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River „Buna“ Spring

East of Mostar is the spring of the Buna River, and it is the largest karst spring in Europe with an average annual flow of 43 m³ per second. The spring is located below a 200m high stone cliff, and the Dervish Tekija was built nearby, which was mentioned in 1664 by the travel writer Evlija Ćelebija. The water springs from a 17-meter-wide cave, and according to research, the underground flow of the Buna spring is about 200 m long. Throughout the year, the water is extremely cold and clean, which favors the development and habitat of various endemic species, such as brown trout. The river is 9 km long and finally flows into the Neretva.

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In the 15th century, the Kosača family ruled the area of Hum (Herzegovina) and was one of the most powerful noble families in the Kingdom of Bosnia. There are assumptions that the family was named after the village of Kosač near the Piva and Tara river. The influence and power of Kosača can be seen during the time of the first Bosnian king Tvrtko I.
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