered with fixed telephone lines and the basic mobile station for GSM net was constructed on the Kik hill, with 500 subscribers.
Water supplyIn contrast to previous period, water supply in Vlasenica municipality has been significantly improved in recent year, enabling continual daily supply and distribution, capacity of 85 l/sec what is an increase of 30% in contrast to situation before reconstruction works. Current situation and estimations for Vlasenica municipality:
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|Water demnads, l/s
Electrical power supply
In this sense, the most important fact is the hydro-energy potential of the Dina river of 11,8 billions KVH /year. Electricity network
Also, there are two operational and functional mini hidropower plants in the municipality: HPP Tišča and HPP Gornji Zalukovik, parts of the RS electrical system.
Spatial and urban development plans:Decision related to the Spatial plan 2000 - 2020, adopted, as well as decision on Revision and Update of the current Urban Development Plan. The current urban development plan envisaged the preparation of industrial zone covering 43,56 ha and SMEs zone of 3,25 ha. Regulatory plans for these zones have not been prepared yet. Outside the urban area, regulatory plan for the sports and recreational center Igrište has been prepared.
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Mayor of the municipality Dragomir Stupar;
General Administration Head:
telephone: 056/ 733 297, fax: 056/ 734 830,
Economy and Social Affairs Head: Slavica Đurić,
telephone: 056/ 733 881, fax: 056/ 734 830,
Finance Department Head: Ljiljana Milanović
telephone: 056/ 733 881, fax: 056/ 733 881
Spatial Planning and Housing Department: Radislav Čvorić
telephone: 056/ 733 298, fax: 056/ 733 298,
Local Development Advisor: Aleksandra Milanović,
telephone: 056 / 710 530, fax: 056 / 710 531
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