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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Contract award notice: elektrostrojarski works - the construction of facilities for flood the town - right bank of the neretva river (electro-mechanical works) in the field when metkovic and vid- ts, - pumping station, - control of the constitution and - the cable route.
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.
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
To illustrate his point, he says that in Sarajevo Europe starts in the middle of the bridge over the Neretva River in Mostar.
Mostar suffered gravely during the Balkan War as Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) and Bosnian Croats exchanged artillery salvo across the banks of the Neretva River.
My final treat on the Dalmatian Coast was a riverboat trip along the Neretva River, about an hour's drive from Tucepi.
Built in 1566, the soaring arch of the old bridge at Mostar stood intact for 427 years, spanning the blue-green waters of the Neretva River through peace and war, floods and earthquakes, and the passage of centuries.
A high-speed boat trip through the Finnish Archipelago, a Neretva River Delta Photo Safari encompassing two countries -- Croatia and Boznia Herzogovinia, or "The Zozimus Experience" which revisits the scenes of great escapes, murders and mythical happenings within the medieval city of Dublin inject a fresh look at familiar places.
Spanning the Neretva River, the bridge was built by the Ottoman Turks in 1566 of 456 blocks of stone, hundreds of which fell into the river when the bridge was destroyed in 1993 during the Croat-Muslim war.
Consider, as a case study, the unique and ruggedly scenic Neretva River Canyon, one of the deepest in Europe and home to at least 32 endemic types of animals and plant.
THE BRIGHT TURQUOISE NERETVA RIVER flows through the center of Mostar, dividing this ancient city in Bosnia-Herzegovina in half.
And you would have to be a certified nutter to dive from the Mostar Bridge in Bosnia's bomb-ravaged capital into the rocky Neretva River, 100 metres below.