|State :||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity :||Brčko district|
|Area :||20.49 km²|
|Residents :||43,859 (2013)|
|Population density :||2,141 inhabitants per km²|
|Telephone code :||+387 (0) 49|
|Postal code :||76100|
|Structure and administration (as of 2016)|
|Mayor :||Siniša Milić ( SNSD )|
Brčko ([ ˈbr̩tʃkɔː ], Serbian - Cyrillic Брчко , German outdated Bertschko or Bartschka ) is a city in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina . It lies at the confluence of the Brka in the Save and has about 44,000 inhabitants. Since it was in the course of the Bosnian War in the 1990s in a narrow corridor that represented the only connection between the west of the Republika Srpska and its east, it was very competitive. Today, for this reason, the municipality of Brčko does not belong exclusively to either of the two entities in the country, but instead forms the Brčko District Special Administrative Region, which is administered by both entities in a condominium .
Before the Bosnian War , the city of Brčko had an ethnically mixed population. The 1991 census showed the city had a population of 41,406, of whom 22,994 identified themselves as Muslims, 8,253 as Serbs, 2,894 as Croats and 5,211 as Yugoslavs.
Most of the Croatians and Bosniaks were driven out of the city through so-called ethnic cleansing . However, the number of returnees is comparatively high.
Daughters and sons of the city
- Krunoslav Draganović (1903–1983), politician and priest
- Mladen Bosić (* 1961), politician
- Alma Hadžibeganović (* 1972), author
- Selver Hodžić (* 1978), former football player
- Jasmin Imamović (* 1957), writer and politician
- Adnan Kevrić (* 1970), former national soccer player
- Edo Maajka (* 1978; actually Edin Osmić), rapper
- Edvin Kanka Ćudić (* 1988), human rights activist
- Amira Nimer (* 1957), writer
- Vesna Pisarović (* 1978), pop singer
- Mladen Petrić (* 1981), soccer player and former Bundesliga professional
- Ljubiša Ristić (* 1967), volleyball player and coach.
- Šekib Mujanović (* 1969), turbo folk singer
- Nikica Maglica (* 1965), former Bundesliga player and assistant coach at Dynamo Dresden from 2007 to 2011
Brčko's twin town is:
- Mostar , Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Statistički bilten RBiH 234.Sarajevo, December 1993
- Nedim Dervišbegović: Bosnia's "success story" town opens load was wound , reuters.com, 15 November of 2006.