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The New International Encyclopædia/Banjaluka

BANJALUKA, bän′yȧ-lo͞o′kȧ, or BANIALUKA. A town of Bosnia, the capital of the district of the same name, situated on the navigable river Verbas, and connected by railway with Agram (Map: Austria, E 4). It contains a number of mosques, and in its vicinity are situated some hot springs. It has a powder-mill, and carries on a trade in grain, animals, and tobacco. The population is about 15,000, including about 7000 Mohammedans, 2000 Catholics, and over 300 Jews. Banjaluka was, in 1878, the scene of an engagement between the Austro-Hungarians and the Bosniaks.