The Bosna River springs in the village of Vrutci near Ilidza, at the foothills of the Igman Mountain, 500 meters above the sea level. The spring is one of the main tourist attractions of Sarajevo.
It is the third longest river in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the country’s three major rivers, along with the Neretva and Vrbas Rivers.
The Bosna River flows for 271 kilometers through the central part of Bosnia and in the Roman period it was called the Bosona. It is supposed that the name is probably of Illyrian origin.
The Bosna River flows into the Sava River near Bosanski Samac. Its biggest tributaries are the Zeljeznica, Miljacka, Fojnica, Lasva, Gostovic, Krivaja, Usora, and Spreca rivers.
The Bosna River valley is home to almost a million people, Sarajevo, Visoko, Kakanj, Zenica, Zavidovici, Zepce, Maglaj, Doboj, Modrica and Bosanski Samac are all situated on the river.