|State :||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity :||Republika Srpska|
|Area :||49.8 km²|
|Residents :||3,385 (2018)|
|Population density :||68 inhabitants per km²|
|Telephone code :||+387 (0) (+387) 54|
|Postal code :||76273|
|Structure and administration (as of 2016)|
|Mayor :||Željko Marjanović ( SNSD )|
Donji Žabar ( Serbian - Cyrillic Доњи Жабар , previously Srpsko Orašje ) is a place and the associated municipality (opština) in the northeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina . It is located in the Posavina on the southern edge of the Pannonian Plain and was created in 1992 during the Bosnian War as a split from the pre-war municipality of Orašje . It is located in the Republika Srpska directly on the entity border south of the city of Orašje, which is now part of the Federation .
Donji Žabar includes the municipal parts Čović Polje, Donji Žabar, Jenjić, Lončari and parts of Lepnica and Oštra Luka, through which the entity boundary runs.
The districts of today's Donji Žabar belonged to the municipality of Orašje until the beginning of the Bosnian War in 1992. The newly founded municipality in the Republika Srpska was initially named Srpsko Orašje (Српско Орашје, "Serbian Orašje") until the Bosnian Constitutional Court in 2004 banned ethnic references in place names. Henceforth the community was named after its largest district and community seat.
At the 2013 census, the community had 3,809 inhabitants. 72.4% of them described themselves as Serbs and 27% as Croats . Only five residents identified themselves as Bosniaks . Before the war the districts of Čović Polje, Donji Žabar, Lončari and Lepnica had a Serb majority, whereas in Jenjić and Oštra Luka almost exclusively Croatians lived. Many of the Croatian residents returned to their villages after the war.
- http://rzs.rs.ba/front/article/3630/ Updated population figures for 2018 from the Institute for Statistics of the Republika Srpska. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
- Agencija za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine: Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i stanova u Bosni i Hercegovini, 2013. Rezultati popisa. (pdf, 19.7 MB) Sarajevo, June 2016; P. 58
- Results of the 1991 census by municipalities and localities ( Memento of the original from July 28, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.