Rakovica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rakovica is a village in central-eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, located west of Ilidža and Sarajevo on the local road towards Kiseljak.

Rakovica
Village
Rakovica is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rakovica
Rakovica
Coordinates: 43°52′40″N 18°12′23″E / 43.87778°N 18.20639°E / 43.87778; 18.20639
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Ernst von Mansfeld, a well-known mercenary general of the Thirty Years' War, died at Rakovica in 1626, while trying to reach Venice.

Population was 2,721 in the 1991 census: 45% Bosniaks, 42% Serbs, 9% Croats and 3% Yugoslavs. Post war population consists of 90% Bosniaks, 7% Croats, and 3% Serbs.

Coordinates: 43°52′40″N 18°12′23″E / 43.87778°N 18.20639°E / 43.87778; 18.20639