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Butmir is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Municipality Ilidža
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Butmir is a neighborhood in Ilidža municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo International Airport, the main airport of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Butmir.

Horse races are held at Butmir.[1]


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 United States. [1]

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