Banja Luka

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Ban·ja Lu·ka

 (bän′yə lo͞o′kə)
A city of north-central Bosnia and Herzegovina northwest of Sarajevo. Ruled at various times by Turkey and Austria, Banja Luka became part of Yugoslavia after World War I.
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Banja Luka

(Bosnian ˈbaːnjaː ˌluːka)
(Placename) a city in NW Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the Vrbas River: scene of battles between the Austrians and Turks in 1527, 1688, and 1737; besieged by Serb forces (1992–95). Pop: 182 000 (2005 est)
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Ba•nja Lu•ka

(ˈbɑ nyə ˈlu kə)
a city in N Bosnia and Herzegovina. 183,618.
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But what is more positive is that the Euro-Atlantic integration is supported across Bosnia and Herzegovina," Mladenov said during his visit to Banja Luka, the capital of the Republic of Srpska (the Serb Republic), the autonomous state of the Bosnian Serbs.
Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka says that between 70,000 and 80,000 Catholics were expelled from their diocese, and only 3% have been able to return.
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Ivan Merz, a Catholic intellectual dedicated to promoting the faith among young people, was beatified in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.