Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:38

Where we are

Municipality of Bijelo Polje is located in the north of Montenegro, between 42o 55 'and 43o10' north latitude and 19o30 'and 20o05' east longitude.
It stretches over 924 km2, covering 6.7% of the territory of Montenegro, which makes it the fourth municipality by area in Montenegro.
Bijelo Polje municipality is hilly - mountainous areas of northern Montenegro, surrounded by high mountains. It is located between Bjelasica, Lisa and Pester plateau.
The entire territory of the municipality lies at an altitude of over 500 meters. It is intersected by numerous valleys, above all, Lim and his left (Lješnica, Brzava, Ljubovidja and Lipnica. (Goduški river, the river Midsummer, Bijelo Polje Bistrica) and right tributaries, which give special relief physiognomy.
It borders with the country's municipalities Pljevlja, Mojkovac i Berane and municipalities in Serbia: Prijepolje i Sjenica.

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Friday, 04 April 2014 10:35

Position

Municipality of Bijelo Polje is located in the north of Montenegro, between 42o 55 'and 43o10' north latitude and 19o30 'and 20o05' east longitude.
It stretches over 924 km2, covering 6.7% of the territory of Montenegro, which makes it the fourth municipality by area in Montenegro.
Bijelo Polje municipality is hilly - mountainous areas of northern Montenegro, surrounded by high mountains. It is located between Bjelasica, Lisa and Pester plateau.
The entire territory of the municipality lies at an altitude of over 500 meters. It is intersected by numerous valleys, above all, Lim and his left (Lješnica, Brzava, Ljubovidja and Lipnica. (Goduški river, the river Midsummer, Bijelo Polje Bistrica) and right tributaries, which give special relief physiognomy.
It borders with the country's municipalities Pljevlja, Mojkovac i Berane and municipalities in Serbia: Prijepolje i Sjenica.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:55

Business activity

The geographical position of Bijelo Polje, natural resources, demography and transport links with the environment have to the greatest extent decided the economic development of the municipality.
In the past twenty years we have seen a number of changes in economic development. These changes were the insignia of backwardness and stagnation during the nineties, when most factories were shut down, as well as their own units in many towns all over Montenegro. Today, the economic development of the municipality is based on the small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing industry, tourism, trade and service industries.
The food industry includes: processing of fruits and vegetables, meat processing, milk processing, production of bread and biscuits, bottling of mineral water, juice production, confectionary products, pasta production, grinding and packaging.
Wood processing sector include: the production of timber, joinery, furniture manufacturing, production of paper.
Metal processing covers: production of metal constructions and forestry articulated tractors, manufacture of double glazed windows, hardware manufacturing, production of keys.
Production of concrete products includes:

processing and cutting stone for memorials.
In addition to these there are also: printing industry (pPrinting facility, offset and screen printing), textiles (clothing manufacturing), chemicals, footwear and leather goods, the production of plastic bottles and treatment of glass.
The service sector includes:
- construction services,
 - trade (wholesale and retail, service and repair vehicles)
- Transportation and warehousing (road and freight traffic, line road transport, passenger transport by road, taxi, postal services, railway services)
- accommodation and food (restaurants, motels, hotels, ethno village)
- information and communications (local TV, radio)
- financial and insurance business,
- real estate,
- professional, scientific and technical activities,
- administrative, support activities and services (mediation and accounting),
- Arts, entertainment and recreation,
- other services (hairdressing, cosmetic services, repair of electrical appliances, beauty salon, tinsmith services, shoemakers, plumbing services, repair of mobile phones, electrical repairs, pastry shops, packaging services, carpet cleaning, jewelry repair, upholstery services, and other services).
Tourism is recognized as a strategic area for development of the municipality. The most important potential tourist destinations are Bjelasica, Djalovic cave and Novakovic cave. Spatial Plan "Bjelasica and Komovi" defines the future development of mountain, summer and winter tourism in conjunction with agricultural production and wood processing. Djalovic cave with it's explored 28 miles (16 km researched) held the first place in the former Yugoslavia. It is characterized by cave ornaments of which emphasizes by its size stalagmite 18 meters high, and many others but lower. A significant part of the cave represent the channels filled with water, so called cave lakes, through which you can easily navigate with small rubber boats. Novakovic cave has not been explored as it is supposed to be,  but it is entered and high quality access road of 6km has been piled.
Agriculture has a significant place as one of the priority sectors of the economy of Bijelo Polje. Agricultural land covers 40.392 ha, which is 43,6% of the municipality, or 7.8% of agricultural land in Montenegro. Climatic conditions favor cultivation of cereals (maize, wheat, rye, barley, buckwheat), vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, peppers) and continental fruit (apple, pear, plum, walnut, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry).
Farms are a significant factor in the development of agriculture. Their total number is 6,407, which is 13.1% of agricultural households in Montenegro. Agriculture is organized, in addition to individual farmers, by 31 registered company, 17 entrepreneurs and 3 veterinary institutions to protect the health of livestock.
Natural and geographical characteristics as well as demographic structure, the number of farms and companies from the agricultural sector in the municipality, are a good basis and prospects for the future development of rural areas of the Municipality where available resources are fully utilized.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:50

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.

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