Location of Nova Kasaba within Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Nova Kasaba (Cyrillic: Hoвa Кacaбa) is a small town in North-Eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This town is located on the main route between Belgrade and Sarajevo along the banks of River Jadar. The town was settled around Musa-Paša Mosque (1643) which was proclaimed a National Monument in 1951.
The first mention of this town can be traced back to the year of 1641, when a Kara Musa Pasha, Turkish Grand Vizier, asked for a permission to build a mosque and Han (Caravanserai) in the Bosnian Sanjak Municipality, Birač district in the vicinity of the Gojković village. The argument was that Han existed there but it got burned so daily travelers were forced to use local housing for rest and sleepover. This situation created major issues with locals who were slowly forced out from their homes and eventually most of them moved out from the area. With this argument, Kara Musa-Pasha, was granted the building plan and settlement permit.
The construction begun on 16 September 1641 and was completed on 29 May 1643.
The Proof of this exists in the written archives found in Gazi Husrev-Beg's Library:
- Ferman of Sultan Ibrahim 1051. (7–16 September 1641)
- Kara Musa-Pasha endowment 1053. (20–29 May 1643)
Population total: 1042 
Small numbers of people have returned to this town, approximately 50–100 people, which represents 5–10% of the original pre-war population.
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