Berane

What is Berane known for?


professional career

"Aca" Šapić''' (Serbian Cyrillic (Serbian Cyrillic alphabet): Александар Шапић - Аца; born 1 June 1978 in Belgrade, Serbia) is a Serbian politician and a retired water polo player. Born in Belgrade to father Miloš from Kordun and mother Slavojka from Berane vicinity in Montenegro, Aleksandar and his younger brother Vladimir grew up in New Belgrade near Studentski Grad. At 1.88m and 100 kg, and a professional career that lasted from 1993 until


rich collection

Centre (with the library), and Polimski Museum, with a very rich collection of valuable artefacts; and the House of the Duke Gavro Vuković, the first jurist with a university degree, a long term Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Principality of Montenegro, and the writer of famous “Memoirs” has been reconstructed, planned to be used for cultural events. Berane also has a school for primary musical education, and there are also few amateur clubs and societies in various disciplines of artistic


difficult

suffered from it as the industry collapsed and the people started to leave it. Nowadays, Berane is one of the poorest settlements in Montenegro so most of the population lives in difficult conditions. Despite that, the town remains an important educational, medical, religious and sporting centre, having produced many successful individuals in those categories. Berane is administrative centre of municipality of the same name. There are 13 elementary schools, four high schools and four

production is very low, since a big number of companies have stopped working in the past 15 years due to the known crisis in former Yugoslavia. In the earlier period (60’s and 70’s) many village, agricultural households have moved to the town in the process of “industrialisation”, which decreased agricultural production, and industry later collapsed so most of the population lives in difficult conditions. Many small private companies have been started recently, mostly in the areas of commerce


related people

and Herzegovina. *Šerbo Rastoder, historian *Miodrag Radunović, politician Minister of Health of Montenegro. *Miomir Dašić, historian Member of Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts. *Branislav Boričić, mathematician Dean of University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics. *Božina Radević, surgeon '''Others and related people'''


century famous

. Then, Mojsije Zečević, prior of Đurđevi stupovi, had the leading role among the Orthodox (Eastern Orthodox Church) people of Budimlja. He was one of the closest allies of Petar I Petrović-Njegoš and Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, the archbishops and political leaders of Montenegro. Since the First Serbian Uprising until its final liberation, fights against Turks were constant, especially during the second part of the 19th century. Famous battles occurred from 1825, until 1862, but the most important


people making

people, making it one of the largest centres of Polimlje area. During the medieval period the land of Berane was known as Budimlja. It was of great holistic, political and economic importance in the Serbian state of Raska (Raška (state)). Until 1455, when Turks took the city, it was part of the Medieval Serbian state (Medieval Serbia). Since the first Serbian Uprising until its final liberation, fights against Turks were constant. Famous battles occurred from 1825 to 1862 when the most


agricultural production

production is very low, since a big number of companies have stopped working in the past 15 years due to the known crisis in former Yugoslavia. In the earlier period (60’s and 70’s) many village, agricultural households have moved to the town in the process of “industrialisation”, which decreased agricultural production, and industry later collapsed so most of the population lives in difficult conditions. Many small private companies have been started recently, mostly in the areas of commerce


musical education

Centre (with the library), and Polimski Museum, with a very rich collection of valuable artefacts; and the House of the Duke Gavro Vuković, the first jurist with a university degree, a long term Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Principality of Montenegro, and the writer of famous “Memoirs” has been reconstructed, planned to be used for cultural events. Berane also has a school for primary musical education, and there are also few amateur clubs and societies in various disciplines of artistic creation. There are 13 elementary schools, four secondary schools and one school for elementary musical education in municipality of Berane. Berane has four institutions of higher education: Faculty of management in transport and communications, Faculty of Teacher-training, Higher Medical School and Applied Computer engineering (study program of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Podgorica). Berane, as is usually the case with small communities, does not have a specialised scientific institution, but in spite that fact, many prominent scientists from various scientific disciplines come from here. A remarkable contribution to science was given by, among others, chemist Vukić Mićović, bacteriologist Milutin Đurišić, geographer Milisav Lutovac, and historian Miomir Dašić. Economy, infrastructure and sports 250px thumb right Overview of the former industrial zone. (File:Berane fabrika.jpg) The municipality of Berane is one of the poorest in Montenegro. The level of industrial production is very low, since a big number of companies have stopped working in the past 15 years due to the known crisis in former Yugoslavia. In the earlier period (60’s and 70’s) many village, agricultural households have moved to the town in the process of “industrialisation”, which decreased agricultural production, and industry later collapsed so most of the population lives in difficult conditions. Many small private companies have been started recently, mostly in the areas of commerce and catering industry. There is a very small number of companies that are creating new value. Workers in those new companies nave no insurance or health service, so those companies do not have a bigger positive impact on the community. Total number of employed in the municipality is approximately 3,000. 250px thumb right City Stadium. (File:Beranski stadion.jpg) Berane is connected with rest of Montenegro by two-lane motorways. Bijelo Polje is 35 km away, where there lies the major junction (railway and the road) towards Podgorica and the coast, and to Serbia. Serbia can also be reached eastwards via Rožaje (for Novi Pazar). Berane is on the corridor of the future Beograd - Bar motorway. Berane has an airport (Berane Airport), which hasn't been used for years, although there have been plans for its revitalisation and usage as regional airport. Podgorica Airport is some '''Ribarevina''' (Montenegrin Cyrillic (Montenegrin language): Рибаревина), meaning Fisherman's property in Older Slavic (Proto-Slavic language), is the name of a major crossroads in Montenegro, based in the north of the country in the Bijelo Polje municipality. Situated close to Bijelo Polje, it connects the northern Montenegrin towns of Bijelo Polje, Pljevlja and Žabljak with both Southern Montenegro (Podgorica and the sea), and Eastern Montenegro (Berane district), hence the border crossings into Serbia including Kosovo.


artistic creation

Centre (with the library), and Polimski Museum, with a very rich collection of valuable artefacts; and the House of the Duke Gavro Vuković, the first jurist with a university degree, a long term Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Principality of Montenegro, and the writer of famous “Memoirs” has been reconstructed, planned to be used for cultural events. Berane also has a school for primary musical education, and there are also few amateur clubs and societies in various disciplines of artistic

creation. There are 13 elementary schools, four secondary schools and one school for elementary musical education in municipality of Berane. Berane has four institutions of higher education: Faculty of management in transport and communications, Faculty of Teacher-training, Higher Medical School and Applied Computer engineering (study program of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Podgorica). Berane, as is usually the case with small communities, does not have a specialised scientific institution, but in spite that fact, many prominent scientists from various scientific disciplines come from here. A remarkable contribution to science was given by, among others, chemist Vukić Mićović, bacteriologist Milutin Đurišić, geographer Milisav Lutovac, and historian Miomir Dašić. Economy, infrastructure and sports 250px thumb right Overview of the former industrial zone. (File:Berane fabrika.jpg) The municipality of Berane is one of the poorest in Montenegro. The level of industrial production is very low, since a big number of companies have stopped working in the past 15 years due to the known crisis in former Yugoslavia. In the earlier period (60’s and 70’s) many village, agricultural households have moved to the town in the process of “industrialisation”, which decreased agricultural production, and industry later collapsed so most of the population lives in difficult conditions. Many small private companies have been started recently, mostly in the areas of commerce and catering industry. There is a very small number of companies that are creating new value. Workers in those new companies nave no insurance or health service, so those companies do not have a bigger positive impact on the community. Total number of employed in the municipality is approximately 3,000. 250px thumb right City Stadium. (File:Beranski stadion.jpg) Berane is connected with rest of Montenegro by two-lane motorways. Bijelo Polje is 35 km away, where there lies the major junction (railway and the road) towards Podgorica and the coast, and to Serbia. Serbia can also be reached eastwards via Rožaje (for Novi Pazar). Berane is on the corridor of the future Beograd - Bar motorway. Berane has an airport (Berane Airport), which hasn't been used for years, although there have been plans for its revitalisation and usage as regional airport. Podgorica Airport is some '''Ribarevina''' (Montenegrin Cyrillic (Montenegrin language): Рибаревина), meaning Fisherman's property in Older Slavic (Proto-Slavic language), is the name of a major crossroads in Montenegro, based in the north of the country in the Bijelo Polje municipality. Situated close to Bijelo Polje, it connects the northern Montenegrin towns of Bijelo Polje, Pljevlja and Žabljak with both Southern Montenegro (Podgorica and the sea), and Eastern Montenegro (Berane district), hence the border crossings into Serbia including Kosovo.


frequently called

of the highest mountains of the modern day Montenegro is named after the tribe: Kom Vasojevićki (Komovi Mountains) (2461 meteres) and the whole area inhabited by the clan is frequently called "Vasojevići". Part of the tribe that stayed free from the "Turkish occupation" lives in the area of Lijeva Rijeka and Andrijevica (Upper Nahija) – they are all called Upper Vasojevići. Lower

Berane

'''Berane''' ( ) is one of the biggest 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, being part of Sandžak region. Its name is derived from the Turkish word meaning "One house". The town has a population of over 11 thousand, whereas its municipality area (Berane Municipality) reaches 34 thousand people, making it one of the largest centres of Polimlje area.

During the medieval period the land of Berane was known as Budimlja. It was of great holistic, political and economic importance in the Serbian state of Raska (Raška (state)). Until 1455, when Turks took the city, it was part of the Medieval Serbian state (Medieval Serbia). Since the first Serbian Uprising until its final liberation, fights against Turks were constant. Famous battles occurred from 1825 to 1862 when the most important Rudes battle was fought on 7 April in which the Montenegrin rebels won. Berane was finally liberated in 1912. The town shared the destiny with its country being damaged in both World Wars. From 1949 until 1992 it was named as '''Ivangrad''' (Иванград) in honour to people's hero Ivan Milutinović. As Ivangrad, the town was meeting with prosperity and population growth being of one the Yugoslav industrial centres. Although the Civil War in Yugoslavia did not reach Montenegro, the city suffered from it as the industry collapsed and the people started to leave it. Nowadays, Berane is one of the poorest settlements in Montenegro so most of the population lives in difficult conditions. Despite that, the town remains an important educational, medical, religious and sporting centre, having produced many successful individuals in those categories.

Berane is administrative centre of municipality of the same name. There are 13 elementary schools, four high schools and four institutions of higher education. Having a solid sport infrastructure, the most successful sport collectives in the town are handball club and table tennis club. Berane is connected with rest of the country by two-lane motorways. It also has an airport which hasn’t been used for a while. In 2012, Berane was to celebrate 150 years since its official foundation.

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