Miljacka (Cyrillic script: Миљацка) is a river in Bosnia
and Herzegovina that passes through Sarajevo.
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Miljacka river in Sarajevo, 1914.
Miljacka river originates from the confluence of the Paljanska
Miljacka and Mokranjska
Miljacka rivers. The Paljanska Miljacka, 13
kilometres (8.1 mi) in length, begins around 10 kilometres
(6.2 mi) eastward in the town of Pale, under the slopes of
Jahorina (near Begovina) at an elevation of 1,025 metres
(3,363 ft). The Mokranjska Miljacka, 21 kilometres (13 mi)
in length, springs from a large cave, yet to be fully explored, near
the village of
Kadino Selo at an elevation of 1,135 metres
(3,724 ft) near the base of
Miljacka is a rather small river, only 38 kilometres (24 mi)
long, with an average discharge of 5.7 m³/s into the
Bosna river in
Miljacka river flows from east to west.
The cave at the spring of Mokranjska Miljacka, located about 7
kilometres (4.3 mi) from the village of Mokro, near Pale, is
officially the longest cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina. New species of
spiders, Nemanela Lade, other animals (bats) and paleontological
finds, traces of humans, and Stalactites have been found there, as
Pisolite rocks. A skeleton head of a cave bear has also
been found at this location.PDF source Researchers believe to have
discovered bubbles of air, a possible sign of tectonic activity.
The length of the cave so far explored is 7.2 kilometres (4.5 mi)
as of Aug. 2015. The exact location of the cave is not yet mapped
out for the public, but local authorities have released a map which
can be used to find its location as well as a gallery of discoveries
within the cave.
Because of its poor discharge, the
Miljacka is known for its peculiar
smell and brown waters.
Miljacka river cascades, which regulate the
waterbed and enrich the water with oxygen, trap plastic scraps,
stranded balls, car tires, and various other waste. The main collector
that drains fecal matter is parallel to the flow of the river up to
its mouth at the river Bosna. The sewer system is not connected to the
main collector, causing leakage of fecal matter directly into the
waters of the
Miljacka in several places. During the Bosnian War,
water treatment was stopped and plant equipment was looted, preventing
the local government from dealing with the issue. Estimations of the
cost to repair the wastewater plant range from 50 to 60 million euros.
In April 2015, a project called Čista rijeka
Miljacka (Clean river
Miljacka) was presented. The aim of the project is to bring the river
status to category A, which would make the water clean enough for
In August 2015,
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
Latin Bridge was the site of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Miljacka Bentbaša dam
Fishing on Dariva (
Fishing near Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge
There are over a dozen bridges over the river Miljacka. Some of the
better known ones are:
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. However, due to
the shallowness of the river (only 10 centimetres (3.9 in) deep)
and the ineffectiveness of the cyanide pill he swallowed in his
suicide attempt, he was dragged out alive and arrested.
Festina lente bridge
Skenderija Bridge (also known as Ajfelov most)
Suada and Olga bridge
Suada and Olga bridge (also known as Vrbanja most)
Bosmal Bridge (Malaysian-Bosnian Friendship Bridge), also known as
Malezijski most and Bosmalov most.
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Miljacka in Sarajevo.
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Coordinates: 43°52′08″N 18°17′28″E / 43.869°N
18.291°E / 43