Theme Week Montenegro – Pljevlja

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Monastery of the Holy Trinity © Solumija/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monastery of the Holy Trinity © Solumija/cc-by-sa-3.0

Pljevlja 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 31,000, while the city itself had a population of about 20,000. The municipality borders those of Žabljak, Bijelo Polje and Mojkovac. With a total area of 1,346 km2 (520 sq mi), it is the third largest municipality in Montenegro.

Hotel Plevlja © Mazbln/cc-by-sa-3.0 Slatine Panorama © Janko cvijovic/cc-by-sa-3.0-rs © Golubogi Clocktower and Husein-pašas Mosque © Cornelius Bechtler/cc-by-sa-3.0 Zekavice Panorama © Grobar Do Groba/cc-by-sa-3.0-rs
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Clocktower and Husein-pašas Mosque © Cornelius Bechtler/cc-by-sa-3.0
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 Monastery of the Holy Trinity 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. 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 Šuplja stijena mine. The richest municipality with forest in Montenegro is Pljevlja and its lumber industry. Agriculture is widespread in the whole municipality. There is big potential for ecological and winter tourism.

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