Široki Brijeg is a town and municipality in southwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name of the city means "the wide hill" in Croatian (as well as Bosnian and Serbian). The city is also sometime referred to as "Široki Brig" and among the inhabitants of Herzegovina simply as "Široki" ("the wide"). Between 1945 and 1990, the name was officially Lištica, after the river that flows through it. The river Lištica runs through Široki Brijeg. The town is 20 -25 km from Mostar, 42 km from Međugorje and 88 km from the Adriatic coast (Ploče). The Široki Brijeg Municipality today numbers around 30,000 people, and the city itself about 10,000.
The area of the municipality amounts to 1168 ha (11.680 km2). The center of town is at 270 m above sea level, while its area is known as "lower Herzegovina". Almost the entire northern part of the municipality municipality itself, however, belongs to "high Herzegovina", the highest point being the Bile stine ("White Rocks") near Donji Crnač. Široki Brijeg has mild submediterranean-mountain climate. Winters are chilly and often very cold. Summers are warm.