Municipality of Žitište

Žitište is a town and municipality located in the Central Banat District of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia. This municipality includes the town of Žitište and the following villages: Banatski Dvor, Banatsko Višnjićevo, Banatsko Karađorđevo, Međa, Novi Itebej , Ravni Topolovac, Srpski Itebej, Torak, Torda, Hetin, Čestereg.

Žitište mapa


  • Agribusiness – fruit and vegetable growing
  • Agribusiness – cattle breading
  • Tourism – geothermal sources
  • Renewable energy
  • Tourism – hunting /fishing/accomodation capacities

Žitište Logistics

TOTAL Area: 525 km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 115 km
  • CRO - 112 km
  • ROM - 37 km
  • BUL - 174 km
  • B&H - 152 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 70 km
  • E-70 - 95 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 95 km
  • Osijek - 165 km
  • Timisoara - 91 km

Energy potential in Žitište

  • Municipality is gasified: 78.85%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 266 km
  • Presure of main pipeline 6 bar
  • Presure of local pipeline 2 bar
44 °C temperatureat 720-745m
44°C temperatureat 920-955 m
45°C temperatureat 765-780 m
53°C temperatureat 882-918m
  • No of distribution substitusions: 137
  • Total network length (km): 317.5
  • Total land: 52,000
  • Agricultural land: 52,000 ha
  • Arable land: 46,130 ha
  • Most common crops: corn, wheat, sunflower, beans, sugar beets, alfalfa

Average speed 6 m/s at 200 m

Insolation – no.of sunny days84 hrs

Infrastructure in Žitište


Regional road network: 380 km

Subotica-Sombor-Odzaci-Bačka Palanka-Novi Sad-Zrenjanin-Žitište-Nova Crnja-state border with Romania

Novi Kneževac-Banatsko Aranđelovo-Mokrin-Kikinda-Vojvoda Stepa-Srpski Itebej-state border with Romania

Novi Bečej-Bašaid-Banatsko Karađorđevo

Local road network: 33 km


Banatski Dvor-Torda



River lenght: 53 km

Port in Novi Sad

The drainage network include meliorative systems

Total of land area coverd with drainage and irrigation system

Population, education and labor cost in Zitiste

Number of inhabitants 2,903

Employed (2020) 3,097

Unemployed (July 2021) 1,865

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Apatin (August 2018)

NET Salary338
Personal Income Tax10%34
Contributions (Emploeyee)19,9%92
GROSS Salary464
Contributions (Employer)17,15%80
TOTAL Cost543

From July 1st, 2014, until December 31st 2019, the employers have the right for refund on the paid personal income tax & socal insurance contributions:

Average salary (total cost) in Zitiste (August 2018) € 600
  • 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



Primary Schools

Sveti SavaPrimary School487
Nikola TeslaPrimary School322
Miloš CrnjanskiPrimary School333

Key sectors in Zitiste



  • Agriculture is a dominant economic activity
  • High quality land , presence of water resources and favorable climate.
  • Maize is dominant plant species, it grows on more than 30% of the arable land (13,000-18,000 ha).
  • In addition to maize, wheat grows on an area of around 8,600-13,000 ha / year.
  • Because of the proximity of the oil factory "Dijamant", sunflower is the most important industrial culture in the municipality. It grows on an about 7,400 ha of land.
  • Dominant production in our minicpality is production of agricultural crops and industrial plants.
  • 2,718 agricultural farms
  • 45,400 ha are fields

Renewable energy

  • Biomass represents very important energy potential of our municipality.
  • Beside biomass, other energy potentials that are important for our municipality are: wind and sun energy, as well as geothermal water.
  • The municipality has issued a permit for the construction of a bioelectric power plant for the production of electricity.
  • There are possibilities for the production of bioethanol and biodiesel.
  • It is planned to build 3 photovoltaic power plants with a goal to use renewable energy sources. Documentation for this project is ready.
Geothermal sources

Geothermal sources

  • Our municipality is positioned in zone of favorable geothermal potentials and resources.
  • Heat flow is above European average 80 mW/m2- 120 mW/m2.
  • The most interesting lawyers with thermomineral waters in our municipality are: Žitište (depth of interval 920-955 m2), Torak (depth of interval 720-745 m2), Banatski Dvor (depth of interval 765-780 м2), Torda (depth of inteval 882- 918 m2)



  • Hunting field „ Stari Begej“, covers almost the entire surface of municipality, which is about 47,000 ha
  • Huntable species in the hunting area are: deer, rabbit, pheasant, partridge, quail, wild duck and the occasional wild boar
  • The hunting seasson begins on 1. September. Beside domestic tourists there are also tourists from Italy, Australia, France, Spain,Greece and Germany


  • Municipality has a long tradition in sports fishing
  • River and canal Begej flows through rhe municipality, there is also many other canals, lakes and ponds that are rich with fish. Sorts of fish that you can catch in our municipality are: white fish, carp, crucian carp, catfish, pike, and other
  • Investment opportunities: Accomodation facilities- 2 restaurants with accomodation capacity, total of 80 beds

Top 10 Employers in Žitište

ZZ MRKŠIĆEVI SALAŠIAgricultureSerbia323
PREMIUM CHICKEN DOOPoultry raisingSerbia250
„M.B.S. – CETEX DOOTextileSerbia158
AD BB TRADETradeSerbia112
ZZ YUKO BEGEJCIPoultry raisingSerbia43
DOO MAT-PILEPoultry raisingSerbia36
ZZ TORDAAgricultureSerbia30

Greenfield locations in Žitište

Location 1

Zone 6

Land size: 15.03 ha ha

Available: 15.03 ha (5.40 ha+4.73 ha)

Ownership: public property

For sale

Zone 6
 Zone 4

Location 2

Zone 4

Land size:5.15 ha

Available: 5.15 ha (agricultural land

Ownership: state

For sale

Location 3

Banatski dvor

Land size: 6.08 ha

Available: 6.08 ha

Ownership: municipality

For sale

Banatski dvor

Brownfield Locations in Žitište

Location 1

Srpski Itebej

Facilities: 465 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, sewage

Ownership: state

For sale

Srpski Itebej

Location 2


Land size:6,101 m² + 17,514 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, sewage

Ownership: state

For sale

Location 3

MB Mibras

Land size: 15 ha

Facilities: 467 m2

Infrastructure: electricity, water, sewage

Ownership: private

For lase

 MB Mibras

Incentives in Žitište

Employment subsidies
Subsidies for employment of unemployed persons in the category of hard-to-employ
A subsidized employment program

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 Žitište


Your partner in Municipality

Jelena Travar - Miljenić

Phone: +381 23 821 – 050; +381 062 207 754

Email: travarmiljenic@gmail.com

Djordje Zuza – Vice president

Phone: +381 23 821 050: +381 62 208 053

Email: zuzadj@gmail.com