The name Lopare is derived, according to legend, from an ancient racket, a wooden tool similar to a shovel for putting dough into a bakery and making bread, which was once made in this place by a famous master
According to another legend, Lopars are named after the inhabitants who lived here and often beat each other, which is called “shovel” in the jargon.
The age of Lopar cannot be said with certainty. The first information about the settlement dates from the second half of the eighteenth century, because there were stalls here, and they were ugly at the crossroads of roads and used to rest merchant and other caravans. The area around the River Gnjice begins to expand in Lopare, creating its valley, which was favorable for the development of households in this area.
Some parts of the municipality have been inhabited earlier by remnants of the past, because in some villages there are stećak tombstones (tombstones dating from the Middle Ages). Most of them (as many as 30) are on the border between Tobut, Labucka and Vukosavci. According to archaeological findings, it is claimed that there was also an Illyrian settlement in this area, as early as 2600 years ago, which corresponds to the Middle Iron Age.
The commencement of communal construction is related to the period of Austro-Hungarian rule (1878-1918) when the building of today’s municipal court (formerly a gendarmerie station) was built and both roads linking Lopare with neighboring municipalities.
Lopare has long been a road-type settlement, with a long main street (passing road) through the middle, and small, often blind, streets separating from this main one. More recently, better streets with homes, businesses and other buildings are being bifurcated from that main street, 1600 meters long.
Lopars are also given commercial properties, which again gravitate to that main street, which gives Lopare a special charm and appeal. There is a brick factory, a chair factory, a cold store, Dita’s, Pharman’s, Termal’s, and schools, an Orthodox church, a hotel, an administrative center, a department store, residential buildings …
Judging by what can now be seen in Lopare and the entire municipality, the inhabitants of this part of Republika Srpska are willing to build a modern homeland of their own taste and taste, sufficient for the people of good will to live in, as solid and steadfast as their mountain, on which they live. slopes, heights and plateaus are found. Now, every Lopar village can be reached by car (at any time of the year), telephones and modern appliances in households are everyday, and youth promises – none of the children stayed out of school.
And most importantly, there are fewer and fewer people who want to go from their villages to cities. They want to stay on their breasts and create conditions for modern life on it.
Lopars are increasingly getting the smile of the modern Guards, which from a road town turn into an attractive place where tourism will develop in addition to the economy. The pride of this area is fruit growing, which will play a decisive role in the era of environmental conservation and healthy food production.