Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Priboj within Serbia
|o Mayor||Lazar Rvovi?|
|o Town||6.07 km2 (2.34 sq mi)|
|o 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)|
|o Town density||2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|o Municipality density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Priboj (Serbian Cyrillic: , pronounced [pr?:b?j]) 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.
The municipality of Priboj is located between municipality of ?ajetina in the north, municipality of Nova Varo? 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 (Me?urje?je village) is surrounded by the Priboj municipality.
|Climate data for Priboj|
|Average high °C (°F)||2.8
|Daily mean °C (°F)||-0.9
|Average low °C (°F)||-4.6
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||80
|Source: Climate-Data.org |
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.
Aside from the town of Priboj, the municipality includes the following settlements:
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.
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 ethnic Muslims, in the next census in 2002 declared themselves as Bosniaks, while the smaller number of them still declare themselves as Muslims by ethnicity.
In 2002, the population of the Priboj town numbered 19,564 people, and was composed of Serbs (13,386), Bosniaks (4,396), ethnic Muslims(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.
The ethnic composition of the municipality:
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 1970s and 1980s, when it was one of the biggest producers of trucks and buses in the former Yugoslavia. Since the 1990s, FAP has been working in limited capacity and since the 2010s its only remaining production is military-oriented.
The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||58|
|Mining and quarrying||1|
|Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply||90|
|Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities||98|
|Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||556|
|Transportation and storage||271|
|Accommodation and food services||187|
|Information and communication||54|
|Financial and insurance activities||44|
|Real estate activities||21|
|Professional, scientific and technical activities||132|
|Administrative and support service activities||51|
|Public administration and defense; compulsory social security||350|
|Human health and social work activities||454|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||91|
|Other service activities||81|
|Individual agricultural workers||6|
Belgrade-Bar railway in Priboj
Pod Tursku upravu Priboj dolazi izme?u 1459. i 1463. godine, kada se prvi put u turskim izvorima i pominje.