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The MILJACKA (Cyrillic script : Миљацка) is a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina that passes through Sarajevo
Sarajevo
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Characteristics

* 1.1 Mokranjska Miljacka
Miljacka
cave

* 2 Environment * 3 Image gallery * 4 Bridges * 5 References

CHARACTERISTICS

Miljacka
Miljacka
river in Sarajevo, 1914.

The Miljacka
Miljacka
river originates from the Paljanska- Miljacka
Miljacka
river and the Mokranjska Miljacka
Miljacka
river confluence, though the Paljanska Miljacka, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) long river, spring up around 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) eastward from the town of Pale , under the slopes of Jahorina near Begovina at 1025 metres a.s.l., and the Mokranjska Miljacka, 21 kilometres (13 mi) long river, spring up from a large cave, yet to be explored, near Kadino Selo village at 1,135 metres a.s.l. under the slopes of Romanija mountains.

The Miljacka
Miljacka
is a rather small river, only 38 kilometres (24 mi) long with average discharge of 5.7 m³/s at the City of Sarajevo
Sarajevo
, and right tributary of the Bosna river. Hence the origin and the estuary, the Miljacka
Miljacka
river flows from the east to the west.

MOKRANJSKA MILJACKA CAVE

The cave at the spring of Mokranjska Miljacka
Miljacka
about 7 km from village Mokro near town Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina , is officially the longest cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina. New species of spider, Nemanela Lade, and other animals (bats) and other paleontological finds, traces of humans and Stalactites have been found here as well as Pisolite rocks. A skeleton head of cave bear has also been found at this location.PDF source The researches believe to have discovered bubbles of air as a possible sign of tectonic activity. The length of the cave so far explored is 7200 m (as at Aug. 2015). The exact location of the cave is not as yet mapped out for public, but local authorities have released the map by which it is possible to locate it as well as gallery of discoveries within the cave.

ENVIRONMENT

Because of its poor discharge, the Miljacka
Miljacka
is known for its peculiar smell and brown waters. Miljacka
Miljacka
river cascades, which regulate the waterbed and enrich the water with oxygen, are a twirling trap for plastic scraps, stranded balls, car tires and various waste. The main collector that drains the fecal matter is parallel with the flow of Miljacka
Miljacka
up to its mouth to the river Bosna. The sewer system is not connected to the main collector, causing leakage of fecal matter directly into the waters of Miljacka
Miljacka
on several places. Due to Bosnian War water treatment was stopped and plant equipment looted preventing local government to deal with the issue as estimations to repair the wastewater plant run between 50 and 60 million euros.

In April 2015, project Čista rijeka Miljacka
Miljacka
(Clean river Miljacka) was presented. The aim of the project is to bring the river status to category A, meaning for water to be clean for swimming.source

In August 2015, Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Grad signed a contract with ER Project d.o.o company to clean up 48 river cascades from Šeher-Ćehaja bridge to Dolac Malta suburb bridge.source

IMAGE GALLERY

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Paljanska Miljacka
Miljacka
source *

The Latin Bridge was the site of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand *

Bentbaša dam *

Fishing near Miljacka
Miljacka
Bentbaša dam *

Fishing on Dariva ( Miljacka
Miljacka
Canyon) *

Fishing near Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge

BRIDGES

There are over a dozen bridges over the river Miljacka. Some of the better known ones are:

* Goat\'s Bridge * Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge * Careva ćuprija * Latin Bridge (Principov most). It was close to this bridge that the murder of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria was carried out by Gavrilo Princip . Another member of the Bosnia-Herzegovinian Mlada Bosna movement, Nedeljko Čabrinović leapt into the river here just after throwing a grenade against the archduke's car, but due to the shallowness of the 10 centimetres (3.9 in) deep river (as well as because of the ineffective cyanide pill he swallowed in his suicide attempt), he was dragged out alive and arrested. * Ćumurija Bridge * Drvenija Bridge * Čobanija Bridge * Festina lente bridge * Skenderija Bridge (also known as Ajfelov most) * Suada and Olga bridge (also known as Vrbanja most) * Bosmal Bridge (Malaysian -Bosnian Fri