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Vlasenica nests in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Sarajevo Zvornik Belgrade highway, 100 km from Sarajevo, and 220 km from Belgrade.



Medieval Vlasenica was a part of Birac District first mentioned in 1244. Vlasenica was established in the mid 15th century. Many believe the town is named for the abundant fescue grass (vlasulja) found in the region. Others argue it is named after the first settlers Vlasi. Vlasenica region is also rich with numerous necropolises, tombstones and other medieval monuments. During the medieval period, Vlasenica was held by feudal families. Traces of their forts and castles are still visible in some areas.



Vlasenica nests on the slope of Mt. Javor (668 m). Two highest mountain peaks are Zep (1537 m) and Velika Igrista (1405 m). Enjoy the scenic rivers and experience crystal-clear freshwater springs (Tisce and Vidovica springs). Mild continental climate is found over large areas with temperature increase for mountains.


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