Archaeological finds bear witness to the beginnings of Lustica civilization in this region even in the Neolithic and early Bronze Age. Evidence of human presence in Herceg eventually goes back to the time of the first known inhabitants of this region - the Illyrians. In this region, trade work, coming fifth in the Greek merchants century BC In the third century AD, after the victory over the Illyrians, this area was gripped by the Roman Empire. The fall of the Western Roman Empire 476 The next six centuries of Byzantium is present here.
In the 7th century Slavic tribes densely populated and the area and the area around today's Herceg Novi is formed Dračevica Parish. From 10th Dračevica life loses its independence, become prey to Zeta princes, but not for long, because it follows a period Nemanjic. After the death of Emperor Dusan, Dračevica the short rule of Prince Vojislav Vojnovic, then Balshichs.
The town was founded 1382nd year, when the Bosnian ban, odosno King Tvrtko Kotromanić Topalj found in the Gulf, with the intention that he has a merchant, naval craft and role, and named it St. Stephen.
As one of the youngest cities in Croatia and called it New, Castrum Novum, Castel Nuovo ... Its present name was given during the reign of Herceg Stjepan Vukcic Kosače, when he experienced the greatest growth and development. The Turks conquered it 1482nd year, with a short interruption of the 1538th-1539th when he was, briefly, took the Spaniards, it ruled almost 200 years, to 1687. year.
Then on his ground alternating the various peoples and civilizations, leaving a deep imprint on history, culture and overall development of this region. After the Turks conquered the city by the Venetians, who ruled it until the end of the Venetian Republic in 1797. year. Since then, there is frequent change of government in Herceg Novi.
The Austrians ruled until 1806. years and, thereafter, the authorities take the Russians until 1807. year, followed by the French who ruled until the 1814th year. In a very short period of 1813 and the 1814th The city took over the provisional government of Montenegro and Boka, but from the 1814th and continuing until 1918. The city was under Austro-Hungarian rule.
Then there was the unification of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in the Kingdom, and later in Yugoslavia, whose composition is 1923 and entered the Bay district.
After the capitulation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Whatever. in the city as the invaders were the Italians, then Germans, until the final release on 28th October 1944. Whatever.
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