Srebrenica is a town in the east of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Republika Srpska entity.
It is a small mountain town, its main industry being salt mining and a nearby spa.
In 1991 there were 37,213 people in the Srebrenica municipality: 27118 Bosniaks (72.9%), 9381 Serbs (25.2%), 372 Yugoslavs (1%), 40 Croats (0.1%) and 302 others (0.8%).
The town of Srebrenica itself had 5,754 residents: 64% Bosniaks, 29% Serbs, 5.3% Yugoslavs, 1% others, 0.7% Croats .
Before 1992, there was a metal factory in the town, and lead, zinc, and gold mines nearby.
The town's name (Srebrenica) means "silver mine".
During the war in Bosnia (1992-1995), the town became a Bosniak enclave surrounded by the Bosnian Serbs, and a safe area guarded by UNPROFOR.
In July 1995, the town was occupied, the Bosnian Serb army deported the population, and its surroundings became the site of the Srebrenica massacre of several thousand Bosniak men and boys by Bosnian Serbs.
The town contains a memorial cemetery which was unveiled by former US President Bill Clinton in 2003.
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Hui Chin and I took some time out during our visit to Bosnia and explored the city quiet thoroughly during our stay.
Unfortunately I do not have many of my photos left, although we had four cameras between us and we taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my cameras, with large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them with my valet and money, were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife'.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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