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Encyclopedia > Drina river

The Drina is a river on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro.


The Drina is formed in the Dinaric Alps by the Tara and Piva Rivers, both of which flow from Montenegro and converge near the border of Bosnia. It flows 346 km northward, mostly along the border of Bosnia and Serbia, into the Sava River near Sremska Rača in northwestern Serbia. The Dinaric Alps or Dinarides are a mountain chain in southern Europe, spanning areas of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro and Albania. ... Tara is a river in Montenegro. ... Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian Capital Podgorica Former Royal Capital Cetinje President Filip Vujanović Prime Minister Milo Đukanović Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  13,812 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ Density  616,258  48. ... Bosnia and Herzegovina (officially Bosna i Hercegovina, shortened to BiH, also in English variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans. ... Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo)  â€“ Density  7. ... Sava also Save (German Save, Hungarian Száva) is a river in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, a right side tributary of Danube at Belgrade. ...


Major cities on or very near the Drina include Foča, Goražde, Višegrad, Žepa, and Zvornik in Bosnia and Bajina Bašta, Mali Zvornik and Loznica in Serbia. Foča (Фоча), known from 1992 to 2004 as Srbinje (Србиње), is a town in southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina near Drina river, in the Herzegovina region of Republika Srpska entity. ... Goražde is a city in eastern Bosnia. ... ViÅ¡egrad is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Drina River. ... Zvornik is a city on the Drina river in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Bajina BaÅ¡ta was established on the remains of the Turkish settlement of Pljeskovo which was situated on the right bank of the Drina River between the confluence of the Rača and Pilica Rivers, under the eastern foothills of Tara Mountain. ... Loznica (Лозница) is a city located in Serbia and Montenegro at 44. ...


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Zvornik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (428 words)
Zvornik is a city on the Drina river in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, located southwest of Tuzla and north of Srebrenica.
Before the war in Bosnia, the Zvornik municipality was one of the largest in the country with a population of 81,111.
Except for the area near the river Drina, the city is surrounded by mountains with preserved forests, which creates a beautiful scenery with the town's location at the bottom a valley.
Encyclopedia: The Bridge on the Drina (1703 words)
Andrić describes how the mothers of these children followed their sons wailing until they reach a river where the children are taken across by ferry and the mothers can no longer follow.
That child, becomes a muslim and taking a Turkish name (Mehmed, later Mehmed pasha Sokolović) is promoted quickly and near the age of 60 he becomes the grand vizier.
Yet that moment of separation still haunts him and he decides to order the building of bridge at point on the river where he was parted from his mother.
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