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Kakanj is a city in Bosnia. 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. ...


Kakanj is an industrial city built between the hills on either side of the Zgošća river. It is relatively young, first built in 1900 under Austro-Hungarian rule around a developing coal mine, which began production in 1902. In the next hundred years, Kakanj developed organically without any urban planning, initially around the coalmine, and later along the banks of the Zgošća and Bosna rivers. 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective. ...


In contrast to the city, other settlements in the region are very ancient. They are claimed to be historical landmarks of the the early Bosnian state. Kraljeva Sutjeska, a Franciscan monastery, is of particular historical note. Near the monastery is Bobovac, scene of the last stand of the last Bosnian Queen, Catherine, and medieval residence of Bosnian kings. In Kraljeva Sutjeska is one of the oldest mosques in Bosnia, built by order of Sultan Medmed II the Victorious during his expedition to Bosnia and conquest of Bobovac. The Kakanj area enjoyed a renaissance during the rule of the Kotromanic dynasty. The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Tvrtko Kotromanić (1338?-1391) was an important native ruler of medieval Bosnia who transformed the country from an autonomous banate into an independent kingdom. ...


One of the most beautiful tombs ever found in Bosnia, with a carving of a hunting cavalier, was found in Kakanj; it is currently displayed in the botanic garden of The State Museum in Sarajevo. View of Sarajevo from the east. ...


Neolithic artifacts have been found in Obre, a nearby village. The Neolithic, (Greek neos=new, lithos=stone, or New Stone Age) is traditionally the last part of the stone age. ...




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War Crimes > KAKANJ - HERCEG BOSNA :: Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina :: (1106 words)
The district area was spared from the direct Serbian aggression, however it served as a shelter for thousands of Moslem refugees from the occupied districts by the Drina River.
During the attack of the B-H Army soldiers, several hundreds of family houses were burnt down in the villages surrounding the town of Kakanj, the district centre, while the families of Moslem refugees from Podrinje districts moved into those Croat owned houses and residential buildings that were still intact.
Croat residents in Kakanj have been imprisoned, and the fate of the majority of them is yet unknown.
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