|State :||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity :||Republika Srpska|
|Area :||320 km²|
|Residents :||3,302 (2018)|
|Population density :||10 inhabitants per km²|
|Telephone code :||+387 (0) 57|
|Postal code :||71360|
|Structure and administration (as of 2016)|
|Mayor :||Vlado Ostojić ( SNSD )|
Han Pijesak was first mentioned in 1664 in a travelogue by Evliya Çelebi .
The place developed from a rest stop on the trade route from Sarajevo to Zvornik , which has been retained in the place name (for example: Gasthof Sand , which indicates the subsoil and building material).
During the Bosnian War , a large part of the non-Serbian population was expelled.
At the 1991 census, Han Pijesak had 6,348 inhabitants, including
- Serbs : 3,674 (57.87%)
- Muslims : 2,543 (40.05%)
- Yugoslavs : 68 (1.07%)
- Croatians : 7 (0.11%)
- Others: 56 (0.90%)
3,203 people lived in the main town, including
- Serbs : 2,875 (89.76%)
- Muslims : 215 (6.71%)
- Yugoslavs : 64 (2.00%)
- Croatians : 4 (0.12%)
- Others: 45 (1.40%)
In 1971 the number of inhabitants in the municipality was 7,804. Then as now, the Serbs made up an absolute majority.
The municipality comprises a total of 26 places: Babine Gornje, Berkovina, Brložnik, Džimrije, Gođenje, Han Pijesak, Japaga, Jelovci, Kraljevo Polje, Kram, Krivače, Kusače, Malo Polje, Mrkalji, Nerići, Nevačka, Pjenovacje, Plane, Podzeplane , Ravanjsko, Rečica, Rijeke, Rubinići, Stoborani and Žeravice.
The economic structure of the city is shaped by forestry and the wood processing industry.
- Community website
- Han Pijesak on the website of the Federal Commissioner for Bosnia and Herzegovina (1998) ( Memento from June 12, 2007 in the Internet Archive )