About the local self-government

Sustainable development of the city, in which the industrial and tourist sectors are developing simultaneously, along with the production of healthy food, are the basic goals of the development of the City of Bor. Established as a mining colony, Bor has gradually developed into one of the youngest modern cities in the Country. It is characterized by a pronounced multi-ethnic population structure.

Natural-geographical position

The city of Bor is located in the north-eastern part of the Republic of Serbia, in the Timok region. It is the administrative district, to which the municipalities of Negotin, Majdanpek and Kladovo also belong. It borders the municipalities of Boljevac in the south, Majdanpek in the north, Despotovac to the west, Negotin in the north-east and Žagubica in the north-west and the town of Zaječar in the east. The territory of the city is located in the northern part of Eastern Serbia, on the branches of the Carpathian-Balkan mountain range (western part of Deli Jovan, Goli Krš with Stol, Veliki Krš and part of Mali Krš), eastern part of the Kučaj mountains/Beljanice (natural resource and tourist region, with karst strctures of Malinik, Lazar’s Canyon and Dubašnica), between the Danube (international waterway and the National Park “Đerdap”) and Stara Planina mountain (Nature Park and tourist region). Mostly hilly and with a mountainous relief, Bor has a direction of mountain ridges and river valleys from northwest to southeast. The altitudes of the terrain decrease in the same direction, towards the lower erosion base. The highest point is the pinnacle of Velika Tresta (1248m), which is located on the western border of the city, in the Kučaj mountains. The lowest point (about 170m) is in the south of the city, in the valley of Crni Timok, along the road DP-24, category IB, (Boljevac – Zaječar).


The climate is moderately continental with dominant westerly and northwesterly winds, with a significant share of east wind and a high share of silence, with colder winters and above-average snow in the mountains.

History of the LSG

Bor was first mentioned as a settlement in the 18th century. According to data from 1844, there were 58 houses and 230 inhabitants. Czech engineer Franjo Šistek, looking for gold for the Belgrade industrialist George Weifert, discovered copper ore in the area. Since 1903, the exploitation of copper in the Bor mine together with the rapid development of the city. The ownership of the Bor mine in the period from 1903 to 1940 was held by French capital. Germany became the owner of the Bor mine on February 4, 1941.

Bor was liberated on October 3, 1944. Bor received city status in May 1947, when it had about 8,000 inhabitants. With the completion of the Copper Mine in Majdanpek and its integration with the Bor Mine, the Bor Mining and Smelting Basin – RTB Bor was created in 1961.

In the sixties of the last century, accelerated industrial-urban development began. New metallurgical and industrial capacities were being built, new mines were being opened, apartments, railways, roads and other infrastructure facilities were being built. The city became a place where people came from all over the country to find a job, form families and stay there. Bor is becoming an educational, health and cultural center of Eastern Serbia. The Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy, the first higher education institution in the city, started working on October 1, 1961 while the Copper Institute was founded in 1963.

Existing investment partners in the LSG

  • Zijin Copper llc Bor (formerly Mining and Smelting Basin Bor – RTB Bor)
  • Zijin Minning llc Bor (formerly Rakita Exploration llc)
  • Avala resources llc
  • Messer tehnogas
  • Bortravel

Reasons for investing in the LSG

  • High level of infrastructural equipment
  • Good traffic connections: state roads from several directions, railway, connection with the port of Prahovo via freight railway, Bor airport
  • Existence of brownfield and greenfield sites
  • The possibility of developing business cooperation
  • Human resources

You can see the investment locations on the link HERE or at the bottom of the page.

Name: City of Bor

Address: Moše Pijade 3, 19210 Bor

Phone number: 030/423-255

E-mail: gradonacelnik@bor.rs

Website: www.bor.rs

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