Banja Luka(redirected from Banjaluka)
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Banja Luka(bän`yä lo͞o`kä), city (2013 pop. 150,997), in NE Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Vrbas River. It has varied manufactures, including machinery, paper, and electrical equipment. Banja Luka was captured by the Turks in 1528 and was (1583–1638) the seat of the pashas of Bosnia. Later (1878–1918) a part of Austria-Hungary, it passed to Yugoslavia after World War I. After the splintering of Bosnia and Herzegovina along ethnic lines in 1992, Banja Luka fell under Serb control. The city has Roman ruins and a 16th-century mosque.
a city in Yugoslavia, in the Republic of Bosnia-Hercegovina. Population, 60,000 (1967). Situated on the Vrbas River. There is metalworking and machine building, as well as timber-processing, tobacco, and food industry. Hot sulfur springs are located near the city. In October 1969 the city was damaged by a severe earthquake.