Berane Municipality in Montenegro
|• Total||544 km2 (210 sq mi)|
|• Density||20/km2 (53/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||+382 51|
|ISO 3166-2 code||ME-03|
Berane Municipality is one of the municipalities in the northern Montenegro. The center is Berane. Until 2013, it covered an area of 544 km2, and it had a population of 33,970 at the 2011 Census. In 2013, however, Petnjica Municipality was formed out of the eastern part of Berane Municipality. The population lowered to 11,073.
Geography and location
Berane is located in northeastern part of Montenegro, in the Lim river valley region between the peaks of Bjelasica in the west, Cmiljevica in the east, Tivran gorge in the north, being part of Sandžak region. Berane has a very favorable traffic-geographical position because it is connected with the main road to Serbia, and via Rozaje and Chakor to Kosovo. The Lim valley is also connected by the main road to the southern part of Serbia and the southeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The municipal parliament consists of 35 deputies elected directly for a five-year term. Following the latest local election, Healthy Berane coalition (SNP-DF) formed an post-election local government coalition with the Democrats.
|Berane Wins (DPS-SD-BS)||17||opposition|
|Healthy Berane (DF-SNP-UCG)||14||coalition|
Town of Berane with population of 11,073 is administrative centre of Berane Municipality, which in 2011 had a population of 33,970. According to the 2011 census, the ethnic composition of the municipality was;
- Petnjica Municipality, part of Berane Municipality until 2013.
- Opštine, MJU, Vlada Crne Gore
- "Berane: Opozicija preuzima vlast nakon osam godina" (Press release) (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 24 July 2017.
- "Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i stanova u Crnoj Gori 2011. godine" [Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in Montenegro 2011] (PDF) (Press release).
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