Spuž

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Spuž

Спуж
Settlement
Spuž.jpg
Spuž is located in Montenegro
Spuž
Spuž
Coordinates: 42°30′29″N 19°11′38″E / 42.50806°N 19.19389°E / 42.50806; 19.19389
Country Montenegro
MunicipalityDanilovgrad Municipality
Population
 (2011)
 • Town
1,696
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+382 020
Vehicle registrationDG

Spuž (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Спуж) is a small town within the Municipality of Danilovgrad, Montenegro. It is located halfway between Podgorica and Danilovgrad, in the Bjelopavlići valley. The 2011 census put the population at 1,696. It was part of the Ottoman Empire between 1474 and 1878 and was kaza centre in Sanjak of Scutari before joining to Kingdom of Montenegro as "İşpozi".

It is known as a location of Spuž prison complex (Zavod za izdržavanje kaznenih sankcija - ZIKS), the largest facility of that kind in Montenegro. It is also a stop on Nikšić–Podgorica railway.