Expats will be made to feel welcome in the multicultural city of Tuzla in Bosnia Herzegovina. The third largest city in the country, Tuzla has a population of just over 120,000 and is seen as the chief economic, cultural and tourist center in the region. The name Tuzla comes from the Turkish word tuz which means salt and it refers to the vast deposits of salt underneath the city. The mining of salt and coal has played an important role in the economic prosperity of Tuzla. Expatriates in Tuzla will find that to this day, coal is extensively mined as is salt, although the latter to a lesser extent. The city has three huge lakes which have been developed as tourist attractions, complete with waterfalls and water toboggans. Thousands of tourists flock to these resorts every day in the summer. Expats living in Tuzla can always sign up on InterNations and see if they can pick up any tips about the area, get general advice about life in Bosnia Herzegovina from fellow expat members, or maybe even discover the odd tidbit of information about their new home. Tuzla can, for example, claim the distinction of having held a world record for couples kissing after 6980 couples kissed for 10 seconds in 2007.
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Expatriates relocating to Tuzla will find that the cty can offer a rich cultural mix. The history of Tuzla dates back to the 9th century and it is one of the oldest settlements in Europe. Today, modern Tuzla is served by an international airport at Dubrave. The airport was home to NATO troops and American military but now caters for civilian flights. The city has good public transport with an integrated bus service and a railway station with departures for the main centers of Sarajevo, Zagreb and Belgrade. Home to two universities, the city offers plenty of cultural attractions to any expat moving to Tuzla, including the Portrait Gallery and the Eastern Bosnia Museum which has ethnological, artistic and historical exhibits on show from the region. . And InterNations is a great source of information for expats, so be sure to check our platform out and get in touch with fellow expatriates living in Tuzla and around the world.
Seen as the industrial heart of Bosnia with a diverse industrial sector and an ever-growing service center, Tuzla is a bustling city. The city has introduced free internet access across the center and expats working in Tuzla will find it offers an interesting mix of the old and the modern. The Tuzla Power Plant is the largest in the country and most of the coal mined here is used to power the plant. For things to do after work, active expatriates in Tuzla can look forward to various sport opportunities, with football and basketball being the most popular sports in Tuzla. Martial arts, including karate, are also popular, as is gymnastics. See what other information on Tuzla, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in general, is available on InterNations that could be useful to you and use the various forums, discussion boards and private messages system to socialize and network with fellow expats.