|State :||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Entity :||Federation of BiH|
|Area :||232 km²|
|Residents :||41,352 (2013)|
|Population density :||178 inhabitants per km²|
|Telephone code :||+387 (0) 32|
|Postal code :||71300|
|Structure and administration (as of 2016)|
|Mayor :||Amra Babić (independent)|
Visoko ( Cyrillic Високо ; German outdated Wissoko ) is a town in the canton of Zenica-Doboj in Bosnia and Herzegovina . It is located at the mouth of the Fojnica River in the Bosna, about 25 kilometers northwest of Sarajevo .
The municipality ( općina ) covers an area of 232 km² and has about 41,000 inhabitants. At the 1991 census, the Visoko community had 44,130 residents. 14,140 people lived in the city itself. Today the city's population is estimated at around 17,000.
Visoko was the seat of the Bosnian bane and kings. In the outskirts of the city are the remains of the Mile monastery church, where some Bosnian kings were crowned (see Tvrtko_I. # Kingship ). More recent archaeological excavations show the remains of a Romanesque church (Roseta), which was part of the city wall on the city hill (Visočica). In 1885 the city had a Greco-Oriental church, 13 mosques, a district court and 4994 mostly Bosniak residents. Visoko used to be one of Bosnia's premier trading centers and had a lively tobacco and leather industry.
Visoko from Mount Visočica
Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Great Martyr Prokopios
Remains of the church in Mile, presumed coronation site of Tvrtko I.
Famous buildings in the city include the Hadži Ibrahim Mosque and the White Mosque ( Bijela džamija or Serefudinova džamija ), built by Zlatko Ugljen in 1980 , and the Franciscan School, built by Ivan Holz in 1905.
Since 2005, the Bosnian builder and author Semir Osmanagić has been spreading the word that the nearby Visočica Mountain is actually a man-made structure. This so-called " Bosnian pyramid " has already become a regional attraction and ensured the development of a regional tourism industry on a limited basis.
Economy and Infrastructure
Visoko is located on the Šamac – Sarajevo railway of the Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (ŽFBH). In 1882, with the opening of the Bosnabahn, the city was connected to the railway network. In 1947 the Yugoslav State Railways converted the Sarajevo - Doboj section of the Bosna Railway to standard gauge and extended the line to Bosanski Šamac . Visoko is the headquarters of the automotive supplier Prevent BH .
The strongest radio station in Bosnia-Herzegovina is located in the Donje Moštre district .
- Lidija Kuliš (* 1992), soccer player
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- Elvedina Muzaferija (* 1999), ski racer
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