The area of Drinić is
situated between the Una River to its west, the
Sana river to its east, and the Unca river to the
south. As the Sana and Unca rivers are tributaries
of the Una, the area of the Petrovac Municipalities
lie in the Una river basin territory.
municipality was formed as a much needed solution
to the basic needs of the residents of Serbian nationality
who on September 14, 1995 had to flee from their
homes and whose majority had temporarily lived in
Derventa. Immediately after relocation to Derventa,
a committee that tried to solve the most basic refugee
problems was formed. After efforts for the bare
minimal conditions of returning, 20 of the most
daring already returned at the beginning of March
1996 to a demolished and ransacked Drinic, which
in the Dayton Agreement fell to the Republic of
Serbia. At the head of these brave people was the
director of Forestry Management »Oštrelj-Drinić»
Milanko Brkljač, who realized that for the refugee
Serbs from Bos.Petrovca, the best option was to
form a township in Drinić, so that in March 1998
the township was formed with the necessary Municipal
In the beginning the problems were great; torched, ransacked, no electricity, running water, telephones, basic necessities, nearness of ENTITETSKE lines when crossing those lines was extremely risky, but great wishes and a greater will to return to their homes, they maintained their conviction and wishes to rebuild their homes and all that is necessary for life.
Work began on the reconstruction of homes and schools, renovation of the healthcare center, development of new facilities for the Municipal Administration Offices, post office, bank, Forestry and Farming administrative offices, police station, etc. which was the foundation of moving ahead with manufacturing capacities, afterwards commercial, hospitality and other facilities which arose from the need for satisfied residents.
In addition to the populated
areas of Drinić, areas of Bunara as well as Bukovača
belong to the Petrovac Municipality.