The city underwent extensive renovation between 2006–2009.
The area of the municipality is 833 square kilometres (322 square miles).
The town is situated at 44°58'39" N and 16°42'29" E, at an altitude of 133 metres (436 feet) above sea level.
In Ljubija near Prijedor, many Roman age monuments have been found that provide evidence of iron production.
In Zecovi there is an Illyrian necropolis from the Iron Age.
It is traditionally a part of the historical and cultural region of Bosanska Krajina in Bosnia and Herzegovina.