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Skopje

capital city of North Macedonia

Skopje (Macedonian: Скопје; transcribed Skopje) is the capital and the largest city of North Macedonia. The city is the administrative, cultural, economic and academic centre of the country. In the past, the city has been known by various names such as: Üsküp (Turkish) or Skoplje (Serbo-Croatian).[2] The city has been build upon the ancient city of Scupi.[3] In 2002, the city had population of 506,926 citizens.[4]

Skopje

Скопје
Shkup
City of Skopje
Град Скопје
Qyteti i Shkupit
From top to bottom, left to right: Stone Bridge Macedonian National Theatre • Suli An in the Old Bazaar MRT Center • Porta Macedonia • Warrior on a Horse statue Skopje Fortress
From top to bottom, left to right:
Stone Bridge
Macedonian National Theatre • Suli An in the Old Bazaar
MRT CenterPorta MacedoniaWarrior on a Horse statue
Skopje Fortress
Skopje is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Skopje
Skopje
Location of Skopje in North Macedonia
Skopje is located in Europe
Skopje
Skopje
Skopje (Europe)
Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433
CountryNorth Macedonia
RegionSkopje
MunicipalityGreater Skopje
Government
 • TypeSpecial unit of local self-government
 • BodySkopje City Council
 • MayorPetre Šilegov (SDSM)
Area
 • City571.46 km2 (220.64 sq mi)
 • Urban
337.80 km2 (130.43 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,854.00 km2 (715.83 sq mi)
Elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City544,086
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Skopjan[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
МК-10 00
Area code(s)+389 2
ISO 3166 codeMK-85
Car platesSK
ClimateBSk
Websitewww.skopje.gov.mk

GeographyEdit

Skopje is in the north of North Macedonia. Through the city flows the river Vardar, the biggest river in North Macedonia. Skopje is located on 255 metres above the sea level and it coves 1, 854 km² or 715.8 sq mi. Northern of the city is the mountain Skopska Crna Gora and on the south is the mountain Vodno.

Administrative divisions of the cityEdit

The city of Skopje is administratively divided into 10 municipalities, of which one is the whole city named Greater Skopje. The city is part of the Skopje statistical region in the Republic of North Macedonia.

1 .   Centar
2 .   Gazi Baba
3 .   Aerodrom
4 .   Čair
5 .   Kisela Voda
6 .   Butel
7 .   Šuto Orizari
8 .   Karpoš
9 .   Gjorče Petrov
10 .  Saraj

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Skopjan dictionary definition".
  2. http://www.cdsee.org/pdf/WorkBook3_sr.pdf[dead link]
  3. "Official portal of City of Skopje - History". www.skopje.gov.mk.
  4. 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  5. "Dresden - Partner Cities". © 2008 Landeshauptstadt Dresden. Retrieved 2008-12-29.

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