Simin Han

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Simin Han
Simin Han is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Simin Han
Simin Han
Coordinates: 44°31′38.7″N 18°44′31.6″E / 44.527417°N 18.742111°E / 44.527417; 18.742111
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canton Tuzla Canton
Elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Population (12 April 2013)
 • Total 1,325
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +387 (35)

Simin Han is a town west of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has a population of 1,325. It has a school, a mosque, and a youth soccer training centre. There is an Eastern part with a population of 134; its neighboring towns are Gornja Tuzla and Slavinovići.

History[edit]

During the Bosnia Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire, people would use this place as an overnight sleeping place, in Turkish language Han, in the 17th century, people started populating the town, building houses and other buildings, including a mosque; the mosque is still standing today and shortly renovated. The origin of the name Simin is Turkish, and means "Silvery".

Sports[edit]

The dominant sport in Simin Han is football. It has one football training centre, owned by local club Sloga Simin Han; the youth academy has 120 youth players; it has a fierce rivalry with clubs FK Mladost Gornja Tuzla and Proleter Slavinovići. Basketball is also a popular sport in the town, and the main training centre is OKK Sloboda Tuzla, which has 26 players.