Priboj

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Priboj
Прибој
Town and municipality
Novi Priboj.JPG
Pribojske Celice IMG 0194.JPG Црква Св. Николе Дабарског, Манастир Бања-Прибој.jpg
Clockwise, from top: Town panorama, Banja Monastery, River Lim near Pribojske Čelice
Coat of arms of Priboj
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
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
District Zlatibor
Settlements 33
Government
 • Mayor Lazar Rvović
Area[1]
 • Municipality 553 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
 • Municipality 27,133
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31330
Area code +381(0)33
Car plates PB
Website www.priboj.rs

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.

History[edit]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

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 (Sastavci 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.

Climate[edit]

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)
5.9
(42.6)
10.9
(51.6)
14.5
(58.1)
19.5
(67.1)
22.9
(73.2)
25.3
(77.5)
25.6
(78.1)
22.2
(72)
16.9
(62.4)
9.2
(48.6)
4.4
(39.9)
15.01
(59.01)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
1.6
(34.9)
5.8
(42.4)
9.2
(48.6)
13.9
(57)
17.2
(63)
19.2
(66.6)
19.2
(66.6)
16.0
(60.8)
11.4
(52.5)
5.3
(41.5)
1.1
(34)
9.92
(49.86)
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)
4.89
(40.79)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 80
(3.15)
72
(2.83)
71
(2.8)
83
(3.27)
97
(3.82)
92
(3.62)
79
(3.11)
71
(2.8)
83
(3.27)
89
(3.5)
103
(4.06)
94
(3.7)
1,014
(39.93)
Source: Climate-Data.org [4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1948 17,989 —    
1953 20,784 +2.93%
1961 26,147 +2.91%
1971 32,548 +2.21%
1981 35,200 +0.79%
1991 35,951 +0.21%
2002 30,377 −1.52%
2011 27,133 −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 groups[edit]

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.

Ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 20,582
Bosniaks 3,811
Muslims 1,944
Yugoslavs 36
Hungarians 11
Macedonians 9
Others 740
Total 27,133

Settlements[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

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 1990-s, FAP has been working in limited capacity and since 2010-s its only remaining production is military-oriented.

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2016):[6]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 60
Mining 2
Processing industry 1,052
Distribution of power, gas and water 87
Distribution of water and water waste management 94
Construction 125
Wholesale and retail, repair 580
Traffic, storage and communication 306
Hotels and restaurants 209
Media and telecommunications 42
Finance and insurance 43
Property stock and charter 9
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 138
Administrative and other services 39
Administration and social assurance 343
Education 401
Healthcare and social work 438
Art, leisure and recreation 87
Other services 109
Total 4,166

Image gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Climate: Priboj, Serbia". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  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. ^ "ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2017" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 

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