Ibarski Kolasin today

Ibarski Kolasin today

Ibarski Kolasin today

Ibarski or Stari Kolasin is located in the north of Kosovo and Metohija. It covers the administrative territory of the municipality of Zubin Potok which includes 64 villages and covers the area of 335 km².

Municipality of Zubin Potok was established after the Second World War was finished, and it existed until 1965, when it was abolished, and its territory was added to the municipality of Kosovska Mitrovica. After that, a weak or no economic and social growth and development was recorded for Zubin Potok and Kolasin in general. People were forced to ask for a new place to live. This migration of the population was also boosted by the project of construction of the lake Gazivode on the river Ibar, which flooded several villages and forced more than 10,000 people to move from the fertile valley of Rezala.

In July 1987, the Assembly of Kosovo and Metohija province makes a decision on re-establishment of the municipality of Zubin Potok, and it officially started to work two days later. In the early years of the re-establishment Ibarski Kolasin recorded the largest economic growth in its history, and since then several small and large factories have been opened, new jobs created and survival in this region secured.

The town of Zubin Potok is a center of cultural, sports and other major events and life of the municipality. Located in Radicpoljska valley, near the village Zubodolina, which is considered to be the original center or old Zubin Potok. It is bordered by the river Ibar, slopes of Mokra Gora mountain and the Adriatic road.

As one of the youngest municipalities in Serbia, Zubin Potok, with its monuments and beautiful nature complemented by the lake and the mountains, has the possibility of even greater economic and tourism development.