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Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina that was formerly one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation but is now divided geographically by ethnic groupings. During the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the city was the most extensively attacked of any Bosnian city. Many notable buildings and structures were destroyed by air raids at the start of the conflict, including the cultural and spiritual icon: The Old Bridge (Stari Most).

Mostar is most known for its gorgeous medieval Ottoman-style bridge that spans the Neretva river in what is considered the city’s historic core. The Old Bridge was rebuilt in 2004, nearly 11 years after it was destroyed, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the worldwide community, utilizing some of its original sections rescued from the Neretva river. A substantial amount of the city has been restored, and tourists may be astonished to discover that this recently war-torn city is once again a busy and picturesque destination, especially in and around the old town. Many visual reminders of Mostar’s tumultuous recent past, however, persist.

Mostar – Info Card

POPULATION :• City 65,286
• Urban 113,169
FOUNDED :  1452
TIME ZONE :• Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LANGUAGE : Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
RELIGION : 
AREA : 1,175 km2 (454 sq mi)
ELEVATION :  60 m (200 ft)
COORDINATES : 43°20′N 17°48′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 48,82%
 Female: 51,18%
ETHNIC : Bosniaks (34,63%); Croats (33.99%); Serbs (18,83%)
AREA CODE : 
POSTAL CODE : 
DIALING CODE : +387 (0) 36
WEBSITE : Official Website

Tourism in Mostar

Mostar is a popular tourist attraction in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Mostar International Airport, as well as railway and bus facilities, serve the city and link it to a variety of national and international locations. Mostar’s ancient town is a popular tourist site, with the Stari Most being the most well-known landmark.

Some notable sites include the Bishop’s Ordinariate building, the remains of an early Christian basilica, a hamam (Ottoman public bath), clock tower (sahat-kula), Synagogue (1889) and Jewish Memorial Cemetery, Nesuh-aga Vujakovi Mosque, Hadi-Kurt Mosque or Tabaica, Metropolitan’s Palace (1908), Karagöz Bey Mosque (1557), Orthodox Church, Catholic Church and Franciscan Mona

Another significant emblem of Mostar is the Partisan cemetery from World War II. Bogdan Bogdanovi, a well-known architect, designed it. Its sacred aspect stems from the harmony of nature (water and foliage) with the designer’s architectural expression; the monument was included on the list of National Monuments in 2006.

The Catholic pilgrimage site of Medjugorje is also nearby, as are the Tekija Dervish Monastery in Blagaj, the 13th-century town of Poitelj, Blagaj Fort (Stjepan-grad), Kravice Falls, Neum, the seaside town of Mogorjelo, Stolac with its famous steak necropolis, and the remains of an ancient Greek town of Daorson. Nearby attractions include the Hutovo Blato natural park, the ancient site Desilo, Lake Borako, and the Vjetrenica cave, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s biggest and most significant cave.

Climate of Mostar

Mostar is a popular tourist attraction in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Mostar International Airport, as well as railway and bus facilities, serve the city and link it to a variety of national and international locations. Mostar’s ancient town is a popular tourist site, with the Stari Most being the most well-known landmark.

Some notable sites include the Bishop’s Ordinariate building, the remains of an early Christian basilica, a hamam (Ottoman public bath), clock tower (sahat-kula), Synagogue (1889) and Jewish Memorial Cemetery, Nesuh-aga Vujakovi Mosque, Hadi-Kurt Mosque or Tabaica, Metropolitan’s Palace (1908), Karagöz Bey Mosque (1557), Orthodox Church, Catholic Church and Franciscan Mona

Another significant emblem of Mostar is the Partisan cemetery from World War II. Bogdan Bogdanovi, a well-known architect, designed it. Its sacred aspect stems from the harmony of nature (water and foliage) with the designer’s architectural expression; the monument was included on the list of National Monuments in 2006.

The Catholic pilgrimage site of Medjugorje is also nearby, as are the Tekija Dervish Monastery in Blagaj, the 13th-century town of Poitelj, Blagaj Fort (Stjepan-grad), Kravice Falls, Neum, the seaside town of Mogorjelo, Stolac with its famous steak necropolis, and the remains of an ancient Greek town of Daorson. Nearby attractions include the Hutovo Blato natural park, the ancient site Desilo, Lake Borako, and the Vjetrenica cave, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s biggest and most significant cave.

Economy of Mostar

Mostar’s economy is mainly reliant on the aluminum and metal industries, banking, and telecommunications. Some of the country’s top firms have their headquarters in the city.

Mostar, along with Sarajevo, is the major financial hub in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with two of the country’s three largest banks headquartered there. Bosnia and Herzegovina has three national electric, postal, and telecommunication service companies, with one of each in Mostar (electric service corporation ‘Elektroprivreda HZHB,’ postal service business Hrvatska Pota Mostar, and HT Mostar, the country’s third biggest telecommunication firm). These three enterprises (along with banks and an aluminum foundry) account for a significant share of the city’s total economic activity. Over the last several years, the private sector has experienced a significant expansion in small and medium-sized businesses, which has contributed to the favorable business environment.

Given the presence of three dams on the area of the city of Mostar, the city has a firm foundation for future industrial expansion. There is also an ongoing initiative for the potential use of wind power and the construction of windmills.

Mostar depended on other significant enterprises that had been shuttered, destroyed, or shrunk prior to the 1992–1995 Bosnian War. SOKO (military aircraft plant), Fabrika duhana Mostar (tobacco business), and Hepok were among them (food industry). Mostar’s GDP per capita in 1981 was 103 percent of the Yugoslav average.

Aluminij is the sole enterprise from the former Yugoslavia that is still in operation. Aluminij is one of the strongest firms in the country, with a number of foreign partners. The company’s yearly output is rapidly increasing, and it partners with significant worldwide firms such as Daimler Chrysler and Fiat. Aluminij is one of the most powerful businesses in the city, region, and nation. In respect to present industrial capacity, it produces more over €150 million in yearly exports. The Aluminij’s partners include well-known global corporations, the most important of which are: Venture Coke Company L.L.C. (Venco-Conoco joint Venture) from the United States, Glencore International AG from Switzerland, Debis International trading GmbH, Daimler-Chrysler and VAW Aluminium Technologie GmbH from Germany, Hydro ASA from Norway, Fiat from Italy, and TLM-ibenik from Croatia. Aluminij generates €40 million in revenue for the Mostar district alone each year.

Mostar is also home to the biennial International Economic Fair Mostar (“Meunarodni sajam gospodarstva Mostar”), which began in 1997. The Fair is divided into various sections: “The Economy Fair,” “Wine Fair,” “Book Fair,” and “Food Day.”

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