Manjača

Manjača is a name of a mountain located 22 km south of the city Banja Luka,[1] in northern part of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Manjača
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Landscape of Mountain Manjača
Highest point
Elevation1,239 m (4,065 ft)
Coordinates44°34′05″N 17°03′27″E / 44.56806°N 17.05750°E / 44.56806; 17.05750Coordinates: 44°34′05″N 17°03′27″E / 44.56806°N 17.05750°E / 44.56806; 17.05750
Naming
Native nameМањача  (Serbian)
Geography
Manjača is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manjača
Manjača
Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina
LocationBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

HistoryEdit

The region was a stronghold during World War II for Serbian nationalist Chetnik fighters. After the climax of the war, the new communist government of Josip Broz Tito dispersed the local Serb population as retribution and established a large army base and firing range for the new Yugoslav People's Army (JNA).

It held a significant military base of the JNA in the second part of 20th century and was one of the military strongholds of the Army of Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War. The mountain became internationally renowned as it was the site of the Manjača prison camp run by Republika Srpska authorities.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Na Manjači grade turističko-rekreacijski kompleks". poslovni.hr (in Croatian). 17 June 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.

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