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Jan S. Krogh's Geosite: Bosnian exclave of  Međurječje (Under update)

Medurjecje exclave map

Međurječje is an exclave of Bosnia and Herzegovina and located as an enclave just west of the Serbian town of Priboj in the region of Zlatibor. All infrastructure and systems (electricity, telecom, education, medical care etc.) in the enclave are tied to the Serbian municipality, but the citizens were paying land tax to the Bosnian municipality of Rudo. This also includes Serbian citizens when it comes to business buildings. The distance of the exclave to the mainland is about 1130 metres.

The enclave of Međurječje is a part of the Medjurecja village of the municipality of Rudo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the area of 395 ha, 83 acres and 57 m˛ – about twice the size of Monaco. (The area represents 1990 metres2) .  It is situated about 400-500 metres above sea level.  

The population was 270 persons (1999) and including 75 households. More than 70% of the citizens living in the exclave are Serbian citizens. 135 persons with 25 households were Bosnian Muslims. 1)

The Bosnian - Montenegrian - Serbian (BAMERS) tripoint is located 15 km west of the enclave.

Map location of the exclave

The Bosnia Hercegovian border station in Ustibar is located at the road junction in the middle of the village, while the Serbian border station is located about 1,7 km by road (780 metres by air) before the border to the Bosnian exclave of Sastavci. Foreign cars were in June 2011 not permitted at this Serbian border station to enter Serbia territory from Bosnian side. 2)

In order to drive from Rudo to Priboj by car one has to pass four border posts. Back and forth make eight border checks.

Click on the photo to watch it it big formate

Above: This map from Wikipedia is showing the location of Sastavci completely surrounded by Serbia, and near the tripoint of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.

Location of the enclave of Sastavci which belongs to the Bosnian municipality of Rudo, but tied to the Serbian municipality of Priboj. The enclave is about 2 x 2 km small. 

Film showing border points from this area; also from the border bridge between
Međurječje and Sastavci. Start at 13 min 30 sec. (Serbian language) 3)

Sources and Links

  1. Dr. Brendan Whyte: Sastavci enclave (26 Aug 2004):

  2. Correspondance with Fredrik Östman (June 2011 – February 2012).

  3. Sandzak Live – Opština Priboj --- Druga strana Srbije

This page was last time updated 13/04/14 .