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  Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th century as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named.
The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international cooperation and of the coexistence of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.
whc.unesco.org /en/list/946   (267 words)

  Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina): Historical Monuments
When Bosnia-Herzegovina was under Austro-Hungarian administration, Mostar experienced a renewed era of economic and urban development.
The Tabacica mosque situated in the historical core of Mostar in the vicinity of the Old Bridge, in the most touristic part of the town, was built c.
With the assistance of Professor Carlo Blasi of the University of Florence and who has collaborated with UNESCO on various occasions, and thanks to the work of the historical monuments architect, Mr Jean-Louis Taupin, the restoration project is now completed and the restored mosque was inaugurated in June 2000.
www.unesco.org /culture/heritage/tangible/bosnia/html_eng/monument.shtml   (721 words)

 Mostar - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mostar, city in southwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the Neretva River.
Mostar is the main city of Herzegovina, traditionally an administrative...
The largest cities had mixed populations in 1991, but the war and its aftermath made them almost homogenous.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Mostar.html   (105 words)

 Mostar travel guide
Mostar is administrative, economic and cultural seat of Herzegovina.
Before the war, Mostar was famous an important touristic detsination with a large number of cultural-historical monuments, among them the Old Bridge, built in 1566.
Mostar is one of the greatest small cities in the world.
www.world66.com /europe/bosniaandherzegovina/mostar   (302 words)

 History of Mostar
Mostar is the main city of Herzegovina, traditionally an administrative unit within the republic.
Mostar was founded in the 1400s and flourished during the succeeding four centuries of Ottoman rule.
Mostar suffered extensive physical damage as a result of the war and its population declined.
members.tripod.com /badzakm/history.htm   (426 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mostar (Мостар) is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation.
Mostar is situated on the Neretva river and is the fifth-largest city in the country.Mostar was named after its Old Bridge (Stari most) and the towers on its sides, "the bridge keepers" (natively: mostari).
In 1939, Mostar became a part of the Banovina of Croatia, and during the Second World War was an important city in the Independent State of Croatia.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Mostar   (1949 words)

 Introduction to Mostar Bridge
Mostar - The war in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH) caused much pain and destruction.
In 1522 Mostar became the headquarters of the Ottoman administration of Hercegovina.
According to a pre-war consensus, Mostar’s population consisted of 20 % Bosnian-Serbs, 40 % Bosniacs and 40 % Bosnian-Croats.
www.nato.int /sfor/engineers/mostarbridge/introduction/introduc.htm   (421 words)

 Restoration and Adaptivereuse of the Baltit fort, Pakistan
The specific situation faced by the Mostar 2004 group involves the mending of the purposeful and almost mechanical destruction of all physical evidence of the history of the city.
Both the Serbians and Croatians predicated the attack on Mostar on a claim of ownership, and it therefore must be a Bosnian effort to reassert the identity of the city.
Mostar's civic identity was, in the past, defined by a much more complex set of relationships, such as the bazaar, the mosque, the hamam, and the spaces generated between them.
web.mit.edu /akpia/www/AKPsite/4.239/mostar/mostar.html   (3988 words)

Mostar was first named as a city in the 1400s during Ottoman rule.
Although Serbs and Croats had lived in Mostar for centuries, it was not until the mid 1800s that churches joined the mosques in the city.
Uli went to Mostar to teach teenagers from both sides of the river photography.
www.crucibleofwar.com /mostar.htm   (773 words)

Municipal elections were held in Mostar on June 30 in an effort to end the city’s three-year-old division into a Croat-controlled western sector and a Muslim-controlled east.
This prospect obviously has little appeal to Mostar’s Croat politicians, who have never had any intention of cooperating in the city’s reunification and who in fact want Mostar either to be the capital of a Bosnian Croat state or to be absorbed into Croatia.
Mostar is home to about 55,000 Muslims and 45,000 Croats, but the Muslim sector lies in ruins and lacks regular water, electricity and gas supplies.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Harvey_Morris/mostar.htm   (818 words)

 The Old City of Mostar - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Mostar turned out to be a great surprise and a wonderful city.
On weekends during the summer people from all around go to Mostar to party between the restored buildings, but also in the shot down ruins that are still all around the city.
Mostar is easy to reach on coach tours from the Croatian resorts and visitors are obviously returning in some mnumbers.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/mostar.html   (794 words)

 Visit Mostar - About Mostar
The city of Mostar is situated in a beautiful valley bedded between high mountains of Herzegovina.
It is thanks to the river Neretva that Mostar was able to develop as a city in the desert-like landscape of Herzegovina.
Neretva’s size turned Mostar very early in to a trading centre of the region.
www.visitmostar.net /Mostar.htm   (151 words)

 America Rebuilds II: Return to Ground Zero . Mostar Bridge | PBS
Workers had recovered some of the original stone from the river bottom after the bridge's destruction and cut the remainder from the same quarry used by the Ottomans in the 16th century.
The rebuilding of Mostar continues, and Pasic is involved with several ongoing projects.
Though Mostar is far from a united city, the rebuilding and reopening of the 16th century bridge was heralded as a major step toward reconciliation and a victory for tolerance and coexistence in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina.
www.pbs.org /americarebuilds2/memorial/memorial_mostar.html   (1004 words)

 Mostar, Bosnia  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The Austro-Hungarian Empire absorbed Mostar in 1878 and then it became part of Yugoslavia in the aftermath of World War I. Since 1881 Mostar has been the seat of the Bishopric of Mostar-Duvno.
After the Serbs were driven out, the heavily armed, Croatia funded Bosnian-Croat forces (HVO) turned their guns at their once allies, the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in hope of capturing the whole city for themselves in the light of Bosnian Croat Secessionist campaign.
HVO forces (and its smaller divisions) engaged in a mass execution, ethnic cleansing and rape on the Bosnian people of the West Mostar and its surrounds and a fierce siege and shelling campaign on the Bosnian Government run East Mostar.
www.galenfrysinger.com /bosnia_mostar.htm   (722 words)

 Mostar Wave: INFO
Mostar è una piccola città di 80.000 abitanti che si trova in Bosnia Erzegovina, tuttora in fase di ricostruzione urbana e sociale dopo le devastazioni della guerra e la successiva divisione in due zone con un invisibile "muro" etnico/religioso.
To do Mostar Wave they are technically followed and helped by the Stradanove team with the aim that this professional experience can give to them new work opportunities and can be a step to the cultural and economic development of their country.
Mostar Wave is a Cooperation Project of the Comune di Modena with the town of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina).
www.stradanove.net /mostar/info/index.htm   (321 words)

 Mostar travel guide - Wikitravel
Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The highlight in Mostar is the famous Old Bridge (Stari most), built by the Ottaman Turks in 1566.
You won't be able to miss it while walking around the bazaar in Mostar's Old Town, as there is loud music emanating from the entrance.
wikitravel.org /en/Mostar   (628 words)

"We are present in Mostar in order to breathe fresh life into an exceptional heritage which, after having been used as a target, needs to become a rallying sign, a sign of recognition, the powerful symbol of a plural identity founded on mutual trust," said Koïchiro Matsuura.
In 1998, UNESCO, the World Bank and the city of Mostar issued a joint statement and launched an appeal for the reconstruction of the Old Bridge in Mostar, which was answered by five donor countries (Croatia, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey), as well as the Council of Europe Development Bank.
While the World Bank was responsible for the financial part of the project and the city of Mostar handled the disbursement of the funds, UNESCO's main task was to ensure the technical and scientific coordination.
portal.unesco.org /es/ev.php-URL_ID=21839&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (946 words)

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