Tuzla is among oldest settlements in Europe with sustained living. The remains of the pile-dwellings from the Neolithic Age, 4500 years BC, prove that Tuzla was rather rich Neolithic settlement and findings from the archeological researches in the locality of Gornja Tuzla (Upper Tuzla) suggest that the area of today's Tuzla had been inhabited back in the Early Stone Age. First written records about Tuzla date from year 950.
Development Strategy of Tuzla is based on three letters T slogan: Tolerance, Talent and Technology. People of Tuzla say that tolerance is condition for the physical existence and development of the town. They believe that love is the fundament on which tolerance should be practiced and developed. The words carved in the granite stone placed at the Tuzla Soni Trg (Salt Square) tell the following:
Tolerance has been taken and practiced in its broad cosmopolitan sense - the open gate presented in the Tuzla Coat of Arms is the symbol of the openness of Tuzla to people and cultures of the whole BiH and from all over the world.
Geographical Settlement [Top]
Tuzla is situated in the central part of the northeast BiH encompassing the area of 303 km2. Favorable geographic position enables good road, railway and air traffic links with other municipalities of BiH as well as with neighboring countries of Croatia, Serbia and Monte Negro and regions of southeast, central and west Europe.
The main road from Tuzla to ®upanja (in Croatia) links Tuzla with the Highway Zagreb-Belgrade and through it with the main European traffic lines. The main road Tuzla-Sarajevo-Mostar-Adriatic Highway and railway line to Ploce Port (Doboj-Zenica-Sarajevo-Mostar), connect Tuzla with the southern parts and Adriatic Coast and enables access to Italian Coast via ferry lines from Croatian coast. The proximity of the Sava river and the Port of Brcko District of BiH (60 km from Tuzla) enables access to European water traffic lines.
Destinations between Tuzla and main European centers are as given below:
Tuzla - Sarajevo (BiH) 120 km (2 hrs & 20 minutes)
Tuzla - Zagreb (Cro) 330 km (3 & 1/2 hrs)
Tuzla - Beograd (Srb) 230 km (3 hrs)
Tuzla - Ljubljana (Slo) 475 km (5 & 1/2hrs)
Tuzla - Podgorica (Mng) 400 km (7 hrs)
Tuzla - Skoplje (FYRM) 650 km (8 hrs)
Tuzla - Beč (A) 700 km (7,5 hrs)
Tuzla - Berlin (De) 1.400 km (14 hrs)
Tuzla - Rim (It) 1.230 km (12 hrs)
Tuzla - Bologna (It) 845 km (8,5 hrs)
Tuzla - Budimpeąta (H) 480 km (7 hrs)
Tuzla - Lozana (Sch) 1.280 km (13,5 hrs)
There are 50 main roads (or 0,165 per km2) , 31 regional road (0,1023 per km2) , and 69 local roads ( 0,228 per km2 ) running through Tuzla.
The electricity and energy sector of municipality consists of electricity network of 1.143,52 km that is satisfactory to cover the electricity needs of business entities, households and other consumer units. The integral part of this sector is the Thermo Power Plant Tuzla with the average annual electricity production of 2.500 GWh.
Water supply network has 550 km with 20.000 recorded consumer units (apartment buildings, households, business and public entities). Potable water supply is continuous without major difficulties.The regulatory plans of the specific urban parts of the municipality have been prepared and the spatial plan of the municipality is in the preparation phase.
Investment locations [Top]
The relevant regulatory plans envisaged establishment of business and investment zones at the Business Development Center & Incubator "Lipnica" that covers the area of 120.000 m2 by. Prilog: slika zone
The capacities of the Center of Modern Technologies - BIT Center Tuzla enable approach to quality business ideas and projects in the field of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) and open investments possibilities in this sector.
Općina Tuzla, (Tuzla Municipality)
Ulica ZAVNOBIH-a broj 11,
Contacts:Mayor of the municipality,
Mr. Jasmin Imamović, 035 252 564, 252 587
Department for Development and Entrepreneurship,
Mr. Safet Husanović, 035 252 185, 261 693
Spatial Planning and Environment Department,
Mr. Slavko Stijepić, 035 277 251, 277 250
Department of International Cooperation:
Mrs. Svjetlana Kakeą, 035 252 313
Web page: www.tuzla.ba
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