Butmir

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Butmir
Бутмир
Butmir is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Butmir
Butmir
Coordinates: 43°49′N 18°20′E / 43.817°N 18.333°E / 43.817; 18.333Coordinates: 43°49′N 18°20′E / 43.817°N 18.333°E / 43.817; 18.333
Country  Bosnia
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Butmir is a neighborhood of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a small but fairly important and well-known neighborhood of several thousand people. Sarajevo city center is to the northeast. Between Sarajevo and Butmir is the Sarajevo International Airport, the main airport of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Geography[edit]

The Butmir region is very rich in flint. A small stream passes through before connecting to the Željeznica river in central Ilidža.

Historical importance[edit]

Butmir is known for archaeological finds dating back to the neolithic period. The residents some 4,500 years ago formed a distinct group, which is today known as the Butmir Culture.

NATO Training Base[edit]

Butmir contains an important NATO base in this region. The Training Centre Butmir near Sarajevo is one of the 15 verified NATO training centres. The Butmir Training Centre was formed in April 2005 through partnership of 12 countries, including the USA. [1]

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