Sneha Girap (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Area  432 km2
Mayor  Ejup Nurkovic

Rozaje (Bosnian and Montenegrin: Rozaje, ??????, ), is a town in northeastern Montenegro. It has a population of 9,567 (2011 census.)


Map of Rozaje

Rozaje is the centre of the Rozaje Municipality.

Population and Demographics

Rozaje is administrative centre of Rozaje municipality, which has 23,312 residents. The town of Rozaje itself has a population of 9,567.

Rozaje is considered the centre of Bosniak community in Montenegro. Bosniaks form the majority in Rozajes town and municipality.

Population of Rozaje:

  • March 3, 1981 - 7,336
  • March 3, 1991 - 8,828
  • November 1, 2003 - 9,121
  • July 1, 2011 - 9,567


Rozaje is situated on the main road connecting Montenegro with Kosovo, known as Rozaje-Kula-Pec road. It also has a link with Novi Pazar in Central Serbia. The Ibarska magistrala is the main regional road that connects Montenegro with Serbia. It is connected with the inland Montenegro by two-laned highway via Berane, which is some 30 km (19 mi) far. The nearest airport is the Pristina International Airport in Pristina, Kosovo which is 116 km (72 mi) away. Podgorica Airport is about 180 km (110 mi) away, and has regular flights to major European destinations throughout the year.



Rozaje was first settled in the 7th century, by Illyrians, Romans and Greeks. Later, during the migration of the Slavs, Slavs settled in the area. Rozaje was first mentioned in 1571 and 1585. The settlement surrounding the then fort was called Trgoviste, which it was called until 1912.

Rozaje in the past, History of Rozaje

In 1797 the Ganic kulla, a defensive measurement of the Islamified Kuci (Muslim members of the clan) who supported Muslim authority and culture, was built. Today the building is the town museum.

Forces of the Kingdom of Montenegro captured the city in 1912 from the Ottoman Empire, during the First Balkan War. It was officially ceded to Montenegro following the Treaty of London in 1913, ending the war.

In 1992, during the Yugoslav wars, Bosniaks of Foca were resettled in Rozaje.


Rozaje Wikipedia (,),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),)

Similar Topics
Porkys Picnic
Philip Booth (economist)
Luděk Frýbort