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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. It is now populated mostly by Serbs, however the 1991 census data shows that 40% of the town's population (52% in the municipality) were Bosniaks. In 1991, it was populated by 12570 people (census data). 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drina is a river on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro. ... Herzegovina (natively Херцеговина/Hercegovina) is a historical region in the Dinaric Alps that composes the southern part of present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Today, Republika Srpska is the poorer political entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bosniaks (natively: Bošnjaci) are South Slavs descended from those who converted to Islam during the Ottoman period (15th-19th century). ...

Foča

The town was known as Hvoča (Хвоча) during medieval times. It was then known as a trading centre on route between Ragusa (now Dubrovnik) and Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). The Ottomans left Foča a marvel of architecture, the Aladža Mosque, claimedly one of Europe's most beautiful. Srbinje File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Srbinje File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dubrovnik (Latin Ragusa), population 43,770 in 2001, 49,728 in 1991 is a port and one of the most prominent tourist resorts on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia, and the center of the Dubrovnik-Neretva county, positioned at 42. ... This article is about the city. ...


During the World War II, over 4000 Bosniaks were murdered by the Chetniks in the city. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Chetniks (Serbian Četnici, Четници) were an organization of Serbian Fascists who supported the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and formed a very limited resistance force during World War II. They are responsible for numerous massacres of primarily Muslims, Croats, Jews, and Gypsies during WW2 in the part of the Balkan Peninsula one...


In 1992, all the Bosniaks were forced to leave the city. On April 22, 1992, the Bosnian Serb Army blew up the Aladža Mosque. Eight more mosques, from the 16th and 17th centuries, were also damaged or fully destroyed. The city was renamed Srbinje, literally place of the Serbs (from Srbi Serbs and -nje which is a Slavic locative suffix). In 2004, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared the name change unconstitutional, and reverted it to Foča, until the National Assembly of Republika Srpska passes an appropriate law. 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bosnian Serb Army, officially Army of the Republika Srpska (Serbian Војска Републике Српске/Vojska Republike Srpske, ВРС/VRS) is the military of the Bosnian Serb political entity of Republika Srpska. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Today, Republika Srpska is the poorer political entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...

Aladža Mosque, before razing

It houses some faculties (including the Medical faculty) from the Srpsko Sarajevo University. It is also home to one of five Serb Orthodox seminaries in the Balkans, the Duhovna Akademija Svetog Vasilija Ostroskog and was until 1992 the home of one of Bosnia's most important islamic high schools, the Madrassa of Mehmed-Pasa Kukavica. Download high resolution version (436x615, 66 KB) Aladža mosque in Foča (Srbinje), Bosnia. ... Download high resolution version (436x615, 66 KB) Aladža mosque in Foča (Srbinje), Bosnia. ... Department of a University where medicine is taught. ... Early history The Serbs migrated to the Balkans during the reign of Byzantine emperor Heraclius (610-641). ... A seminary is a specialised university-like institution for the purpose of training candidates for positions within a religious context. ... Madrassa in the Gambia The word madrassa in the Arabic language (and other languages of the Islamic nations such as Persian, Turkish, Indonesian etc. ...


Foča is the capital of the Foča Municipality and of the Foča Region. Categories: Stub ...


External links

  • Foča (http://www.haverford.edu/relg/sells/foca/foca.html)
  • Foča and surrounding area throughout history (http://www.focha.net/)



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Rebelion. Canadá: Arrancó caza de focas (799 words)
Las focas arpa, cuyo lomo, cuando son adultas, se asemeja a ese instrumento, suelen dar a luz sobre el hielo flotante, donde están a salvo de los depredadores de tierra firme.
La manada de focas arpa está compuesta por alrededor de 5,8 millones de ellos, y se estima que un millón nace cada año, dijo Phil Jenkins, portavoz del Departamento Federal de Pesca y Océanos (DFO), que regula la caza.
Además, hay demasiados cazadores buscando demasiado pocas focas, señaló Aldworth en entrevista.
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