|State :||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity :||Federation of BiH|
|Residents :||24,980 (2013)|
|Telephone code :||+387 (0) 32|
|Structure and administration (as of 2016)|
|Mayor :||Mirsad Mahmutagić ( SDP )|
Before the outbreak of the Bosnian War in the 1990s, 43,388 people lived in the municipality of Maglaj, namely 19,569 (45.10%) Bosniaks , 13,312 (30.68%) Bosnian Serbs , 8,365 (19.27%) Bosnian Croats and 1,508 (3.47%) Yugoslavs .
The number of residents has fallen from 1991 to 43,400 to 23,000. Since the number of Bosniaks has remained almost the same with 19,800 inhabitants, they now make up a percentage that is twice as high at 86%, because most Croatians and almost all Serbs left the larger community during or after the war.
The Šamac – Sarajevo railway runs through the city . Since the city lies on the entity border with the Republika Srpska , the locomotives of the ŽRS (Railway Company of the Republika Srpska) and the ŽFBH (Railway Company of the Federation) are changed here.
In 1879, with the opening of the Bosnabahn, the city was connected to the railway network. In 1947, the Yugoslav State Railways converted the Sarajevo –Doboj section of the Bosna Railway to standard gauge and extended the line to Bosanski Šamac .
There is a fortress in Maglaj and the Kuršumlija Mosque in the old town near the fortress. Kalvan Jusuf Paša had the mosque built in 1560. The town also has a modern Catholic church as well as an Orthodox church that was destroyed during the Bosnian War and rebuilt after the war.
The name Maglaj (in Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian means “magla” fog) comes from the mystical fog that occurs very often in this part of the Bosna Valley, especially in the morning hours.
- Šemsa Suljaković (* 1951), Bosnian turbo-folk singer