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Tara River In Bosnia

You have certainly heard that Tara goes by the name “Tear of Europe” due to its purity. You can drink water from its stream anywhere you catch it, in every part of its flow. Other important characteristic of Tara is that this river’s canyon is 1300m deep, which makes it the greatest canyon in Europe and the second in the world, right after river Colorado in America.

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River Tara is born by a joint effort of rivers Opasnica i Verusha in the foothill of Komovi Mountain. Her stream is as long as 144km: 104km flows in Montenegro and 40km in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At Šćepan polje, Tara joins Piva and gives birth to Drina.You have certainly heard that Tara goes by the name “Tear of Europe” due to its purity. You can drink water from its stream anywhere you catch it, in every part of its flow. Other important characteristic of Tara is that this river’s canyon is 1300m deep, which makes it the greatest canyon in Europe and the second in the world, right after river Colorado in America. Since 1977, Tara canyon is under the protection of UNESCO, and it is in the category of 25 the most important world natural heritages.Just as it enters Bosnia and Herzegovina, river Tara joins Piva and makes an extraordinary green river Drina. Do you know that Drina is one of the most pure watercourses in Europe? Situated in the wild mountain massives, glens and canyons, this natural watershed has 346km long stream. Because it holds a high concentration of dissolved limestone, Drina’s water is know by its green color, and people call it Zelenika or Zelenka. Drina is considered one of the most beautiful rivers of the Balkans region, because in the upper stream it creates numerous meanders, that pace through gorges and valleys. It flows from South to North and instils in Sava.Flora and fauna of this part of the Balkans is not only rare, but wild and rich, representing one of the most important characteristics of the beautiful Tara canyon and Drina rapids. River Tara flow saved numerous species from the impact of time, so we can find specimens of tertiary flora from the ice age. A great part of Tara canyon is covered with softwood, and the most important one is certainly Black Pine. There are pines of this sort up to 50m high and around 400 years old.Tara canyon is a natural habitat of mountain goats, and the same goes for roes and wild boars. Tara has an extremely rich water life, there are a lot of different fish species: trout, huchen, grayling, chub and carp.The bridge on Đurđevića Tara, between the villages Budecevica and Treshnjica, tried to overleap a breathtaking nature of this region. For this magnificent architectural work, Mijat S. Stojanović, one of the greatest architects from Kingdom Yugoslavia, was held responsible. The bridge was built in the late 30s of the 20th century, and at the time it was the biggest road bridge in Europe made of ferroconcrete.In National Park Tara, 53 different species of mammals have been recorded and over 1.000 plant species. If we sum up this data, Tara holds one third of the whole flora in Serbia. Since Drina transforms from the mountain river to the lowland one, it hold 47 species and 14 fish families.
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River Tara is born by a joint effort of rivers Opasnica i Verusha in the foothill of Komovi Mountain. Her stream is as long as 144km: 104km flows in Montenegro and 40km in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At Šćepan polje, Tara joins Piva and gives birth to Drina.

You have certainly heard that Tara goes by the name “Tear of Europe” due to its purity. You can drink water from its stream anywhere you catch it, in every part of its flow. Other important characteristic of Tara is that this river’s canyon is 1300m deep, which makes it the greatest canyon in Europe and the second in the world, right after river Colorado in America. Since 1977, Tara canyon is under the protection of UNESCO, and it is in the category of 25 the most important world natural heritages.

Just as it enters Bosnia and Herzegovina, river Tara joins Piva and makes an extraordinary green river Drina.

Do you know that Drina is one of the most pure watercourses in Europe? Situated in the wild mountain massives, glens and canyons, this natural watershed has 346km long stream. Because it holds a high concentration of dissolved limestone, Drina’s water is know by its green color, and people call it Zelenika or Zelenka. Drina is considered one of the most beautiful rivers of the Balkans region, because in the upper stream it creates numerous meanders, that pace through gorges and valleys. It flows from South to North and instils in Sava.

Flora and fauna of this part of the Balkans is not only rare, but wild and rich, representing one of the most important characteristics of the beautiful Tara canyon and Drina rapids. River Tara flow saved numerous species from the impact of time, so we can find specimens of tertiary flora from the ice age. A great part of Tara canyon is covered with softwood, and the most important one is certainly Black Pine. There are pines of this sort up to 50m high and around 400 years old.

Tara canyon is a natural habitat of mountain goats, and the same goes for roes and wild boars. Tara has an extremely rich water life, there are a lot of different fish species: trout, huchen, grayling, chub and carp.

The bridge on Đurđevića Tara, between the villages Budecevica and Treshnjica, tried to overleap a breathtaking nature of this region. For this magnificent architectural work, Mijat S. Stojanović, one of the greatest architects from Kingdom Yugoslavia, was held responsible. The bridge was built in the late 30s of the 20th century, and at the time it was the biggest road bridge in Europe made of ferroconcrete.

In National Park Tara, 53 different species of mammals have been recorded and over 1.000 plant species. If we sum up this data, Tara holds one third of the whole flora in Serbia. Since Drina transforms from the mountain river to the lowland one, it hold 47 species and 14 fish families.

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