Obljaj

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Obljaj

Обљај
Village
Catholic church in Obljaj
Catholic church in Obljaj
Obljaj is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Obljaj
Obljaj
Coordinates: 44°10′42″N 16°23′19″E / 44.17833°N 16.38861°E / 44.17833; 16.38861
Country Bosnia
EntityFederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
MunicipalityBosansko Grahovo
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Obljaj (Serbian Cyrillic: Обљај) is a village near Bosansko Grahovo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Obljaj is located west of Sarajevo and north of Livno near the border with Croatia. It is in the northwest corner of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is administratively part of Canton 10 of the Federation. It is difficult to reach except by small roads.

Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria started World War I, was born here in 1894 and lived here when he was young.[1] His father was a postman in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin S. Doak, Assassination at Sarajevo, Compass Point Books, 2008, p. 39

Coordinates: 44°10′42″N 16°23′19″E / 44.17833°N 16.38861°E / 44.17833; 16.38861