About Bosnia and Herzegovina

About Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in the heart of southeast Europe, where east and west civilization constantly meet, help and enrich one another though long and fascinating history.

Slobomir – Belgrade 120 km

Slobomir – Zagreb 287 km

Slobomir – Budapest 312 km

Slobomir – Sofia 409 km

Slobomir – Rome 638 km

Slobomir – Ljubljana

Slobomir – Istanbul 900 km

Even though relatively small country, Bosnia and Herzegovina has rich history, which manifested through different areas of social activity, like music, literature, film, fine and applied arts, design, etc. Besides Hungary, this is the only country in the region which has the Nobel Prize winner – Ivo Andric, who got that prize for literature. The capital city, Sarajevo, was the host of the Winter Olympic Games in 1984, which were not only the friendship of young sportsmen from all over the world, but games of culture, peace and friendship.

This beautiful country, with numerous natural landscapes, cultures, traditions, hearty and pleasant people, is the country which in the last years becomes an interesting destination for foreign tourists.

Bijeljina – Tavna Monastery

Bijeljina – Catholic church

Bijeljina – Ethno Village Stanisic

Bijeljina – The Drina and Sava River

Bijeljina – The city square

Sarajevo – Bascarsija

Mostar – The Old Bridge

Neum on the Adraitic Sea

National park Sutjeska

The civil war marked the 90s and the end of the 20th century in this country, but the years after it were significant for the investment in education, development and construction works.

BIJELJINA

Bijeljina is located in northeast part of the Republic of Srpska. It has the surface of 734 km² and the population of 1500,000. The city is the municipality center and historical center of the flat Semberija and mild foothills of Majevica. As a productive plain city it represents one of the centers for food production and trade. Bijeljina is recognizable by the ample central square, and its beauty is even more magnified by the pleasant ambient of the City Park. This is the city of youth and future. Step by step it becomes the very important university center. The young are the main mark and the future of this city belongs to them, so a lot is invested in security and construction of the fun and cultural facilities. Bijeljina is a city located on the tripoint of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. All the regional roads, which connect Bosnia and Herzegovina with other countries, pass through Bijeljina. The distance of Bijeljina from the border crossing with Serbia is 500 m, and with Croatia 50 km.

Slobomir

New city of Slobomir is located on the coast of the Drina River (around 8 km from Bijeljina) in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the highway Banja Luka-Brcko – Bijeljina – Pavlovic’s Bridge – Sabac – Belgrade. The area of Slobomir excels by its exquisite natural resources: fertile land, drinking water, geothermal water (from 75°C to 80°C) at the depth of approximately 1,800 m.

The geographic location is very suitable and has certain ecological advantages. This area is unpolluted and the very city lies on geothermal water, which will be used for the heating of the whole city. The city lies on the embankment of the compact gravel on the cote 94 and with supporting walls and the side security for the protection of thousand year ground waters. The exquisite position of Slobomir reflects in the fact that it is located on the tripoint: Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia.

The constructor of the new city on the Drina River is “Slobomir” company, whose founders are Mira and Slobodan Pavlovic, businessmen who have been living and working in Chicago for 45 years now. Slobomir is a city of freedom and peace, and we often say that it is a city for the 22nd century. The city has the surface of 45 ha in the first phase of the ordered construction land, which is owned by Slobomir company, and is based on the urban and regulatory plan adopted by the state authorities, with the tendency of further spreading to the area of 300 ha, where it is planned for the city to be on the both sides of the Drina River and to connect the Republic of Srpska with Serbia.

Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital and the biggest city, and administrative, economic, university and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is placed, with its majority, by the hillsides of Trebevic Mountain and the Miljacka River cuts it along. The foundations of Sarajevo are established during the first 150 years of the Turkish rule. Many architectural jewels were built exactly during that period, like the Gazi Husrev-bey and the Emperor’s Mosque, Old Orthodox Church, and Bascarsija – the grandiose bazaar in the past. The second architectural revival happened after the Austria-Hungary occupation, by the end of the 19th century and it lasted till the beginning of the First World War, 1914. Sarajevo was modernized, the public transport system built, first telephone lines introduced… The development of Sarajevo was stopped on the 28th June, 1914, when Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Austria-Hungarian duke, Franc Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia, launching the sequel of the unfortunate affairs which brought to the First World War. It hosed the 14th Olympic Games in the 1984. Unfortunately, the Olympic flame did not last long. Eight years after the Olympics in the 1992, Sarajevo was attacked by another war flame, which was devastating Bosnia and Herzegovina till the 1995. After the war, all the parts of Sarajevo started developing fast and creating the better offer for the tourists and the citizens of this beautiful city.

Banja Luka is the administrative center of the Republic of Srpska and its biggest city, and the second city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this city and its vicinity different cultures, customs and influences interweaved. All that left trace on the architecture of the some city parts and on the vast number of cultural-historical monuments, as the witnesses of the different epochs and human creativity.

Because of the numerous green areas (parks and alleys), Banja Luka is known as a city of greenery. It is placed on the coasts of the Vrbas River, at the place where this river looses the characteristics of the mountain river and enters the lowland on its way to the confluence to the Sava River.

Doboj is nowadays acity with around 90,000 inhabitants. During the past years, Doboj became a modern, ordered and perspective environment and returned the name of the multi-ethinic, multi-confessionalist and multi-cultural community, which is an administrative and traffic center of the region. Besides the city of Doboj, the municipality area consists of 89 settlements.

Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, cultural and economic center of Herzegovina, and administrative seat of the Neretvansko-Hercegovacki canton. It got its name after the bridge keepers (bridge men) on the coasts of the Neretva River. It is known by the famous Old Bridge, built in the 16th century. The Old Bridge is the first cultural monument in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is on the UNESO’s list of protected monuments of the world culture. The city is the biggest urban center in Herzegovina and the fifth city by size in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Neum is a sea city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on the Adriatic Sea and is the only exit of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Adriatic. The Republic of Dubrovnik in the 1399 bought Neum from the Bosnian nobility and ruled with it for 300 years. The Republic of Dubrovnik in the 1699 gave up the control of the region to the Klek-Neum Ottoman Empire according to the provisions of the Treaty of Karlowitz after the Big Vienna War. This zone gave the Turkish army the access to the sea, and the more important it gave Dubrovnik the protection from the Republic of Venice. Neum was under the Turkish rule till for 179 years till the 1878, when Bosnia and Herzegovina fell under Austria-Hungarian rule.

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