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The translation of Krajina is frontier. 'Kraj' literally means: end. It was this 'end' of the Ottoman front that was for centuries the frontier land against the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The Croatian Krajina, just over the border to the west, was at one time crucial to the Ottoman conquest and was used by the Ottomans as a defence line. As the empire began to decline the frontier slipped back into Bosnia and the entire northwest part of the country became known as the Bosanska Krajina, the Bosnian Frontier.

What is most striking about the Krajina is the beautiful interconnected rivers and the lush, green countryside. The sheer quantity of crystal-clear rivers in this region is phenomenal. The Vrbas, Una, Sana, Sanica and Unac rivers are only a few of the pure water sources that flow into the Sava River. The Bosnian Krajina's greatest tourist attractions all revolve around its natural resources. Just about anywhere in the Krajina one can find beautiful places to hike, walk, bike, fish, hunt or just enjoy a lazy day in the great outdoors.

Fortress Boac is located on the left bank of the river Vrbas, in the middle of the road E661, between Banja Luka and Jajce. It was built in the beginning of the XV century on a rock with the mission of defending the crossing over the river Vrbas. It was first mentioned in the charter from 1446. The town was a fortress of banovina Jajce in the period from 1463. to 1527. when it was under the reign of the Turks. In the early XVIII century, Boac was mentioned as a fort with only a few cannons. It was abandoned before 1833. In the time of the Turkish occupation, it was once again fortified and maintained so the today's towers and walls, that surround the spacious yard of the town, are still well preserved.

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