Bajina Bašta municipality is located in western Serbia, south-west of Belgrade (168 km), on the right bank of the Drina River, which also represents the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, at 43 ° 58′ north latitude and 19 ° 34′ eastern latitude. The Municipality of Bajina Bašta occupies a total area of 673 km2, according to 2011 Census data. A total of 26,022 inhabitants live, with an average population density of 38.64 inhabitants per km2, placing the Bajina Basta municipality in a predominantly rural environment.
The center of municipality is the town of Bajina Bašta, located below the slopes of Mount Tara at an altitude of 257 m. The average annual amount of precipitation is 700-800 mm. The climate is moderately continental with increased humidity following the construction of artificial lakes Zaovine and Perućac. The municipality’s headquarters is connected via the pass Debelo brdo (1090 m) to Valjevo (70km), the Drina River Valley with Ljubovija (48 km) and Sabac (172 km), and via the Kadinjaca pass (880 m) with the town of Uzice (36 km) which is the headquarters of the Zlatibor Administrative District to which bajina Bašta municipality belongs.
Bajina Bašta municipality consists of 36 settlements (Bajina Bašta city and 35 village settlements), with an average area of 18.7 km2. The municipality is divided into 35 cadastral municipalities and 30 local communities. Nine local offices operate in the municipality. Of the 30 local communities, the Lug settlement is divided into two local communities, 21 local communities are tied to one inhabited place each, while there are seven local communities covering two inhabited places each.
According to figures from the 2011 census, the Municipality of Bajina Bašta had 26,022 inhabitants in 8,972 households, spread in 36 populated areas. The administrative centre of the municipality is a populated town of Bajina Bašta, which has an urban character and was in it in 2011. by census there were 9,133 inhabitants, representing 35% of the population of the municipality. The remaining part of the municipality with 35 inhabited places has a rural character. The average population density is 37 inhabitants/km2.