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Mostar



Introduction of Mostar
Former capital and now chief city of Herzegovina, on the Neretva River, 50 mi SW of Sarajevo. Knownfrom 1442, in the later 15th century it became themilitary, administrative, and commercial center foran area that gradually declined under Turkish rule. Arebellion occurred here in 1875, and Austria took it over three years later. A growing center of Serbiansentiment, literature and political activism, it passedto Yugoslavia in 1918. Vestiges of its Turkish periodinclude a stone bridge built in 1566 and manymosques. Mostar was attacked by both Serb and Croat forces in 1992-93 and much of the city wasreduced to rubble, but with international support, theold city is being restored.Former capital and now chief city of Herzegovina, on the Neretva River, 50 mi SW of Sarajevo. Knownfrom 1442, in the later 15th century it became themilitary, administrative, and commercial center foran area that gradually declined under Turkish rule. Arebellion occurred here in 1875, and Austria took it over three years later. A growing center of Serbiansentiment, literature and political activism, it passedto Yugoslavia in 1918. Vestiges of its Turkish periodinclude a stone bridge built in 1566 and manymosques. Mostar was attacked by both Serb and Croat forces in 1992-93 and much of the city wasreduced to rubble, but with international support, theold city is being restored.

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