Berane Municipality

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Berane Municipality

Opština Berane
Coat of arms of Berane Municipality
Coat of arms
Berane Municipality in Montenegro
Berane Municipality in Montenegro
CountryMontenegro
SeatBerane
Area
 • Total544 km2 (210 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total11,073
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84300
Area code+382 51
ISO 3166-2 codeME-03
Car platesBA
ClimateCfb
Websiteberane.me

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.[1] The population lowered to 11,073.

Geography and location[edit]

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.

Local government[edit]

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.[2]

Party/Coalition Seats Government
Berane Wins (DPS-SD-BS) 17 opposition
Healthy Berane (DF-SNP-UCG) 14 coalition
Democratic Montenegro 4 coalition

Demographics[edit]

Town of Berane with population of 11,073 is administrative centre of Berane Municipality, which in 2011 had a population of 33,970.[3] According to the 2011 census, the ethnic composition of the municipality was;

Serbs
42.96%
Montenegrins
26.02%
Bosniaks
17.72%
Muslims
5.76%
Others
7.54%

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Opštine, MJU, Vlada Crne Gore
  2. ^ "Berane: Opozicija preuzima vlast nakon osam godina" (Press release) (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i stanova u Crnoj Gori 2011. godine" [Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in Montenegro 2011] (PDF) (Press release).