E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022

Water and Man: “Bjeljevine” Near Rudo

Author(s): Ahmet Hadrovic


Complex „BJELJEVINE“ („EXTREMELY GENEROUS WATER“) is located in the Strgacina settlement, in the municipality of Rudo (Geographical coordinates: 43º39'07.29''N, 19º14'13.30''E, elevation: 423). It is about 12 km from Rudo, about 22 km from Gorazde, and about 75 km from Sarajevo (by air). Rudo is the seat of the municipality and is located in the far east of Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the 2013 census, not a single resident lived in Bjeljevina, and according to the 1991 census, there were 91 residents. The complex „BJELJEVINE“ („EXTREMELY GENEROUS WATER“) is 4 km from the river Lim, i.e. the settlement of Strga?ina, where there is an elementary school, a mosque, a local office, a restaurant and several houses. According to the 2013 census, 43 people, mostly Bosniaks, lived in Strgacina.

The aim of this paper is to present a locality in Bosnia and Herzegovina that is known for its wealth of water. The influences of the social environment (1992-1995 war) were extremely destructive for this area, resulting in the displacement of the population. However, the enormous 'embodied mental energy' of the people of this region enlivens this area with occasional, more or less, mass manifestations and thus maintains the continuity of life.

Keywords: Rudo, Bjeljevine, Sustainability

Pages: 37-47

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