|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Elevation||925 m (3,035 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The village is named after the river Šuica. The very name, signifies not only the settlement but also the area of Šuica Valley around the upper course of the river where there are several villages situated at the crossroads of Bosnia, Dalmatia and Herzegovina.
Area of the Šujica Valley was inhabited at least since the time of the Illyrians. Among the few remains of the Illyrian tribe Delmatae there are several tombs. More archaeological remains date from the time of Roman rule in this area. Through the Valley passed the Roman trade and military road connecting cities of Salona and Servitium. It passed east of the river Šujica source in Stržanj where a fortress that served as a watchtower was located.
The name of Šuica was first mentioned in 1516 in the Ottoman census of taxpayers as a settlement in nahiye Kupres in the kadiluk of Neretva. The census mentions the village Šuica with seven Christian houses. Fifteen years later, the second list mentions 34 residents of Šuica who serves as guardians of the gorge (probably Stržanj) and were thus exempt from all taxes except the one for cereals.
Bishop Pavo Dragicevic who was on a pastoral visit to the extinct Diocese of Duvno in 1741 and 1742, registered that there are 5 houses and 46 residents in Šuica, while in 1768 bishop Marijan Bogdanović registered 14 houses and 161 residents.
The population of Šuica was as follows:
|year of census||1991.||1981.||1971.|
|Croats||1.313 (90,80%)||1.345 (90,81%)||1.365 (90,87%)|
|Muslims by nationality||119 (8,22%)||123 (8,30%)||121 (8,05%)|
|Serbs||2 (0,13%)||3 (0,20%)||12 (0,79%)|
|Yugoslavs||3 (0,20%)||6 (0,40%)||0|
|others and unknown||9 (0,62%)||4 (0,27%)||4 (0,26%)|
In the plain Bara (Marsh) below the hill on which the village Bogdašić is located, lies unexplored the archaeological site Crkvine. The name (Croatian word crkva means church) indicates that there are remains of the church. The remains were further damaged because the area is not protected and because in the past the people took and used the stones from the site.
Among the significant buildings in the village is Catholic church of saint Anthony of Padua. The original church was built of stone in 1872, eight years after the establishment of the parish based in Šujica. The bell tower of the church was built in 1962. In 1969 the old church was razed to the ground and then new one was built which still exists.
In the local community exists a football club Šujica (Croatian: Nogometni klub Šujica), founded in 16 October 1972. It competes in the inter-cantonal league of Herzeg-Bosnia Canton and West Herzegovina Canton.
In 2008 the taekwondo club Šujica was founded.
Šuica Half Marathon
|Šuica Half Marathon|
The Šuica Half Marathon (Croatian: Šujički polumaraton) is an annual half marathon road running race. It starts in Kupres, passes through Kupres Plateau and finishes in the village of Šujica. The altitude of Kupres Plateau that goes above 1000m and summer temperatures represent an additional challenge for runners. Among the known participants of this half marathon were Lisa Nemec, Đuro Kodžo, Milan Bandić and Marija Vrajić.
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