TravelTill

About Prijedor



Prijedor is a city and municipality in the north-western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina with an estimated population of 110,000 people within its administrative limits. Prijedor is part of the Republika Srpska entity and is situated in the Bosanska Krajina region.

Prijedor is the 3th, largest municipality in the Republika Srpska entity, after Banja Luka and Bijeljina and the 7th largest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an economically prosperous municipality hosting a wide range of industries, services and educational institutions. The city's geographical location close to major European capitals has made it an important industrial and commercial hub nationally.

Prijedor is known for its Catholic, Orthodox Christian and Islamic heritage. Historic buildings from the Ottoman and Austrian-Hungarian periods are a feature of the urban landscape. The city underwent extensive renovation between 2006-2009.

Prijedor acquired notoriety during the Bosnian War of 1992-1995 as a result of the violent ethnic cleansing of the non-Serb population of the town and municipality and the establishment of a concentration camp system under the auspices of the local Crisis Staff Committee