Sutjeska (river)


Sutjeska River 3.jpg
Sutjeska River - before entering Sutjeska River canyon
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
43°22′25″N 18°47′40″E / 43.3736°N 18.7944°E / 43.3736; 18.7944Coordinates: 43°22′25″N 18°47′40″E / 43.3736°N 18.7944°E / 43.3736; 18.7944
Basin features
ProgressionDrinaSavaDanubeBlack Sea

The Sutjeska (Serbian Cyrillic: Сутјеска; pronounced [sûtjɛska]) is a 35 km-long river in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a tributary of the Drina river, which it meets south of Foča. The literal meaning of "sutjeska" is "gorge, canyon".


The Sutjeska River could be considered main river basin largely located within Sutjeska National Park itself. The Sutjeska divides Zelengora Mountain from Maglić, Volujak and Bioč mountains, and has carved impressive canyon 3,936 feet (1,200 m) deep, and Tjentište valley through the middle of the park.[1][2]


Hrčavka River valley, tributary of the Sutjeska within Sutjeska National Park

Tributaries of the Sutjeska are:

  • left tributaries are Klobučarica Creek, Jabučnica Creek, and Hrčavka River;
  • right tributaries are Suški Creek (also called Suha River or Creek Sušica), Prijevor Creek and Perućica Creek.

Historical significance

It is famous for having been the site of the World War II Battle of the Sutjeska.

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Sutjeska National Park - BH Tourism Official website


  1. ^ "Maglic". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ "2012 'Summit for Danny' Bosnia & Herzegovina Climb Mount Maglic, Bosnia's Highest Peak, in Support of the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Treatment Center" (PDF). Day 5, 7 September ~ Sutjeska National Park. pp. 7–9. Retrieved 16 July 2011.