City of Sombor

Sombor is a city located in the province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It is the administrative center of the West Backa District.Sombor municipality includes the city of Sombor and the following villages: Aleksa Santic, Backi Breg, Backi Monostor, Bezdan, Gakovo, Doroslovo, Kljajicevo, Kolut, Rastina, Ridjica, Svetozar Miletic, Stanisic, Stapar, Telecka, Conopljac.

Sombor mapa


  • Premium quality agricultural land - 101,736 ha, out of which 96,641 ha of arable land
  • Agribusiness industry potential - Abundant resource base and optimal natural conditions
  • Available & skilled labor pool - Educational programs: Agriculture, Textile, Technical, and many others
  • Tourism development potential - Natural resort „Gornje Podunavlje“, potential for congress tourism
  • Favorable geographical position - Corridors 7 & 10, EU border proximity (Croatia, Hungary) – quick transportation to EU destinations

Sombor Logistics

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 28 km
  • CRO - 25 km
  • ROM - 138 km
  • BUL - 432 km
  • B&H - 192 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 52 km
  • E-70 - 135 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 165 km
  • Osijek - 73 km

Energy potential in Sombor

  • Municipality is gasified: 90%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 178 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 6 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 2 bar
  • No. of distribution substations: 17
  • Total power (kVA): 10,450
  • Total network length (km): 8
  • Energy supplied in 2013/14: 3,407,337 kWh; 6,605,248 k"h
  • Avaliable capacities: 350 kVA
  • Total land: 117,800 ha
  • Agricultural land: 101,736 ha
  • Arable land: 96,641 ha
  • Crop residue (per annum): 270,000-420,000t
  • Most common crops: maize, wheat, sunflower, sugar beet

Average speed 3.5-4 m/s at 50 m

73°C temperatureat 1,200 m

Infrastructure in Sombor


Regional road network: 156 km

Local road network: 107 km


River Danube lenght: 66 km

Port in Bezdan distance: 18 km

*Canal system network: 270 km

- Bezdan-Vrbas - 60 km

- Danube-Tisza-Danube – 203 km


Railway network length: 168 km

  • Sombor-Vrbas
  • Subotica-Sombor-Bogojevo

Railway network not in use: 161 km

Axial pressure: 22.5 t


Sewage system: 70-75%

Sewage network lenght: 130 km

Population, education and labor cost in Sombor

Number of inhabitants 85,903

Employed (2020) 21,534

Unemployed (July 2021) 5,694

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Sombor (March, 2020)

NET Salary447
Personal Income Tax10.00%48
Contributions (Employee)19.9%123
GROSS Salary618
Contributions (Employer)16.65%103
TOTAL Cost720

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

  • 65% refund for employing 1-9 workers
  • 70% refund for employing 10-99 workers
  • 75% refund for employing 100+ workers
Average Salary for Production sector in Vojvodina, November 2017

NET: € 398

GROSS: € 550


Average salary (total cost) for 2017 €530


High Schools

GymnasiumGeneral, Social-Linguistics, Science523112
EconomyBusiness Admin14156
AgricultureAgricultural Tech10323
Food Tech1313
SpecializedApparel Design3419
Environment Protection8023
Industrial Pharmacy11929
Hairdresser (women/men)10934
Pedicure & Manicure153
TechnicalCar Mechanic306
Motor Vehicle Driver8220
Car Electrics2410
Electric Networks Instalacion236
Gas & Pneumatics Mechanic4/
Computer Design Mechanical Tech6616
Computer Management Tech8816
Road Traffic13232
Computer Electro-Tech11635
Energy Electro-Tech8420
Mechanical Tech Motor Vehicles8622
MedicalMedicine & Pharmacy633182

Key sectors in Sombor



Main advantages:

  • Abundant agricultural land 97,300 ha – 95,000 ha arable land
  • Sector with significant export potential
  • Potential for irrigation system network expansion via existing canal network
  • Constant supply of skilled workforce – 394 registered high-school students in 2015/2016
  • Excellent natural conditions – no land, water, air pollution
  • Ridjice – favorable location for GI grape production
  • Developed local suppliers network – cooperatives, farmers, SMEs, fertilizers, pesticides, seed and planting material, etc.
  • Companies: Delta Agrar, Apple World, PP Miletic, Meteor Commerce doo

Investment opportunities:

- vegetable and fruit production, winery development, organic production

- livestock, meat & dairy

Vegetable Processing

Vegetable Processing

Main advantages:

  • 8,000 registered local farmers engaged in fruit & vegetable production
  • Most common vegetable crops – 340 ha: tomato, cabbage, kale, pepper, onion, garlic, cauliflower, carrot, green peas, watermelon, etc.
  • Cereal crops: wheat (19,000 ha), rye (10 ha), barley (1,700 ha), oats (100 ha), corn (36,500 ha), other crops (230 ha)
  • Investment potential for the processing industry due to high-quality resource base
  • Production of fresh produce - to be shipped to any part of EU in 24 hrs
Meat & Dairy

Meat & Dairy

Main advantages:

  • 6,300 registered local farmers in cattle breeding
  • Average land size (local farmers) – 11 ha
  • Total facilities for livestock breeding: 19,300
  • Pastures & meadows – 5,700 ha
  • Great resource base for local animal feed production
  • Well-established companies: Matijevic doo, Delta Agrar


Main advantages:

  • Excellent location for meetings, seminars and exhibitions
  • EU border proximity – Hungary (28 km), Croatia (25 km) – which allows for EU accession funds project applications & cross-border cooperation programs
  • Special Natural resort „Gornje Podunavlje“ located next to river Danube offers variety of tourism opportunities
  • Gastronomic variety offer – 27 nationalities with diverse cuisine
  • Developed rural tourism – multiethnicity & multiculturalism
  • Yachting potential – river Danube and DTD hydro-system
  • Cycling tourism – a part of Eurovelo 6 route

Investment opportunities:

- High-end hotel development for congress tourism

The city of Sombor doesn’t have the capacities that can accommodate more than 50 guests

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Main advantages:

  • Long-standing tradition in metal processing
  • Formerly successful companies:
  • - “Bane Sekulic“ - production of fittings, tools, metal goods, doors/windows

    - “Battery Factory Sombor“ - production of batteries and auto parts

    - “Zastava“ - production of cars, and special vehicles

  • Easy-access to highly qualified workforce - 1,033 workers registered at National Employment Service
  • Technical high-school in Sombor with metal processing profiles
  • Potential for cooperation with well-established companies in the sector: “Brodoremont“ - construction and repair of vessels
  • Strong export potential
  • River port – Bezdan (River Danube) suitable for transportation of raw materials, semi-finished, and finished products
  • Sound support system and potential for development

Top 10 Employers in Sombor

FIORANO DOOTextileItaly1,742
PROGGETI DOOFootwearItaly500
SOMBOLED DOO (LACTALIS)DairyCroatia/France345
SUNCE ADAgribusinessSerbia169
TEPKOSFood IndustrySerbia122
SINAGOGA DOOTradeSerbia114
ZZ KljajićevoUnion of agricultural cooperatives (UAC)Serbia94

Greenfield locations in Sombor

Location 1

Industrial Zone

32 ha of fully equipped land provisionally divided in 4 individual blocks and smaller lots

Different sizes available by the choice of investor

Block 1 – 12,5 ha

Block 2 – 11,5 ha

Block 3 – 4,8 ha

Block 4 – 3,7 ha

*industrial rail

All roads inside the zone are enabled for trucks passage.

There is also connection to state road.

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

Available for sale and lease

Industrial Zone
Ready to Build Industrial Zone

Location 2

Ready to Build Industrial Zone

Size: 40 ha equipped + 440 ha partially equippped

Ownership: 40 ha-City of Sombor, 440 ha - City of Sombor, 43% private property 57%

Infrastructure: water, gas, sewage

All roads inside the zone are enabled for trucks passage. There is also connection to state road.

For sale and lease

Brownfield Locations in Sombor

Location 1


Land size: 20,651 m²

Facilities: 6,721 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage


For sale & lease

Mono Metal

Location 2

Mono Metal

Land size: 23,264 m²

Facilities: 4,640 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Location 3


Land size: 5,000 m²

Facilities: 1,000 m², 4 grain storage 60 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage


For sale & lease

Zastava Promet

Location 4

Zastava Promet

Land size: 5,929 m²

Facilities: 3,477 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water

Building for production 2,832 m²

Ownership: private

For sale

Incentives & Fees in Sombor

Land development fee

The city can determine various incentive schemes for:

- projects with strategic importance

- projects contributing to environmental protection & energy efficiency

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 Sombor


Your partner in Sombor

City Economic Development Office

Mihael Plac

Phone: +381 25 468 160