Co-sponsored by
World Psychiatric Association

Under the patronage of
European Psychiatric Association

Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

University Clinical Center Tuzla, Department of Psychiatry

Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

About Tuzla

Pille dweling setlement from stone ageHistorical facts about Tuzla, one of the oldest settlements in the area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, date even back to the year 950, the times of Byzantine emperor Porphirogenet. The ancestors of the present inhabitants of Tuzla named the settlement Soli and it became an integral part of the medieval Bosnian state. The county of Soli kept its existence within the medieval Bosnian state up to 1463, when it was occupied by the Turks who named this town Tuzla (Turkish word Tuz meaning salt). Also, the name of „Donja Tuzla“ was changed to Tuzla only, by Austro-Hungarian authorities in 1910, and the city kept this name. Even the small river Jala which runs through the city, according to linguists, owes its name to a Greek word „jalos“, meaning „salt“. Later on, this settlement used to be named Salines since this county was ruled by Romans as well.

Contemporary Tuzla covers an area of 303 km2, settled just underneath the Majevica mountain range in the central part of North-Eastern Bosnia.

This area is one of the most developed regions in the Balkans and it represents an administrative, industrial, cultural and educational center of the wider region, being one of the pillars of the present Bosnia and Herzegovina by its overall characteristics. The City has over 150.000 inhabitants coming from more than twenty various nationalities.

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