Priboj (Serbian Cyrillic: Прибој, pronounced [prǐːbɔj]) is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of southwestern Serbia. The population of the town is 14,920, while the population of the municipality is 27,133.

Priboj

Прибој
Novi Priboj.JPG
Priboj monastery Banja IMG 0348.JPG
Pribojske Celice IMG 0194.JPG
Clockwise, from top: Town panorama, Banja Monastery, River Lim near Pribojske Čelice
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Priboj within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Priboj within Serbia
Coordinates: 43°36′N 19°32′E / 43.600°N 19.533°E / 43.600; 19.533Coordinates: 43°36′N 19°32′E / 43.600°N 19.533°E / 43.600; 19.533
Country Serbia
RegionŠumadija and Western Serbia
DistrictZlatibor
Settlements33
Government
 • MayorLazar Rvović
Area
 • Town6.07 km2 (2.34 sq mi)
 • Municipality553 km2 (214 sq mi)
Elevation
882 m (2,894 ft)
Highest elevation
1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Lowest elevation
392 m (1,286 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Town
14,920
 • Town density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
 • Municipality
27,133
 • Municipality density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
31330
Area code+381(0)33
Car platesPB
Websitewww.priboj.rs

GeographyEdit

The municipality of Priboj is located between municipality of Čajetina in the north, municipality of Nova Varoš in the east, municipality of Prijepolje in the south-east, border with Montenegro in the south-west, and border with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the north-west. A Bosnian-Herzegovinian exclave (Međurječje village) is surrounded by the Priboj municipality.

The town of Priboj lies on the river Lim. It is 5 km away from Uvac, a smaller river that is the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

ClimateEdit

Priboj has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb).

Climate data for Priboj
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.8
(37.0)
5.9
(42.6)
10.9
(51.6)
14.5
(58.1)
19.5
(67.1)
22.9
(73.2)
26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
22.2
(72.0)
16.9
(62.4)
9.2
(48.6)
4.4
(39.9)
15.1
(59.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
1.6
(34.9)
5.8
(42.4)
9.2
(48.6)
13.9
(57.0)
17.2
(63.0)
19.5
(67.1)
19.2
(66.6)
16.0
(60.8)
11.4
(52.5)
5.3
(41.5)
1.1
(34.0)
9.9
(49.9)
Average low °C (°F) −4.6
(23.7)
−2.6
(27.3)
0.8
(33.4)
4.0
(39.2)
8.4
(47.1)
11.6
(52.9)
13.2
(55.8)
12.9
(55.2)
9.8
(49.6)
6.0
(42.8)
1.4
(34.5)
−2.2
(28.0)
4.9
(40.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 80
(3.1)
72
(2.8)
71
(2.8)
83
(3.3)
97
(3.8)
92
(3.6)
79
(3.1)
71
(2.8)
83
(3.3)
89
(3.5)
103
(4.1)
94
(3.7)
1,014
(39.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org [3]

HistoryEdit

During the medieval times, the region around modern city of Priboj in the lower valley of the Lim river was called "Dabar" and it belonged to the medieval Serbia until the Turkish invasion in the middle of 15th century. Between 1459 and 1463, the town of Priboj was first mentioned in written documents of the Ottoman Empire.[4]

SettlementsEdit

Aside from the town of Priboj, the municipality includes the following settlements:

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194817,989—    
195320,784+2.93%
196126,147+2.91%
197132,548+2.21%
198135,200+0.79%
199135,951+0.21%
200230,377−1.52%
201127,133−1.25%
Source: [5]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Municipality of Priboj has 27,133 inhabitants with 49.4% of the municipality's population living in the urban areas.

Ethnic groupsEdit

In 1991, the population of the Priboj municipality numbered 35,951 people, and was composed of Serbs (67.26%), Muslims (30.39%) and others. Most of those who in 1991 census declared themselves as Muslims by nationality, in the next census in 2002 declared themselves as Bosniaks, while the smaller number of them still declare themselves as Muslims by nationality.

In 2002, the population of the Priboj town numbered 19,564 people, and was composed of Serbs (13,386), Bosniaks (4,396), Muslims by nationality (1,042) and others. As of 2011, most of Priboj's population is of Serbian ethnicity (75.9%), with nearly 21.2% being Bosniaks and Muslims.

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population %
Serbs 20,582 75.86%
Bosniaks 3,811 14.05%
Muslims 1,944 7.16%
Yugoslavs 36 0.13%
Hungarians 11 0.04%
Macedonians 9 0.03%
Others 740 2.73%
Total 27,133

EconomyEdit

Today, most of Priboj's economy is based on agriculture, services and partly industry. Priboj is home to the FAP Corporation, which pushed Priboj's development during the 1970-s and 1980-s, when it was one of the biggest producers of trucks and buses in the former Yugoslavia. Since the 1990s, FAP has been working in limited capacity and since the 2010s its only remaining production is military-oriented.

As of September 2017, Priboj has one of 14 free economic zones established in Serbia.[6]

The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):[7]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 58
Mining and quarrying 1
Manufacturing 1,054
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 90
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 98
Construction 183
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 556
Transportation and storage 271
Accommodation and food services 187
Information and communication 54
Financial and insurance activities 44
Real estate activities 21
Professional, scientific and technical activities 132
Administrative and support service activities 51
Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 350
Education 388
Human health and social work activities 454
Arts, entertainment and recreation 91
Other service activities 81
Individual agricultural workers 6
Total 4,171

Image galleryEdit

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  3. ^ "Climate: Priboj, Serbia". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ Историја Прибоја [History of Priboj] (in Serbian). Priboj: Municipality of Priboj. Retrieved 2013-01-22. Pod Tursku upravu Priboj dolazi između 1459. i 1463. godine, kada se prvi put u turskim izvorima i pominje.
  5. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  6. ^ Mikavica, A. (3 September 2017). "Slobodne zone mamac za investitore". politika.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  7. ^ "MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, 2019" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 25 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.

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