General data about Bijelo Polje

Municipality of Bijelo Polje belongs to hilly and mountainous area of northern Montenegro, surrounded by high mountains. It is located between mountains Bjelasica, Lisa and Pester plateau. It stretches over 924 km ², covering 6.7% of the territory of Montenegro, which makes it the fourth municipality by area in Montenegro. According to the data of the Statistical Office of Montenegro-Monstat, from 2011th year Bijelo Polje has 46.051 inhabitants. As the largest city in the northern region, Bijelo Polje has seventeen elementary schools, threehigh schools and five faculty units with 184 students enrolled in 2011 / 2012th year, in three faculty units. According to the EmploymentAgency of Montenegro on 31.12.2012. year municipality of Bijelo Polje had 3,995 unemployed people, unemployment in the municipality makes 11.6% of total unemployment in Montenegro, and 31.4% rate of the northern region.

In Bijelo Polje operates 1,009 companies and entrepreneurs, of which 669 companies with 3,435 employees and 340 entrepreneurs with 1,237 employees.
Total number of employees in the economy of the Municipality in late 2011. year was 4,672, or 68.4% of total employment in the municipality. From the standpoint of size, in the municipality operates one large, 9 medium and 136 small businesses and 523 micro-enterprises.
Economic development is based on the small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing industry (food industry, wood processing, metal processing), agriculture (livestock farms, growing crops), tourism (agro-tourism, accommodation and meals and travel agencies) and hotel business (trade, transportation and warehousing, administrative and other services).
Agriculture is a priority branch of economy in the municipality that it can provide more than good positioning compared to the region, even more so, as the development of agriculture Municipality has significant resources, both land and favorable climatic conditions. The presence of various international organizations in the past was of great importance for the municipality because many infrastructure development projects have been implemented. Networking and inter-municipal cooperation in order to implement the IPA cross-border projects, is of great importance.