The Vrbas is a major river with a length of 250 kilometres, in western Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a right tributary of the Sava river. The city of Banja Luka is located on the river banks.
The word vrba means “willow” in Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian, and a number of weeping willow trees adorn the river banks in Banja Luka.
It lent its name to one of the provinces (banovinas) of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the Vrbas Banovina.
It is a right tributary of the river Sava. The Vrbas river appears at the southern slope of the Vranica mountain near the town of Gornji Vakuf, at around 1,530 metres (5,020 ft) above sea level and it drains central part of the northern slopes of the Dinaric mountain massif. It empties into the Sava river at around 90 metres (300 ft) above sea level. The total length of the main watercourse is around 250 kilometres (160 mi).