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Mostar
Мостар
Stari most
General Information
Canton: Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
Homepage: Official Website
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms Mostar coat of arms
Flag
Map: Mostar in Bosnia
Politics
Mayor Ljubo Bešlić HDZ
Population
Population: 125,448 (estimate) (2004)
Geography
Area: 1,175 km² (municipality)
Location: 43°20′N, 17°48′E

Mostar (Мостар) is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. Mostar is situated on the Neretva river and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after its Old Bridge (Stari most) and the towers on its sides, "the bridge keepers" (natively: mostari). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 2. ... Map showing location of this canton within Bosnia and Herzegovina Herzegovina-Neretva is a Herzegovinian canton that mainly comprises of the Neretva river valley area and parts of Herzegovina west of Mostar, its administrative center. ... Image File history File links Coat_of_arms_of_Mostar. ... Image File history File links Mostar-flag. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1520, 216 KB) Self made I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine, HDZ BiH) is a political party of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map showing location of this canton within Bosnia and Herzegovina Herzegovina-Neretva is a Herzegovinian canton that mainly comprises of the Neretva river valley area and parts of Herzegovina west of Mostar, its administrative center. ... The location of the FBiH entity as part of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Europe. ... River Neretva in Mostar, 2004 Neretva is a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Panorama of Old Bridge in Mostar, June 2006 Stari Most (English translation: The Old Bridge) is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. ...

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Demographics

1991

In 1991, population of Mostar municipality numbered 126,628 people, including:

  • Bosniaks: 43,856 (34.63%)
  • Croats: 43,037 (33.98%)
  • Serbs: 23,846 (18.83%)
  • Yugoslavs: 12,768 (10.08%)
  • others: 3,121 (2.48%)

2005

In 2005 the municipality of Mostar had a population of 127,066. The political control of the ethnically divided city is equally shared between Croats and Bosniaks.


The city has had a carefully elaborated policy of national equality ever since the end of the war. The Croat and Bosniak ethnic communities each claim one side of the river and even support for the local football clubs, Zrinjski and Velež, is divided along ethnic lines. One Bosnian politician called Mostar "divided by a wall between Croats and Bosniaks" in an interview to RTV Slovenia. The number of Serbs remaining in the city following ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian War is negligible. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... NK Zrinjski Mostar is a football team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... FK Velež (Fudbalski Klub Velež, Football Club Velež) is a football club from Bosnia and Herzegovina, from the city of Mostar. ... Combatants Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Predominantly Bosniak) Army of Republika Srpska, Yugoslav Peoples Army, various paramilitary units from Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian) Croatian Defence Council, Croatian Army (Croatian) Commanders Alija Izetbegović (President of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Sefer Halilović (Army chief of staff 1992-1993) Rasim...


History

Early history

Old Bridge, June 2006
Old Bridge, June 2006
Hrvatski dom Herceg Stjepan Kosače

The names of two towns appear in mediaeval historical sources, along with their later mediaeval territories and properties – the towns of Nebojša and Cimski grad. In the early 15th century the late mediaeval župa (county) of Večenike covered the site of present-day Mostar along the right bank of the Neretva: Zahum, Cim, Iliće, Hraštane and Vojno. It was at the centre of this area, which belonged to the Radivojević's in 1408, that Cim fort was built prior to 1443; it is referred to in a charter of King Alphonse V dating from 1454 as Pons (Bridge), for a bridge had already been built there. Prior to 1444, the Nebojša fort was built on the left bank of the Neretva, which belonged to the late mediaeval župa still known as Večenike or Večerić (Anđelić, 1974, 276-278). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 344 KB) Summary Stari Most u Mostaru 2006 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mostar Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 344 KB) Summary Stari Most u Mostaru 2006 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mostar Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File links Kosca. ... Image File history File links Kosca. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... River Neretva in Mostar, 2004 Neretva is a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. ... This article is about the year. ... Events Albanians, under Skanderbeg, defeat the Turks John Hunyadi defeats Turks at the Battle of Nis Vlad II Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II. Births January 27 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (died 1500) February 23 - Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (died 1490) May 17 - Edmund... Events February 4 - In the Thirteen Years War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederacy sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master. ... Events March 2 - Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg proclaimed commander of the Albanian resistance April 16 - Truce of Tours. ...


The earliest documentary reference to Mostar as a settlement dates from 3 April 1452, when natives of Dubrovnik wrote to their fellow countrymen in the service of Đorđe Branković to say that Vladislav Hercegović had turned against his father and occupied Blagaj and other places, including “Duo Castelli al ponte de Neretua.” (Mujezinović, 1998, p. 144). In 1468 Mostar came under Ottoman rule (Mujezinović, 1998, p. 144). The urbanization of the settlement began, following the unwritten oriental rule, with a čaršija – the crafts and commercial centre of the settlement – and mahalas or residential quarters. In 1468 Mostar acquired the name Köpruhisar, meaning fortress on the water, at the centre of which was a cluster of 15 houses (Institute for Regional Planning, Mostar, 1982, p. 21). In the late 16th century, Mostar was the chief administrative city for the Ottoman Empire in the Herzegovina region. The Austro-Hungarian Empire absorbed Mostar in 1878 and then it became part of Yugoslavia in the aftermath of World War I. Since 1881 Mostar has been the seat of the Bishopric of Mostar-Duvno. The city's symbol, "The Old Bridge" (Stari Most) is one of the most important constructions of Ottoman Era and built by the student of the famous Ottoman Architect Mimar Sinan, Mimar Hayrettin. In 1939, Mostar became a part of the Banovina of Croatia, and during the Second World War was an important city in the Independent State of Croatia. Events October - English troops under John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, land in Guyenne, France, and retake most of the province without a fight. ... Nickname: 1995 map of Dubrovnik The location of Dubrovnik within Croatia Coordinates: , Country Croatia County Dubrovnik-Neretva county Government  - Mayor Dubravka Å uica (HDZ) Area  - City 143. ... August 26 - Baeda Maryam succeeds his father Zara Yaqob as Emperor of Ethiopia. ... Look up Ottoman, ottoman in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Ottoman (disambiguation). ... This article is about the geographic area of Herzegovina. ... Official languages Latin, German, Hungarian Established church Roman Catholic Capital & Largest City Vienna pop. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... Woodrow Wilson and the American peace commissioners during the negotiations on the Treaty of Versailles. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church encompassing Herzegovina. ... Panorama of Old Bridge in Mostar, June 2006 Stari Most (English translation: The Old Bridge) is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. ... For other uses, see Sinan (disambiguation). ... The Banovina of Croatia (1939-1941). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Capital Zagreb Language(s) Croatian Religion Roman Catholicism Political structure Puppet-state King  - 1941-1943 Tomislav II Poglavnik  - 1941-1945 Ante Pavelić Legislature None Historical era World War II  - Established April 10, 1941  - Disestablished May 8, 1945 Population  - 1941 est. ...


Yugoslav Period

After World War II, Mostar developed a production of tobacco, bauxite, wine and aluminium products. Several dams ("Grabovica", "Salakovac", "Mostar") were built in the region to harness the hydroelectric power of the Neretva. The city was a major industrial and tourist center and prospered during the time of SFRY. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ... Bauxite with penny Bauxite with core of unweathered rock Bauxite is an aluminium ore. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... General Name, symbol, number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, period, block 13, 3, p Appearance gray Standard atomic weight 26. ... DAMS is a racing team from France, involved in many areas of motorsports. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state that existed from 1945 to 1992. ...


War in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia following Referendum held in February 1992. The Yugoslav National Army (Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija - JNA) first bombarded City of Mostar on April 3rd, 1992 and over the following weeks, gradually established control over large portions of the City. The siege lasted for three months. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serbo-Croat: Socijalistička Republika Bosna i Hercegovina/Социјалистичка Pепублика Босна и Херцеговина) was a republic in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throuout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ...


The Yugoslav National Army (JNA) shelling forced tens of thousands from their homes, and resulted in the deaths of approximately 1,600 people. Amongst the destroyed historic monuments were the Karadžoz-bey mosque, Roznamed-ij-Ibrahim-efendija mosque and twelve other mosques, a Franciscan monastery, the Catholic cathedral and the bishop's palace, with a library of 50,000 books, as well as secular institutions. A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... Monastery of St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      This article is about a title... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ...


By June 12th 1992, the ABIH (4th Corps of Army of Bosnia Herzegovina) and HVO (Croatian Military Council supported by HOS - Hrvatske Obrambene Snage/Croatian Defence Forces) amassed enough weaponry and manpower to force the JNA troops out of Mostar.


Saborna Crkva (Orthodox Cathedral Church) largest and most beautiful Orthodox Church in Bosnia Herzegovina, built between 1863-1873, was destroyed on the night of June, 15, 1992.


After the Yugoslav National Army were driven out by the Bosnian-Croat forces, the Croatian army (HVO) clashed with Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH). The campaign reduced the city to rubble - including the famous 400-year-old Stari Most Old Bridge, and resulted in the division of the city of Mostar into West Mostar (administered by Croats) and East Mostar (adminsitered by Bosniaks).


Reconstruction

The Old Bridge reconstruction in June 2003
The Old Bridge reconstruction in June 2003

Since the end of the wider war in 1995, great progress is being made in the reconstruction of the city of Mostar. The city was under direct monitoring from a European Union envoy, several elections were held and each nation was accommodated with regard to political control over the city. Over 15 million dollars has been spent on restoration. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 757 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bosnia,_Mostar,_old_bridge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 757 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bosnia,_Mostar,_old_bridge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


A monumental project to rebuild the Old Bridge to the original design, and restore surrounding structures and historic neighbourhoods was initiated in 1999 and mostly completed by Spring 2004. The money for this reconstruction was donated by the United States, Turkey, Italy, the Netherlands, and Croatia. A grand opening was held on July 23, 2004 under heavy security. This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In parallel with the restoration of the Old Bridge, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) undertook a five-year long restoration and rehabilitation effort in historic Mostar.[1] Realizing early on that the reconstruction of the bridge without an in-depth rehabilitation of the surrounding historic neighbourhoods would be devoid of context and meaning, they shaped the programme in such a way as to establish a framework of urban conservation schemes and individual restoration projects that would help regenerate the most significant areas of historic Mostar, and particularly the urban tissue around the Old Bridge. The project also resulted in the establishment of the Stari grad Agency which has an important role in overseeing the ongoing implementation of the conservation plan, as well as operating and maintaining a series of restored historic buildings (including the Old Bridge complex) and promoting Mostar as a cultural and tourist destination. The official inauguration of the Stari grad Agency coincided with the opening ceremony of the Bridge.[2] Panorama of Old Bridge in Mostar, June 2006 Stari Most (English translation: The Old Bridge) is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. ... The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), focuses on the physical, social, cultural and economic revitalisation of communities in the Muslim world. ... The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic art and architecture worldwide through fieldwork, advocacy, grantmaking, education, and training. ... Stari Grad is an urban municipality of Belgrade. ...


In July 2005, UNESCO finally inscribed the Old Bridge and its closest vicinity onto the World Heritage List. Previously, the inscription had been repeatedly deferred on account of poor quality of post-war reconstructions and deplorable use of modern materials in the old town. Ongoing events • 2005 Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes • 2005 Maharashtra floods • 2005 Gujarat Flood • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Gomery Comm. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Panorama of Old Bridge in Mostar, June 2006 Stari Most (English translation: The Old Bridge) is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


Economy

Mostar is home to several of the nation's largest companies including the mail delivery firm Hrvatska pošta Mostar,telecomunication company Hrvatske telekomnikacije Mostar, aluminum manufacturer Aluminij and aircraft manufacturer SOKO. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... SOKO (English falcon) is an aircraft factory situated in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


City government

Mostar
Old part of Mostar
Old part of Mostar

Currently, the city government is equally divided Croats and Bosniaks. This means that no ethnicity controls the city, though each controls one half - Croats, the west, and Bosniaks, the east. Image File history File links Mostar1. ... Image File history File links Mostar1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 309 KB) Summary Mostar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 309 KB) Summary Mostar. ...


The City of Mostar has the status of a municipality. The city government is led by the Mayor. The current Mayor of Mostar is Ljubo Bešlić (HDZ). A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine, HDZ BiH) is a political party of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


The City Council is composed of 35 representatives, coming from the following political parties:

The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine, HDZ BiH) is a political party of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Croatian Party of Rights (Hrvatska Stranka Prava) is a right-wing Croatian political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Croatian Christian Democratic Union (Croatian: Hrvatska kršćanska demokratska stranka, HKDU) is a right wing political party in Croatia. ... The Party of Democratic Action (Stranka Demokratske Akcije) is a Bosniak nationalist political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Socialdemocrats (Socijaldemokratska Partija BiH - Socijaldemokrati / Социјалдемократска Партија БиХ - Социјалдемократи), is a political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian: Stranka za Bosnu i Hercegovinu) is a political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Peoples Party Work for Betterment (Croatian:Narodna Stranka Radom za Boljitak) is a multi-ethnic party in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which enjoys support from all ethnic groups in Bosnia, but most of its members and voters are Croats. ... The Croatian Party of Rights (Hrvatska Stranka Prava) is a right-wing Croatian political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Croatian Pure Party of Rights (Croatian: Hrvatska čista stranka prava, HČSP) is a right-wing political party in Croatia. ...

Education and Culture

The oldest single arch stone bridge in Mostar, the Kriva Cuprija (Sloping Bridge), built in 1558 by the Ottoman architect Cejvan Kethoda. It is said that this was to be a test before the major construction of the Stari Most began. The Old Bridge was completed in 1566 and was hailed as one of the greatest architectural achievement in the Ottoman controlled Balkans. No matter how many times one does it, crossing the Stari most (Old Bridge) always seems to be an exciting experience. This single-arch stone bridge is an exact replica of the original bridge that stood for over 400 years and that was designed by Hajrudin, a student of the great Ottoman architect Sinan. It spans 28.7 meters of the Neretva river, 21 meters above the summer water level. The Halebija and Tara towers have always housed the guardians of the bridge and during Ottoman times were storehouses for ammunition.


Crossing from the west bank to the east you'll also be crossing the ancient point where East and West symbolically met. Up the stairs to the right is the oldest mosque in Mostar: the Cejvan Cehaj Mosque built in 1552. Later a medresa (Islamic school) was built on the same compound. The Old Bazaar, Kujundziluk is named after the goldsmiths who traditionally created and sold their wares on this street, it is the best place in town to find authentic paintings and copper or bronze carvings of the Stari Most, pomegranates (the natural symbol of Herzegovina) or the famed stecaks (medieval tombstones).


The Koski Mehmed pasa Mosque, built in 1617 is open to visitors. Visitors may enter the mosque and take photos free of charge. For those willing to bear the dizzy spiral to the top, the minaret is also open to the public and is accessible from inside the mosque. The view speaks for itself! Just around the corner from the mosque is the Tepa Market. This has been a busy marketplace since Ottoman times. It now sells mostly fresh produce grown in Herzegovina. When in season, the figs and pomegranates can't be beaten. Be sure to look for local honey, organically produced in sunny villages all over Herzegovina.


Kriva cuprija is a stone one-arch bridge of small dimension and closely resembles the Stari Most. The arch is a perfect semicircle 8.56m in width and 4.15m in height. The frontage and vault are made of regular stone cubes incorporated into the horizontal layers all along the vault. The space between vault, frontal walls and footpath is filled with cracked stone. The bridge footpath and the approaching roads are paved with cobblestones, as is the case with the main roads in the town. Stone steps enable people to ascend to the bridge either side. A synagogue was also recently built in the city.


The Catholic Church, which was recently renovated, is nearly impossible to miss. A steeple of over 30m dominates the skyline. The bishop's residence in Mostar marks the more recent Catholic traditions of the region and is built in the Viennese architecture that greatly added to the town's charm. The roundabout by the Rondo on the west side is home to the former Cultural Centre for the City of Mostar. It is now the Croatian Cultural Centre and certainly worth a peek inside. The Partisan Memorial Cemetery commemorates the fallen partisans. It is located off KP Kresimira IV Street on Bijeli Brijeg. This part of town is covered with lots of greenery and is also a nice place for a stroll with a great view of the city.

  • University of Mostar
  • Džemal Bijedić University
  • Pavarotti Music Center
  • United World College in Mostar
  • Gymnasium Mostar
  • "Gradska" Library (Rondo)
  • "Dječja i Narodna" Library (Carina)
  • Cultural Center Mostar (ul. Rade Bitange)
  • "Hrvatski dom Herceg Stjepan Kosače" cultural Center (Rondo)
  • Gallery "Aluminij" (near by hospital by building Uglovnica)
  • City Park "Zrinjski" (with a broze statue Bruce Lee)
  • Narodno Pozorište (National theatre)

The University of Mostar (Croatian: Sveučilište u Mostaru; Latin: Universitas Studiorum Mostariensis) is the only Croatian language university in Bosnia and Herzegovina at this time. ... The United World College in Mostar is the twelfth College in the UWC family and the fourth College in Europe. ... On Saturday, November 26, 2005, the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina unveiled a bronze statue of Bruce Lee. ... Bruce Lee (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was an American-born martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century. ...

Tourism

Mostar is an important tourist centre in the country. Mostar International Airport serves the city. Mostar's old city is an important tourist destination with the Stari most being its most recognizable feature. The "Rondo shopping centre",and the "Mercator shopping mall" are some of the city's newer attractions. The Catholic pilgrimage site of Međugorje is also nearby. Mostar Airport was opened for civilian air traffic in 1965 for domestic flights. ... Panorama of Old Bridge in Mostar, June 2006 Stari Most (English translation: The Old Bridge) is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. ... It has been suggested that Litmus Test of Medjugorje be merged into this article or section. ...


Recreation and sports

The most popular sport in Mostar is football. The two most successful teams are NK Zrinjski Mostar and Velež Mostar. As of 2006 both teams compete in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since the Bosnian War each club has generally been supported by a particular ethnic group (Zrinjski for the Croats and Velež for the Bosniaks). The matches between the two clubs are some of the country's most intense matches. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... NK Zrinjski Mostar is a football team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... For the argentine football club, see Vélez Sársfield FK Velež (Fudbalski Klub Velež), successor of RÅ K Velež, is a football club from Bosnia and Herzegovina, from the city of Mostar. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Premier League is the top football league in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


Bijeli Brijeg Stadium and Vrapčići are the city's two main football grounds. Bijeli Brijeg is a football stadium in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


In basketball HKK Zrinjski Mostar competes at the nation's highest level while the Zrinjski banner also represents the city in the top handball league. This article is about the sport. ... HKK Zrinjski Mostar (full Croatian name: Hrvatski košarkaški klub Zrinjski Mostar, English: Croatian Basketball Club Zrinjski Mostar) also known as HKK Zrinjski Mostar Mik Company for sponsorship reasons is a Croat-founded basketball team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... HŠK Zrinjski Mostar is a Croat founded football team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Handball is the name of several different sports: Team handball, or Olympic/European Handball is a game somewhat similar to association football, but the ball is played with the hand, not the foot. ...


Gallery

References

  1. ^ Conservation and Revitalisation of Historic Mostar - AKTC (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-11-15.
  2. ^ Resurgence of Mostar’s Historic City Centre. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.

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Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar - UNESCO World Heritage Centre (267 words)
The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th century as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named.
The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international cooperation and of the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina): Historical Monuments (721 words)
When Bosnia-Herzegovina was under Austro-Hungarian administration, Mostar experienced a renewed era of economic and urban development.
The Tabacica mosque situated in the historical core of Mostar in the vicinity of the Old Bridge, in the most touristic part of the town, was built c.
With the assistance of Professor Carlo Blasi of the University of Florence and who has collaborated with UNESCO on various occasions, and thanks to the work of the historical monuments architect, Mr Jean-Louis Taupin, the restoration project is now completed and the restored mosque was inaugurated in June 2000.
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