Bijelo Polje panorama at night
|• Mayor||Petar Smolović (DPS)|
|• Ruling party||DPS - SD|
|• Town and municipality||924 km2 (357 sq mi)|
|Elevation||578 m (1,896 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||+382 50|
|ISO 3166-2 code||ME-04|
Bijelo Polje (Serbian Cyrillic : Бијело Поље, pronounced [bîjɛlɔː pɔ̂ʎɛ] ) is a town in northeastern Montenegro on the Lim River. It has an urban population of 15,400 (2011 census). It is the administrative, economic, cultural and educational centre of northern Montenegro.
Bijelo Polje is the center of Bijelo Polje Municipality (population of 46,051). It is the unofficial center of the north-eastern region of Montenegro. Bijelo Polje means 'white field' in Serbian.
Bijelo Polje's Saint Peter and Paul Church is the place where the UNESCO Miroslav's Gospel of Miroslav, brother of Serbian ruler Stefan Nemanja was written.
During World War II, Bijelo Pole was a prominent location for the anti-fascist resistance movement in Yugoslavia, Montenegro in particular.
Bijelo Polje is the administrative centre of the Bijelo Polje municipality, which in 2011 had a population of 46,251. The town of Bijelo Polje itself has 15,400 citizens.
Population of Bijelo Polje (town):
Population of Bijelo Polje (municipality):
Religion (2011 census):
Ethnic composition in 2011
Bijelo Polje was the birthplace of the oral poet Avdo Međedović and of many prominent writers such as Ćamil Sijarić, Miodrag Bulatović, Risto Ratković and Dragomir Brajković as well as basketball player Nikola Peković and Swedish footballing brothers Ajsel Kujović and Emir Kujović.
The major football team is Jedinstvo, who have spent several seasons in the country's top tier. They share their Gradski stadion with lower league team OFK Borac. The town's basketball teams are Jedinstvo and KK Centar.
Bijelo Polje is connected to the rest of Montenegro by two major roads. It is situated on the main road connecting Montenegro's coast and Podgorica with northern Montenegro and Serbia (E65, E80).
Bijelo Polje is also a station on Belgrade–Bar railway, the last station in Montenegro for trains leaving for Belgrade, and it serves as a regional train station. Podgorica Airport is 130 km (81 mi) away, and has regular flights to major European destinations.
Bijelo Polje has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) with warm summers, cold winters, and abundant precipitation year round.
|Climate data for Bijelo Polje (1961–1990, extremes 1950–present)|
|Record high °C (°F)||18.0|
|Average high °C (°F)||2.6|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−1.9|
|Average low °C (°F)||−5.3|
|Record low °C (°F)||−27.6|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||79.6|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||12||12||12||13||13||13||11||9||9||9||12||14||139|
|Average relative humidity (%)||82||76||71||69||72||75||74||74||78||79||82||85||76|
|Source: Hydrological and Meteorological Service of Montenegro|
Miodrag Bulatović, was a writer, novelist, journalist and playwright. He is considered to be one of the best Serbian novelists and remains one of the most translated Serbian authors.
Ćamil Sijarić was a Bosniak novelist and short story writer. He enrolled in law school in 1936 and earned his degree four years later. Sijarić died in a car crash at the age of 75.
Berane is one of the largest towns of northeastern Montenegro and a former administrative centre of the Ivangrad District. It is a seat of one of many multi-ethnic and multi-religious municipalities in Montenegro. The town is located on the Lim river. From 1949 until 1992 it was named as Ivangrad in honour to people's hero Ivan Milutinović. The town has a population of over 11 thousand, whereas its municipality area reaches nearly 30 thousand people, making it one of the largest centres of Polimlje area.
Fudbalski klub Jedinstvo is football club from Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, currently competing in the Montenegrin Second League. The club was established in 1922.
Bijelo Polje Municipality is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The administrative centre is town of Bijelo Polje. It covers an area of 924 km2, and had a population of 46,051 at the 2011 Census.
KK Budućnost, currently known as Budućnost VOLI for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Podgorica, Montenegro. The club competes in Montenegrin Basketball League, Adriatic League and Eurocup. It is a part of the Budućnost Sports Society. The club is a founding member and shareholder of the Adriatic Basketball Association.
Sport in Montenegro revolves mostly around team sports, such as water polo, football, basketball, handball, and volleyball. Other sports involved are boxing, tennis, swimming, judo, karate, athletics, table tennis, and chess.
The Montenegro men's national basketball team represents Montenegro in international basketball tournaments. The supervising body is the Basketball Federation of Montenegro.
Radomir Đalović is a Montenegrin professional footballer. In international competition, he represented Montenegro.
Rade Petrović-Njegoš is a Montenegrin retired football midfielder.
Dragomir Brajković was a Montenegrin Serb writer, journalist, editor of Radio Belgrade, poet and member of the Association of Writers of Serbia.
Nikola Čelebić is a Montenegrin football defender playing with FK Podgorica in the Montenegrin First League.
The Prva A liga 2011–12 basketball team regular season started October 2011.
The University of Montenegro Faculty of Law, also known as the Podgorica Law School, is one of the educational institutions of the University of Montenegro. The Faculty is Montenegro's leading law school.
The Montenegrin Volleyball League is the highest level of men's volleyball in Montenegro and it is organized by Montenegrin Volleyball Federation. In the Montenegrin Volleyball League currently competes 8 clubs.
The First А Women's Basketball League of Montenegro is the highest women's professional club basketball competition in Montenegro. It was founded in 2006 after the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro.
Ženski košarkaški klub Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje is a Montenegrin women's basketball team from Bijelo Polje, Montenegro.
Women's basketball clubs from Montenegro participated in FIBA competitions since the start of century. Clubs which played in European Cups until today are ŽKK Budućnost Podgorica and ŽKK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje.
ŽKK Budućnost played in EuroLeague Women during the one season, but finished it after the group phase.
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