Neretva


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Neretva

 

a river in Yugoslavia. Length, 218 km; basin area, about 5,600 sq km. Rises on the slopes of the Zelengora massif; in its upper and middle courses it passes through the Dinaric Alps in a canyonlike valley (a popular tourist area). Below the city of Mostar the valley widens. The river empties into the Adriatic Sea, forming a delta. The average flow rate is 280 cu m per sec; there is flooding in spring and fall. The Jablanica Hydroelectric Power Plant, with an 85-m dam and a reservoir, is on the Neretva. The river is navigable up to the city of Metkovic (20 km from the mouth). The Dubrovnik-Sarajevo highway and railroad run through the Neretva valley.

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Invitation to tender:Performing works on the reconstruction of buildings in the Neretva military barracks
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Heavy metal profile in five fish species included in human diet, domiciled in the end flow of river Neretva (Croatia).
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Escorted excursions to Dubrovnik, Mostar and the Neretva delta, Montenegro, and a cruise to the offshore Elaphite islands ?
The mother only arrived at the hospital on the day of the birth and suffers from an undiscovered gestational diabetes BOSNIA Divers drop by day, left, and by night with lighted torches, right, more than 80 feet down to the Neretva River from the Old Mostar Bridge.
The presentation was attended by representatives of GKM, a Ministry of Economy of Hercegovina Neretva Canton, directors of BIH companies LIGNUM (design and manufacture of furniture), NEOSOFT (IT), HERING (design and construction), SKUTOR, (manufacturing tools for cutting metal and wood), and representatives of Swedish companies DIRECTIT (IT Sweden), BJS-Sweden (wood processing) and others.
El 8 de noviembre de 1993, en el contexto de la guerra de los Balcanes, fue destruido el viejo puente de Mostar, sobre el rio Neretva, simbolo de la epoca otomana de Bosnia y Herzegovina; se construyo en el siglo XVI y lo flanqueaban dos torres: Halebija y Tara.
Heavy rains played havoc with our coastal waters AUSTRALIA A baby ringtail possum weighing only 50 grams sits in a wildlife carer's hand after being fed in Sydney BOSNIA A diver takes a plunge with torches from the 82 feet-high Old Mostar Bridge into the Neretva River during the annual night high diving in Mostar (AP Photo/Amel Emric) ENGLAND People shelter from the rain at a bus stop at Heather, Leicestershire
The joint Yugoslavian-Italian-American-German production The Battle on the River Neretva portrays "the Axis offensive against Yugoslav partisans from January to April 1943.
There are several National Parks important for European genome, such as the Hutovo Blato wetlands near the estuary of the river Neretva and the Una River near Bihac.
To illustrate his point, he says that in Sarajevo Europe starts in the middle of the bridge over the Neretva River in Mostar.