Bijelo Polje

Bijelo Polje (Serbian Cyrillic Бијело Поље; German outdated Wielau ) is a town in northern Montenegro with about 16,200 inhabitants and is part of the administrative headquarters of Opština Bijelo Polje with about 57,000 inhabitants in an area of 924 km ². The place is especially transit city. The main road from Belgrade to the Adriatic Sea and the railway line Belgrade - Bar through Bijelo Polje.

Bijelo Polje means " white box " and is named after the white flowers that are found everywhere.


Bijelo Polje is situated on the left bank of the Lim, about 10 km south of the border with Serbia. Northwest of the city covers the approximately 1500 m high mountains Lisa, south is the Bjelasica with over 2100 m high peaks and the National Park Biogradska Gora.


At the 2011 census, the municipality of Bijelo Polje had 46 051 inhabitants, of which 16,562 ( 35.96 %) than Serbs, 12,592 ( 27.34 %) than Bosniaks, 8,808 ( 19.13% ) and Montenegrins, 5,985 (13%) designated as Muslims and 334 (0.73 %) than Roma. Besides living in the city are other smaller groups.


The city and its surrounding area have several attractions as a Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries, as well as a few mosques.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Dragan Bogavac, football player
  • Radomir Đalović, football player
  • Branko Hajduković, President of the Cycling Federation of Montenegro
  • Maida Markgraf, soccer player
  • Ilda Mujovic, soccer player
  • Nikola Pekovic, Basketball Player
  • Dado Polumenta, folk and pop singer and songwriter
  • Sako Polumenta, turbo folk singer