View of Olovo
Location of Olovo within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|• Municipality president||Alija Hadžiabdić (SBiH)|
|• Total||407,8 km2 (1,575 sq mi)|
|Population (2013 census)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+387 32|
The town Olovo is on Sarajevo-Tuzla highway and is located 50 km northeast Sarajevo. Olovo is a part of the Zenica-Doboj Canton. Recently, there have been aims to try and have Olovo be a part of the Sarajevo Canton, however as of today, Olovo is still within the Zenica-Doboj Canton . Since the Middle Age there have been well known lead ore deposits, and the town was named after lead (olovo means lead in Bosnian).
It is best known for its occasional bull-fights and for the youth visiting it from nearby villages. An extremely superior characteristic of Olovo is its very effective spa, dating back from the period of Roman reign in the area.
Olovo has many small villages in the vicinity, and they are: Čuništa, Solun, Hadre, Bukovdo, Milankovići, Kamensko, Jelaške, Careva Ćuprija, Lišći, Gurdići, Dugandžići, Čude, Petrovići, Klis, Kolakovići, Berisalići, Brda, Luke, Lavšići, Ponijerka, Grabovica, Dreželj, Paklenik, Majna, Radačići, Ajvatovići, Miljevići, Rudine, Ligatići and Bakići.
- Official website (Bosnian)
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