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Berane (Municipality, Montenegro)


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Flag of Berane - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 June 2009

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Presentation of Berane

The municipality of Berane (35,068 inhabitants in 2003, 11,776 in the town of Berane proper; 717 sq. km) is located in north-eastern Montenegro.

Part of the Serbian medieval state until its seizure by the Ottomans in 1455, the area of Berane, known as Budimlja, was a significant political, economic and religious center. In 1219, St. Sava founded here one of the first Serbian episcopates; the area was ran by seven bishops and nine metropolitans. The most famous of the several local monasteries and churchs, the Đurđevi Stupovi monastery was built at the end of the 12th century by Stefan Prvoslav, the nephew of Prince Stefan Nemanja.
From 1949 to 1992, the town of Berane was renamed Ivangrad after the partisan leader Ivan Milutinović (1901-1944).

Ivan Sache, 24 June 2009

Flag of Berane

The flag of Berane is white with the municipal coat of arms in middle. The building represented on the arms is the Đurđevi Stupovi monastery.
The flag seems to be used only indoors, together with the national flag of Montenegro.

Aleksandar Nemet & Ivan Sache, 24 June 2009