Geology of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the Dinarides or Dinarian Alps, a mountain range running parallel to the Mediterranean coast from northwest to southeast. The Dinarian Alps are a little lower than the Alps, but still impressive. The highest point is the summit of Maglic Mountain, 2,386 m asl. The more southern location results in a higher vegetation zone. The mountains are almost completely composed of limestone and heavily karstified. Numerous deep caves and shafts are known. And of course there are impressive gorges, three of them exceptionally deep, the canyon of the Tara River is the deepest gorge of Europe. The area is popular with hikers, climbers, mountaineers and whitewater rafters as well.