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Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Republika Srpska
Region Banja Luka
Municipality Kotor Varoš
Population (1991
 • Total 1,744

Večići is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is in the Kotor Varoš Municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It spreads across Večićko polje (Večići's field), nearby the mouth of Cvrcka (in Vrbanja river), and Vrbanjci, a larger village.

In 1991 its population was 1744. In 2013 it was 797, all of whom are Bosniaks.

During the Bosnian War, the village was a pocket of Bosniak resistance against the Bosnian Serb Army and Police forces. It suffered severe damages, including destruction of the village mosque. The anthropologist Madelyn Iris noted that

"No home had been left undamaged, and no extended family had been left entirely intact."

Some of the villagers died in a massacre at nearby Grabovica in November 1992 and 150-200 men and boys were killed in the village school. As of 2017 these people are still on the list of missing persons.


Ethnic group↓/Census Year→ 1991 1981 1971
Bosniaks 1.110 (63,64%) 989 (95,46%) 771 (95,18%)
Serbs 409 (23,45%) 1 (0,09%) 0
Croats 221 (12,67%) 46 (4,44%) 37 (4,56%)
Yugoslavians 1 (0,05%) 0 1 (0,12%)
Others and unknown 3 (0,17%) 0 1 (0,12%)
Total 1,744 1,036 810
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