Many of the people here are concentrated in clusters of Communist-era apartment towers. Families hang laundry from the balconies. Younger residents spend a lot of time outside walking the streets.
The city is fairly evenly divided between Muslims, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, which results in church steeples and minarets sharing the skyline and people of various faiths sharing the streets. However, the overall look of the city is very secular. A few Muslim women cover their heads here, but the vast, vast majority dress in fashionable Euro style.
In fact, Tuzla was known before the war as a city that had a long history of intermarriage between the faiths; so much so that its virtually impossible to guess the religion of a person passing by simply by their appearance. Later, during the war, the mayor of this city would call upon those multicultural roots to rally a beseiged people. As the shelling killed Muslims and Christians without distinction, he declared "We are Tuzlans!"