🇷🇸 Ub is a town and municipality located in the Kolubara District of western Serbia. Economy and infrastructure The municipality of Ub is linked through a network of regional roads, allowing a good road connection with the municipal and regional centres that surround it.
The municipality is connected through roads M-4, M-21 M-22 and M-19 with all other towns in Serbia. According to data from 2004, the total length of roads was 244 km (152 mi), of which 197 km (122 mi) of roads were surfaced with modern pavement. The road network is in good condition, and in the years to come it is planned expansion and improvement. A projected Belgrade–Bar motorway goes through the territory of Ub. A junction is planned to be built 4 km (2 mi) from the town, in the village of Stublenica, 38 km (24 mi) from Belgrade. Near this area is the projected future industrial zone Ub East.
The industrial railway is passing through the territory and serves only to economic activity and to the open pit mines Kolubara. The city of Ub is located at 6 km (4 mi) from the nearest railway station in Lajkovac, on the Belgrade–Bar railway.
Belgrade Airport "Nikola Tesla" is 50 km (31 mi) away. Especially important transportation development opportunities and activities that monitor traffic can be achieved by building the Belgrade - Southern Adria highway route, which passes near the City of Ub.
The area of Ub is partially covered by a network of telecommunication facilities. According to the Republican Bureau of Statistics, in 2007 there were 8,920 land phone subscribers.
Economic preview Total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018): Agriculture, forestry and fishing 577; Mining and quarrying 112; Manufacturing 615; Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 38; Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 164; Construction 345; Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 909; Transportation and storage 387; Accommodation and food services 166; Information and communication 51; Financial and insurance activities 32; Real estate activities 3; Professional, scientific and technical activities 152; Administrative and support service activities 25; Public administration and defense; compulsory social security 254; Education 399; Human health and social work activities 248; Arts, entertainment and recreation 47; Other service activities 87; Individual agricultural workers 1,726; Total 6,339.
Mineral resources There are several mines and resource centres of coal (Radljevo field - 344,000,000 tones, Zvizdar field - 280,000,000 tones), clay, sand, stone and limestone. The biggest producer of quartz sand in Serbia is "Kopovi a.d"., with overall production of over 400,000 tones per year. Clay pits are based below the layers of sand and quartz sand. Municipality of Ub is the biggest supplier of high-quality clay in Serbia. There are more than 1,800,000 tones of clay.
Ub has a population of over 6,164 people. Ub also forms the centre of the wider Ub municipality which has a population of over 29,022 people. Ub is situated 119 km north-west of Kragujevac.