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Siroki Brijeg in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Journal: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Publications (Vol.5, No. 6)

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Siroki Brijeg is a town and the seat of the municipality located about 23 km west of Mostar (Geographic coordinates: 43º22'59.59''N, 17º35'33.80''E, elevation: 273). The city is located on the routes of important roads, Mostar-Split and Mostar-Livno (and further towards Bihac and Zagreb). Near Siroki Brijeg (42 km) is the city of Medjugorje. From a geographical point of view, Siroki Brijeg is located in the zone of high Herzegovinian karst, at an altitude of more than 270 meters above sea level. It is part of the Rakitno-Hrgud tectonic unit. Between the mountains of Varda, Gvozd, Rujna and Trtle there are two plateau-karst fields: Kocarinsko, Mokarsko Ruzevo, Trnsko polje and Mostarsko Blato. From a geological point of view, this area belongs to the bauxite-bearing terrains along the directions Crna Lokva-Kidacka Njiva, Resnica-Polog and UzariciKnespolje. The area of Siroki Brijeg is relatively rich in water. The rivers Listica (which receives the river Ugrovaca in the town of Siroki Brijeg), Mokasnica, Crnasnica and Zvatic flow towards the Mostarsko Blato depression. The water from Mostarsko Blato sinks, only to reappear, in the form of generous springs, on the right bank of the Neretva, south of Mostar (spring of the river Jasenica, spring of Rebrac).

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