Međeđa (Višegrad)

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Međeđa is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates: 43°44′1″N 19°10′52″E / 43.73361°N 19.18111°E / 43.73361; 19.18111
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity  Republika Srpska
Municipality Višegrad
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Međeđa train station after opening in 1906

Međeđa (Serbian: Међеђа) is a village in the municipality of Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] Međeđa is located in the Međeđa gorge, which is for the most part flooded by the water reservoir, created for the Višegrad hydroelectric power plant.

The Bosnian Eastern Railway from Sarajevo to Uvac and Vardište was built through Međeđa during the Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Construction of the line started in 1903. It was completed in 1906, using the 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) track gauge. With the cost of 75 million gold crowns, which approximately translates to 450 thousand gold crowns per kilometer, it was one of the most expensive railways in the world built by that time.[2] The railway station in Međeđa operated as a junction railway station to destinations of Sarajevo, Uvac and Vardište. The extensions were built from Uvac to Priboj, and from Vardište to Belgrade in 1928.[3] The line was closed down in 1978, and dismantled afterwards.[2] The site of the former railway station was flooded by the water reservoir in 1989.[4]


  1. ^ Official results from the book: Ethnic composition of Bosnia-Herzegovina population, by municipalities and settlements, 1991. census, Zavod za statistiku Bosne i Hercegovine - Bilten no.234, Sarajevo 1991.
  2. ^ a b "Narrow-gauge railway in Višegrad". Tourist organization of Višegrad. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Uskotračne željeznice - Grafikoni" [Narrow-gauge railways - Graphs]. (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 September 2016. (Registration required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Osnovne informacije" [Basic information]. (in Serbian). Retrieved 17 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 43°44′1″N 19°10′52″E / 43.73361°N 19.18111°E / 43.73361; 19.18111