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Kotor Varoš municipality
Kotor Varoš municipality
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Kotor Varoš or Kotor-Varoš (Котор Варош) is a town and municipality in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2013, 22,001 people lived in Kotor Varoš.

The elevation of Kotor Varoš is 220 metres (720 feet). Total municipality area is 564.26 square kilometres (217.86 square miles).

Kotor Varoš is on the Vrbanja river, on its southeastern upstream line of the Banja Luka, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) and to Šiprage also,30 kilometres (19 miles).


The first settlement of the medieval town Kotor, existed certainly before the 9th century, because, according to credible sources, it was previously "destroyed several times." It was named as Vasekatro „near Banja Luka“.

Kotor Varoš settlement by Census years

Census Year 1879. 1885. 1889. 1910 1921. 1931. 1948. 1953. 1961. 1971. 1981. 1991. 2013.
Population 422 418 312 1.361 1.428 1.400 4.715 2.428 2.893 2.700 5.423 3.746 8.360

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