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Pljevlja

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Area  1,346 km2
Mayor  Miloje Pupovic (SNP) (SNP - NOVA - PZP)
Population  19,489

Pljevlja (Serbian Cyrillic: , ) is a town and the center of Pljevlja Municipality located in the northern part of Montenegro. The city lies at an altitude of 770 m (2,530 ft). In the Middle Ages, Pljevlja had been a crossroad of the important commercial roads and cultural streams, with important roads connecting the littoral with the Balkan interior. In 2011, the municipality of Pljevlja had a population of 30,786, while the city itself had a population of about 19,489. The municipality borders those of Zabljak, Bijelo Polje and Mojkovac in Montenegro, as well as the republics of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a total area of 1,346 km2 (520 sq mi), it is the third largest municipality in Montenegro.

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Map of Pljevlja

Geography

Pljevlja Beautiful Landscapes of Pljevlja

The city lies at an altitude of 770 m (2,530 ft). The municipality borders those of Zabljak, Bijelo Polje and Mojkovac in Montenegro, as well as the republics of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a total area of 1,346 km2 (520 sq mi), it is the third largest municipality in Montenegro.

History

Pljevlja in the past, History of Pljevlja

First traces of human life in the region dates to 50,000 and 40,000 BC, while reliable findings show that the Cehotina River valley was inhabited at latest around 30,000 BC. The oldest traces of human presence in the town area, a flint tool, had been found in the cave under Gospic Peak. The traces of settlements in the later stages of the Stone Age were found in two large archaeological sites called Malisina Stijena and Medena Stijena (around 10,000 stone tools and arms), dating to 12,000–8,000 BC. During the Bronze and Iron Age, since around 2,000 BC up until the Roman conquests, a large number of necropolises with tumuli, as well as fortified settlements rose along the Cehotina valley, especially around villages of Mataruge, Kakmuza, Hocevina and Gotovusa. The tumuli found in Ljutici, Gotovusa and Borovica have been archeologically researched.

Culture

Pljevlja Culture of Pljevlja

Culture and education are all present throughout history of Pljevlja and its region. The first educational life,churches and monasteries,as well as in the mosques some time later. The Holy Trinity Monastery (Pljevlja) is the richest treasury of cultural and spiritual life of the Orthodox Serbs from the Middle Ages to the present times. The school in the Holy Trinity Monastery has been working continuously since the 16th century. In 1823, a primary school in Pljevlja started working. The school in Dovolja monastery worked since the 18th century. The very important date in the history of education in Pljevlja is the opening of the Pljevaljska Gymnasium in 1901. The Heritage Museum Pljevlja is a treasure trove of rich historical and cultural heritage of the city and region.

Main features of the town include:

  • Heritage museum Pljevlja
  • Pljevlja Gymnasium
  • Holy Trinity Monastery
  • Husein-pasas Mosque and Sahat–kula
  • Municipium S, archaeological site
  • Stecci (monoliths)
  • Saint Petka’s Church
  • Church of St. Elijah
  • Secerovics House
  • Economy

    Pljevlja is also one of the main economic engines of Montenegro. The only thermal power plant in Montenegro, which provides 45% of the electric power supply for Montenegro, is situated outside Pljevlja as well as the biggest coal mine with 100% of the coal production in Montenegro. Zinc and lead can be found in Suplja stijena mine. The richest municipality with forest in Montenegro is Pljevlja and its lumber industry. Agriculture is widespread in the whole municipality. Pljevaljski sir (Pljevljas cheese, from ????????? ???) is considered a delicacy. There is big potential for ecological and winter tourism.

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