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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
 • Mayor Lazar Rvović
 • 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

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


During the medieval times, the region around modern city of Priboj in the lower valey 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]


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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 17,989 —    
1953 20,784 +15.5%
1961 26,147 +25.8%
1971 32,548 +24.5%
1981 35,200 +8.1%
1991 35,951 +2.1%
2002 30,377 −15.5%
2011 27,133 −10.7%
Source: [4]

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


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


Priboj is the home of FAP Corporation, which in 1953 introduced its first heavy duty vehicles. FAP is one of the biggest producer of trucks and buses in Serbia.

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Notable people[edit]

See also[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. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

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