official_name = Ilijaš
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = BIH
map_caption =Location of Ilijaš within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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population_total = 15277|population_footnotes=
pushpin_map_caption =Location of Ilijaš
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area_code = +387 33
Ilijaš (Илијаш) is a town and municipality located north east of the inner city of
Sarajevoin Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to 1971 population census there were 23.007 residents.
Serbs- 10.941 (47,55%)
* Muslims - 9.187 (39,93%)
Croats- 2.172 (9,44%)
Yugoslavs- 400 (1,73%)
* Others - 307 (1,35%)
According to 1991 population census there were 25.184 residents.
Serbs- 11,325 (44.96%)
Muslims by nationality- 10,585 (42.03%)
Croats- 1,736 (6.89%)
Yugoslavs- 1,167 (4.63%)
* Others - 371 (1.47%)
After the 1991 population census,
Muslimsof Bosnia and Herzegovinadeclared themselves as Bosniaks.
According to the
2002 estimation, the population of the municipality is at 15,277 residents. Ethnically, there is a majority of 13,401 Bosniaks(87.8%), 1,072 are Serbs(7%), 644 are Croats(4.2%), and 160 are classified as others (1%).
In 2005, 89% of population of the municipality were ethnic
The municipality of Ilijaš is constructed by two parts. A town of Ilijaš and an upper municipality. The town of Ilijaš is completed by several places. The biggest and most urban is the center and it has about 10,000 residents, second is the neighborhood of
Misoča, in the Bosnian languageknown as Naselje Misoča. It is the biggest community in the municipality of Ilijaš with 1500 residents. Ethnically, there is majority of Bosniaksof about 1300 people, 250 are Serbs, 50 are Croats, with none classified as others. Otherwise, the community of Misočais known as the place with the first organized Bosniak defence against local Serbs.
Other places, of the municipality of Ilijaš, are Podlugovi, Lješevo, Stari Ilijaš and Malešići.
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