Zenica is located on the Bosna River, and is the fourth largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is sometimes also known by the name "Bistua Nova", which is the name given to the city by the Romans. Zenica is an important economic and transportation hub for the country, and has many attractions and sites which expats living in Zenica may want to visit. Some of the city's most popular attractions include the old town, named "Stara čaršija" and the Zenica Steel Factory. The city has a rich history, and any expatriate living in Zenica will find a number of buildings and monuments which reflect this. Zenica also offers plenty of opportunities for shopping and leisure, whilst the city's nightlife features a number of bars, clubs and live music venues. Plus, the city also boasts a number of restaurants which can offer any newly arrived expatriate in Zenica a taste of the local cuisine.
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Zenica has a low cost of living compared to other major cities in Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital, Sarajevo. Expatriates moving to Zenica will find that there are a number of transport links connecting the city to other parts of the country as well as nearby locations in Europe. The city is approximately 70km north of Sarajevo, which is easily reached by road and rail and as such provides easy access to Sarajevo International Airport. The climate in Zenica tends to be mild, with regular rainfall throughout the year. For expats relocating to Zenica with families, there are a number of schools in the city as well as the University of Zenica offering opportunities for further education. Expats moving to Zenica will benefit from signing up to InterNations and making use of its various features, including the forum pages. With members from over 190 nationalities, expatriates in Zenica are bound to find somebody on InterNations who is able to provide help and advice about moving to and living in Zenica, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina in general.
There are a number of opportunities for expatriates working in Zenica across various industries. Some of the most predominant industries present in the city include agriculture and manufacturing, which may provide an expat with work in these fields. Other areas where expats may find opportunities include in the retail, finance, education and healthcare sectors, as well as the possibility to commute to other areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina for work. To get more information about finding work in Zenica, expatriates should sign up to InterNations and network with fellow expats, for example via the forums or private messages system. InterNations’ content section, as well as InterNations’ members can prove to be a valuable resource to expatriates in Zenica, helping to answer questions about housing, transport, education and others topic. Being well informed about one’s new home can, after all, make settling in that much easier.