Bačka Topola

Municipality of Bačka Topola

The Municipality of Bačka Topola is town and municipality in the North Backa District of Vojvodina, at the transportation junction that connects Western and Eastern Europe. Backa Topola municipality covers the area of 596km², with 22 settlements and Backa Topola as the administrative center.

Languages in official use: Hungarian and Serbian.

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  • Ideal logistical position for business development -Direct access to E 75 highway, international railway
  • High-quality workforce - Developed educational system with various work profiles, possibilities for additional training, industrial tradition
  • Greenfield & Brownfield Potentials
  • One–stop-shop for administrative procedures
  • Easy & duty-free access to global markets

Bačka Topola Logistics

Thanks to its favorable geographic position in terms of traffic and economy, development prospects of the Bačka Topola municipality are very good. Several international and regional roads intersect the area, such as international E-5 and E-75 highways, international railway Belgrade-Subotica-Budapest, Senta-Sombor-Bajmok and Bečej-Kula-Bačka Palanka roads, as well as a large number of important local roads linking twenty municipal settlements with the administrative center.

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 45 km
  • CRO - 69 km
  • ROM - 68 km
  • BUL - 500 km
  • B&H - 150 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 0 km
  • E-70 - 95 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 140 km
  • Budapest - 230 km

Energy potential in Bačka Topola

  • Municipality is gasified: 60 km
  • Local pipeline lenght: 168 km
  • Presure of main pipeline 40 bar
  • Presure of local pipeline 4-12 bar
73°C temperature at 1,402 m

4 boreholes:

- temperature range 36.5-72°C

- depth 540-1,400 m

  • No. of distribution substitusions: 224
  • Total power (kVA): 76,8000
  • Total network length (km): 480
  • Energy supplied in 2013/14: 139,552 kVA
  • Available capacities: 30,000 kVA
  • Total land: 59,586 ha
  • Agricultural land: 52,332 ha
  • Arable land: 51,938 ha
  • Most common crops: maize, wheat, sugar beet, sunflower

*crop residuals - 380.000 t maize, 22,000 sunflower, 66,000 wheat


Oil deposits can be found

Infrastructure in Bačka Topola


Highway road: 11.5 km

Regional road network: 106 km

Local road network: 44 km


River Tisa distance: 40 km

- Port in Senta

River Danube distance: 52 km

- Port in Apatin


Railway network length

- Budapest-Subotica-B Topola-Novi Sad - Beograd: 7,4 km

Rail freight track

- Warehouse capacities – 210 m², 2,400 m²

Axial pressure: 20 t


Sewage system: 20-25 %

Sewage network: 16/72 km

Population, education and labor cost in Bačka Topola

Number of inhabitants 33,321

Employed (2020) 8.033

Unemployed (July 2021) 1.820

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Bačka Topola (Dec, 2020)

NET Salary 468
Personal Income Tax 10% 49
Contributions (Emploeyee) 19,9% 128
GROSS Salary 645
Contributions (Employer) 16.65% 107
TOTAL Cost 753

From July 1st, 2014 the employers have the right for refund on the paid personal income tax & socal insurance contributions:

  • 65% refund for employing 1-9 workers
  • 70% refund for employing 10-99 workers
  • 75% refund for employing 100+ workers


High Schools

School Profile #students #graduates
Gymnasium General 194 -
Economy 204 -
Agricultural Agri-Technical 174 32
Veterinary 213 41
Food-Technical 174 39
Horticulture 23 16
Agri-Machinery 56 16
Other (meat processing, baking...) 18 18
Technical Metal Processing 100 12
ElectroTechnical-Computers 92 -
Construction 40 12

Higher Education Institutions

College Profile No. of students
Agribusiness Biofarming 300

Key sectors in Bačka Topola



Crop Farming:

  • 90% of the municipality land represents agricultural soil – mostly used for crop farming – accounting for 60% of total agricultural production
  • Premium quality resource base for the processing industry

Renewable Energy:

  • Great number of individual farms
  • Access to biomass resources: corn, straw, other harvest residuals
  • Biogas – potential for energy production

Fruit & Vegetable:

  • Long-standing tradition in truck farming exhibiting a high-growth tendency in recent years
  • Fruit orchards - occupying 1% of the territory
Meat & Dairy

Meat & Dairy

Main advantages:

  • Long tradition in livestock breeding – 50 years
  • History of good results in developing cooperative association between meat processing producers and farmers
  • Most of the cattle breeding takes place in rural households, with milk collection centers established for milk purchase purposes
  • High number of pig farms with further growth potential
  • Poultry farming is well developed – both extensive and intensive

Agricultural farms and individual households

Companies: Perutnina Ptuj AD Topiko, 660 employees

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Main advantages:

  • Well-established industry with history of excellent results
  • Companies specialized in steel foundry, production of wood cutting tools, ironmongery, electrical metal processing, chain & metal production
  • High-quality skilled workers
  • Developed educational system support for the industry ensuring continuous supply of expert workers – metal processing focused

Successful companies: Lohr doo, Termovent AD Livnica, AD Sila

Investment opportunity:

- Brownfield locations for metal processing industry



Main advantages:

  • Previous long-standing history in high-quality production
  • Many companies in the past used to operate in this sector employing an average of 200 workers
  • High number of unemployed experienced workers
  • Foreign investors are beginning to discover Backa Topola as a great location for setting up their production facilities
  • Italian footwear producer – Stillo Italiano

Investment opportunity:

- Brownfield locations for textile industry cca. 2,200 m



Main advantages:

  • Sporting activities at 4 lakes: Zobnatica, Moravica, Sava, Sveticevo
  • Zobnatica lake (226 ha) – great place for many sporting and recreational activities; hosted European Championship in surfing
  • Exceptional conditions for Fishing tourism – carp, catfish, perch, pike
  • Established Hunting tourism – number of hunting associations 60,000 ha of hunting ground – roebuck, rabbit, pheasant, quail
  • Equestrian tradition - opportunities for further tourism development
  • Potential for Rural tourism – number of villages & ethnic ranches
  • Thermal spa Pachir – at 1,400 m (72°C) - high salinity and mineral content thermal lake with water temperature 28-32°C
  • Thermal well – at 541 m (73°C) surface thermal water temperature 37.5 °C with high-quality water contents: CH4 93.32%, C2H6 0.01%, N2 1.53%, CO2 5.14%
  • Accommodation capacities: 196 beds - Overnight stays in 2014: 5,500

Investment opportunity:

- spa center development

Top 10 Employers in Bačka Topola

Company Sector Country #Employees
PERUTNINA PTUJ Agribusiness Slovenia 708
IM TOPOLA Agribusiness Serbia 341
LOHR Railway Wagons France 213
KRIVAJA Agribusiness Hungary 201
SILA AD Metal Processing Serbia 186
CAPRIOLO Bicycle Production Serbia 156
SAT-TRAKT ICT Serbia 123
ZOBNATICA AD Agribusiness UAE 111
USLUGA AD Funeral Equipment Serbia 101

Greenfield locations in Bačka Topola

Location 1

Industrial Park Backa Topola

Land size: 32 ha; available 15 ha

Ownership: municipal

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas

*direct access to railway

**railway station Backa Topola - 5km

For sale and lease


  • Belgrade - 145km
  • Novi Sad - 71 m
  • E-75 - 2km
  • Senta Port (Tisza River) - 45km
  • Apatin Port (Danube River) - 52km
Industrial Park Backa Topola
Industrial Park Backa Topola

There are 30-39-53 hectares of building land which are wholly owned by the local self-government.

The shape of the park is more or less rectangular and comprises 20 separate plots from 0,5 to 1,6 hectares of area with the possibility of their attaching.

We would point out a 17 hectares plot, wholly owned by the local self-government, which is situated at the exit of the city towards Subotica and stretches from the regional road to Lake Bačka Topola.

According to the existing concept design which foresees a resort area, the plot is exceptionally good for building an aqua park or for similar projects.

Brownfield Locations in Bačka Topola

Location 1

Pannonia Print DOO

Land size: 1,200m²

Facilities: 1,200 m²

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage, optical cable

For lease

*close to railway

Pannonia Print DOO
Umetnost AD

Location 2

Umetnost AD

Land size: 3.2 ha


5,638 m² - 2,446 m²

3,722 m² - 4,377 m²

5,166 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage, optical cable

Status: bankruptcy

For Sale

*close to railway

Location 3

Sarfin DOO

Land size: 2,200 m²


1,680 m²

400 m²

220 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, gas, water, sewage

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Sarfin DOO

Incentives & Fees in Bačka Topola

Land Development Fee - discount 30%

Special offer for lump-sum payments

*or in 36 monthly installments

Fasility Construction Fee - up to 30%

for projects with significant development impact

*municipal council approval needed

Land Development Fee - 0%

for adaptation work on existing facilities

*without changing the net capacity

Upon receiving the investor’s request

the consolidated construction procedures are conducted in the following phases:

  • Issuing the location conditions for the cadastre parcel suitable for construction – from the day of obtaining all special conditions, permits and other documents --> no later than 5 working days
  • Issuing the construction permit – from the day of the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Upon receiving the application:

Based on registering the construction work,issuing the verification for receiving the application without delay, provided that the complete documentation has been submitted.

- Registering the construction works to receive acceptance/rejection --> 5 working days

- Subsequently, submitting the request for infrastructure installations --> 3 working days

Issuing the occupancy permit, upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Issuing the final approval upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

In total: 28 working days

Success Stories in Bačka Topola


Your partner in Municipality

Municipal Office

Radomir Kuzmanovic

Phone: +381 65 40 440 80; +381 24 715 310


Sasa Srdić

Phone: +381 63 539 871, +381 24 715 899