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Vlašić mountain

Vlašić is a mountain in geographical center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its highest peak is Paljenik with an elevation of 1,943 m. It is famous for its pastures, cattle-breeding and cheese. It is closest to the town of Travnik, which it overlooks.

Vlašić is a mountain in Central Bosnia. The most part of it is situated in the Central-Bosnia Canton and only partially in Republic of Srpska. Due to its position, the major part of Vlašić area belongs to several municipalities: Travnik, Kotor Varoš, Skender Vakuf, Dobretići, Vitez and Zenica. The nearest town is Travnik.

The Vlašić plateau is on the height of 1,300 meters, and the peak Paljenik (or Opaljenik) is the highest point (1.933 m) in this area. The climate on Vlašić is primarily mountainous, however in lower points of river valleys the climate is moderately continental. The average winter temperature is 1°C and the average summer temperature is 14,2°C. In winter period, with snowing during five months, the snow cover is amounting 1,5-2,1 meters. The snowing regime is varying and characterized by sudden and extreme changes, especially in spring.

The most popular touristic place is Babanovac (under Paljenik), recently established as a new center of winter tourism, often visited both by local and foreign guests. Vlašić is one of the most visited touristic destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is known by its long tradition of producing the famous Vlašić cheese. Vlašić is also suitable for bee-keeping and the country tourism is also being developed in recent years.