Perućica is one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. It is located in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the border with Montenegro. It is part of the Sutjeska National Park.[2]

Perućica
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Perućica Forest Reserve
Map showing the location of Perućica
Map showing the location of Perućica
Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina
LocationRepublika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates43°19′N 18°42′E / 43.317°N 18.700°E / 43.317; 18.700Coordinates: 43°19′N 18°42′E / 43.317°N 18.700°E / 43.317; 18.700[1]
Area14 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Established1962
VisitorsOpen all year (in Open all year)
WebsitePerućica official website
Skakavac Waterfall (75 meters) in Perućica primeval forest.
The primeval forest.


Perućica Forest Reserve is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) long, 1–3 kilometres (0.62–1.86 mi) wide, and has an area of 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres). It is a UNESCO recognized site. The forest has many trees that are 300 years old, and the primeval forest's vintage is stated to be 20,000 years. In some stretches the forest growth is almost impenetrable, and the forest can only be explored in the company of rangers.[3]

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