|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Mayor||Zoran Latinović (SDS)|
|• Total||762 km2 (294 sq mi)|
|Elevation||163 m (535 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+387 51|
Gradiška, known also as Bosanska Gradiška, is a town and municipality in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, part of the Republika Srpska entity. The municipality is geographically located in eastern Bosanska Krajina region, and the town is situated on the Lijevče plain, on the right bank of the Sava river across from Stara Gradiška, Croatia, and about 40 km (25 mi) north of Banja Luka.
The municipality includes 69 total settlements: • Adžići • Berek • Bistrica • Bok Jankovac • Brestovčina • Bukovac • Cerovljani • Cimiroti • Čatrnja • Čelinovac • Čikule • Donja Dolina • Donja Jurkovica • Donji Karajzovci • Donji Podgradci • Dragelji • Dubrave • Elezagići • Gašnica • Gornja Dolina • Gornja Jurkovica • Gornja Lipovača • Gornji Karajzovci • Gornji Podgradci • Gradiška • Grbavci • Greda • Jablanica • Jazovac • Kijevci • Kočićevo • Kozara • Kozinci • Krajišnik • Kruškik • Laminci Brezici • Laminci Dubrave • Laminci Jaružani • Laminci Sređani • Liskovac • Lužani • Mačkovac • Mašići • Mičije • Miloševo Brdo • Miljevići • Mokrice • Nova Topola • Novo Selo • Obradovac • Orahova • Orubica • Petrovo Selo • Rogolji • Romanovci • Rovine • Samardžije • Seferovci • Sovjak • Srednja Jurkovica • Šaškinovci • Trebovljani • Trnovac • Trošelji • Turjak • Vakuf • Vilusi • Vrbaška • Žeravica
According to the written documents, Bosanska Gradiška was first mentioned a little more than 700 years ago under the name of Gradiški Brod. Gradiška was mentioned as a free town. In the Middle Ages, Bosanska Gradiška had major importance as the place where the Sava river used to be crossed.
Following the outbreak of the First Serbian Uprising (1804), in the Sanjak of Smederevo (modern Central Serbia), the Jančić's Revolt broke out in the Bosanska Gradiška region against the Ottoman government in the Bosnia Eyalet, following the erosion of the economic, national and religious rights of Serbs. Hajduks (brigands) also arrived from Serbia, and were especially active on the Kozara. Jovan Jančić Sarajlija organized the uprising with help from Metropolitan Benedikt Kraljević. The peasants took up arms on 23 September 1809, in the region of Bosanska Gradiška, beginning from Mašići. The fighting began on 25 September, and on the same night, the Ottomans captured and executed Jančić. The rebels retreated to their villages, except those in Kozara and Motajica who continued, and offered strong resistance until their defeat in mid-October, after extensive looting and burning of villages by the Ottomans.
Another revolt broke out in 1834, in Mašići.
- Serbs - 35,038 (65.39)
- Bosniaks - 12,688 (23.68)
- Croats - 4,415 (8.23)
- Yugoslavs - 415 (0.77)
- Others - 1,025 (1.93)
In 1991, the municipality of Bosanska Gradiška had a population of 59,974, including:
- 39,630 Serbs (49.4%)
- 15,297 Bosniaks (20.2%)
- 1,894 Croats (3.2%)
- 1,811 Yugoslavs (3.0%)
- 1,342 others (2.5%)
The town of Bosanska Gradiška itself had 18,671 residents, including:
- 43.5% Bosniaks
- 37.7% Serbs
- 10.3% Yugoslavs
- 4.6% Croats
- 3.9% others
Today, the town is estimated to have 22,000 people, with the municipality being composed of approximately 70,000 people.
Notable people 
- Marko Marin, German national football team player
- Zvjezdan Misimović, Bosnian national football team player
- Nordin Gerzić, Sweden national football team player
- Samson Morpurgo, Medieval Italian rabbi, physician, and liturgist
- Alojzije Mišić, 19th century bishop
- Branko Grahovac, football goalkeeper
- Atif Dudaković, former general of Bosnian army
- Nazif Hajdarović, Bosnian footballer
- Ratko Varda, basketball player
- Milan Janković, footballer
- Miodrag Latinović, retired football player
- Zlatko Janjić, football player
- Ozren Perić, football player
- Vinko Marinović, former football player, now manager
- Safet Halilović, politician
- Tatjana Pašalić, Croatian poker presenter
- Vaso Čubrilović, Serbian politician and historian, member of Black Hand organisation and participant in the conspiracy to kill Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
- Veljko Čubrilović, Serbian member of Black Hand organisation
Twin towns – Sister cities 
See also 
- Стојан Бијелић. Машићка буна. Врбаске новине бр. 107 ст. 5, 1933. (извор)
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