Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Jablanica
Јабланица
Town and municipality
Coat of arms of Jablanica
Coat of arms
Location of Jablanica within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of Jablanica within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jablanica is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jablanica
Jablanica
Location of Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 43°39′N 17°45′E / 43.650°N 17.750°E / 43.650; 17.750
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
Government
 • Municipality president Salem Dedić (SDA)
Area
 • Total 301 km2 (116 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 10,111
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 36
Website www.jablanica.ba

Jablanica is a town and municipality located in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated on the Neretva river and Jablanica lake.

Municipality

The municipality of Jablanica is a major tourist destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The municipality offer a wide variety of activities. The surrounding mountains such as Plasa, Čvrsnica and Prenj offer both hunting grounds and a variety of hiking trails. One popular hiking destination is "Hajdučka Vrata", a natural wonder, the product of wind erosion, located 2,000 meters above sea level on the mountain of Čvrsnica.

Risovac is a settlement in the municipality, located on a plateau outside of the city, it has several attractions. It is the site of two necropolises, both locations filled with medieval tombstones known as Stećci. Stećci necropolises are characteristic and most prevalent in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Risovac has a ski center attracting winter tourists.

The Jablanica Lake (Jablaničko Jezero) is a very important resource. The lake borders many of its settlements and is used for several purposes. The lake is used to generate electricity while it also serves as a top summer destination for fishing, swimming, water sports and other activities. Notable settlements include Ostrožac, which hosts the start of the annual rowing marathon and Donje Paprasko, the location of a public beach and the host of the marathon finish line.

Geography

The mean elevation of Jablanica is 202 metres (663 ft) above sea level. Some 69% of the municipalities 301 km2 (116 sq mi) of area is forested. The Jablanica lake is an important geographical as well as economic presence in Jablanica.

Settlements

BaćinaBijelaČehariČiveljDjevorDobrigošćeDobrinjaDoljaniDonja JablanicaDonje PapraskoDragan SeloGlodnicaGlogošnicaGornje PapraskoJablanicaJelačićiKosne LukeKrstacLendavaLugMirkeMrakovoOstrožacPodaRavnaRisovacRodićiSlatinaSovićiŠabančićiŠanicaZlate i Žuglići.

Demographics

2013

10,111 total

Governance

The main local government of the municipality is Municipal Council of Jablanica (Bosnian: Općinska skupština; Croatian: Općinsko vijeće; Serbian Latin: Opštinska skupština). Council has 19 members elected for a four-year term by proportional representation. Glamoč also has its municipal mayor who is the highest-ranking officer in the municipal government.[citation needed]

Structure of the Council

party 2012-2016
  Party of Democratic Action (SDA) 5
  Social Democratic Party (SDP) 4
  Union for a Better Future of BiH (SBB) 3
  Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
  Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 1
  Independent Mahir Salčin 1
  People's Party for Work and Betterment 1
  Independent Šefik Gusić 1
  Independent Idriz Čilić 1
Sources:[1]

History

During the Battle of the Neretva in 1943, Jablanica was the site of a successful raid by a group of Partisans led by Josip Broz Tito. A rail bridge over the river was blown up while a train was in the middle of crossing. There is a park and monument commemorating this action at the site. The bridge section and the locomotive which can still be seen in the river gorge are the remains of a film set depicting the battle, from the 1960s.

Gallery

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Lokalni izbori 2012. - Općinsko vijeće". izbori.ba (in Bosnian). Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 

External links

  • Official Website of Jablanica

Coordinates: 43°39′35″N 17°46′12″E / 43.65972°N 17.77000°E / 43.65972; 17.77000

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