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Bosnia and Herzegovina

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Bosnia and Herzegovina bŏzˈnēə, hĕrtsəgōvēˈnə , Serbo-Croatian Bosna ...

Herzegovina

(Encyclopedia)Herzegovina: see Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...

Brčko

(Encyclopedia)Brčko, internationally supervised self-governing district, NE Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Sava River, part of both the Federation of Bosnia and ...

Banja Luka

(Encyclopedia)Banja Luka bänˈyä lo͞oˈkä [key], city in NE Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Vrbas River. The capital ...

Mostar

(Encyclopedia)Mostar môˈstär [key], city (2013 pop. 65,286), in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Neretva River. Its name means “Old Bridge,” referring to the 16th-century stone bridge built by Ottoman sultan S...

Medjugorje

(Encyclopedia)Medjugorje, town (2010 est. pop. 4,000), Herzegovina region, Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 16 mi (25 km) SW of Mostar. In 1981 six children claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary there, which...

Hercegovina

(Encyclopedia)Hercegovina: see Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...

Solin

(Encyclopedia)Solin, Bosnia and Herzegovina: see Salona. ...

Tuzla

(Encyclopedia)Tuzla to͞ozˈlä [key], city (2013 pop. 80,570), in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Various fruits are grown in the vicinity, lignite and salt are mined, and some oil is extracted; there is a chemical plant....

Sarajevo

(Encyclopedia)Sarajevo sârˌəyāˈvō [key], city (2013 pop. 438,443), capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Miljacka River. An important industrial and railway center, its industries include food and tobacco...

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