"In the middle of contradiction" Brcko by Odiseya

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Brčko City is center of Brčko District, unique Bosnian (and Herzegovina) administrative area with specific political status in the country.
The City is settle in the northern part of country, in the center of Bosnian Posavina field. Is on direct opposite of Croatia and on the way to Serbia.
Brcko is the hub of water and land routes, linking Bosnia and Herzegovina with Western Europe and the countries of the Danube and the Black Sea. It is a bridge between the eastern and western part of the Republic Srpska and between the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Western Europe.

Brcko is surrounded by fertile fields and hills covered with orchards.
From economic aspects, Brcko is especially important for the Tuzla Podrinje and Zenica-Doboj canton. Brcko future lies in the development of modern agriculture and light industry economy. Brcko has fertile farmland and unskilled labor.

Due to its geographical position, Brcko has great economic conditions in agriculture and food industry and trade, especially as owns the largest market in this part of Europe - "Arizona".

Some information

Settlements in what is now the city existed in the Roman period, and
even in prehistoric times. This is confirmed by a number of objects found during archaeological research. This is quite understandable considering the fertility of the land and wealth of fish in the river.
The first mention of Brcko found in Turkish documents from 1548. when he ceases to be a border fortress and became a stop on the way from Salt Venetian Obrovac. Already 1560th name Barka town on the Sava riverbank writes Flemish geographer Gerhard Kremer, author of the first maps of the world, and for this period is tied and the beginning of the development of trade in Brcko. In all periods, the city was an important crossroads.
Old part of town along the banks of the Sava and Brke thirties 19th century saw a rapid development, due primarily to the export of raw and dry plums, and Brcko but the 1870th becomes a powerful trading center.

It is funny oral folks legends about the name of city. One legend says that the girls were splatter (Serbian: брчкање, read - brchkanje) in the river when they were young mans secretly watched. According to another legend, the city was named after a splatter (Serbian: брчкање, read - brchkanje) whiskered guys (Serbian: бркати момци, read - brkati momci) in the river.

Brcko District was officially established on 8 March 2000, one year after an international arbitration for Brcko. Brcko District was formed on the whole territory of the former municipality of Brcko. The center of District is a Brcko city.

The Office of the High Representative in Brcko District is closed on 1. September 2012, in accordance with the decision of the Peace Implementation Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Supervision of Brcko District will continue, and the arbitral tribunal in Washington is responsible for resolving any disputes concerning the District.

A litlle things that mean something?

Today in region Brčko District are 155 establishments that have documented as objects of cultural and historical heritage. Of these building only eight are declared national monuments. These are: the City Hall, the Sava or the Atik Mosque, Kočić / Kučukalić houses, buildings of Islahijet (muslim economic, cultural and humanitarian society founded 1907), the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, and the White Tower Gradaščevića, Aziz Mosque in Brezovo Polje and Tzintzar Cemetery in White.
The Government of Brčko District hopes that the Commission of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina has some significant buildings awarded national status. It is about the buildings in which they are housed Grand hotel "Posavina", Economic Bank, First post, and a number of buildings on the Square Youth and Konačkom hill. Also, the same status are expected for the building of a primary school that had been previously placed Merchant Academy, the Palace of Palestine, as well as the Church of the Holy Virgin in factory Majevica in Grčić village.
For now, Commission to Preserve National Monuments keep records of cultural and historical heritage for the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina and define the so-called provisional list of 20 objects from the District, as a whole, and one ambient. This part of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic Streets in the village of Serbian towns (Srpska varoš).
For each of the four zones were established safeguards, as a whole, and for individual objects, which considers the scope and type of work on the buildings under protection.

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  • Pros:very friendlly people
  • Cons:still in reconstructed
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  • Last visit to Brcko: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated Jan 12, 2013
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