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Flag of Bijelo Polje - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 1 September 2015
The municipality of Bijelo Polje (lit., "the White Field"; 57,124 inhabitants in 2003; 15,883 inhabitants in the town of Bijelo Polje proper; 924 sq. km) is located in the valley of the Lim. The pleasant valley of the river Lim, with its tributary rivers Bistrica, Ljubovidja and Ljesnica, has always been attractive for people to settle and live in it. The traces of life in Illyrian, Greek and Roman period can be noticed there, up to the modern times.
Thanks to the railway Belgrade-Bar and to a developed road network, Bijelo Polje has a very favourable geographic position. Among cultural and historical monuments, the church of St Petar is of a special importance. The Miroslav's Gospel, written for its needs in the 12th century, is one of the most famous Cyrillic written works. In the vicinity of Bijelo Polje, are the mineral water processing factory Bijela Rada and the wool processing factory Bijelo Polje.
Milan Jovanović, 3 September 2007
The symbols of Bijelo Polje are described in the municipal Statutes as follows:
The coat of arms of the municipality is shaped as a shield, whose surface is painted in three colors: red, blue and white, with symbols of history, culture and nature. History and culture are symbolized by books, nature and life by white, labour, river Lim, and sky by white, blue and red.
The flag of the municipality is rectangular, with the length at least twice the width, with a surface in light-blue color, charged with the coat of arms of the municipality in the middle.
Tomislav Šipek, 1 September 2015
Former flag of Bijelo Polje, horizontal and vertical versions - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 27 July 2010
Earlier photos (2007-2009, no longer online) showed the flag of Bijelo Polje as gray-blue with the coat of arms in the middle, without the scroll above it.
Milan Jovanivić & Aleksandar Nemet, 23 June 2009