Debar Municipality

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Municipality of Debar
Општина Дебар
Komuna e Dibrës
Municipality
Location of Municipality of Debar
region Southwestern Statistical Region
Municipal seat Debar
Government
 • mayor Ruzhdi Llata (DUI)
Area
 • Total 145.67 km2 (56.24 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 19,542
 • Density 134.15/km2 (347.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Area code(s) ++389 46
Website http://www.dibra.gov.mk/

Debar (Macedonian: Дебар [ˈdɛːbar] ( ), Albanian: Dibra, Turkish: Debre) is a municipality in western part of Republic of Macedonia. Debar is also the name of the town where the municipal seat is found. Debar Municipality is part of the Southwestern Statistical Region.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders Mavrovo and Rostuša Municipality to the northeast, Kičevo Municipality to the southeast, Centar Župa Municipality to the south, and Albania to the west.

Villages[edit]

Besides the central town Debar, the municipality consists of the following villages: Banište, Bomovo, Dolno Kosovrasti, Džepište, Gari, Gorno Kosovrasti, Hame, Konjari, Krivci, Mogorče, Osoj, Otišani, Rajčica, Selokukji, Spas, Tatar, Tatar Elevci, and Trnanik.

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 19,542 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Albanians = 11,348 (58.1%)
  • Macedonians = 3,911 (20.0%)
  • Turks = 2,684 (13.7%)
  • Roma = 1,080 (5.5%)
  • others.

Demographic development of Debar municipality within today borders.[2]

Census year Total Macedonians  % Albanians  % Turks  % Roma  % Vlachs Serbs Bosniaks Other
1953 10258 3392 33.07 5819 56.73 776 7.56 83 0.81 2 114 0 72
1961 11162 2025 18.14 6476 58.02 2002 17.94 0 0.00 0 86 0 573
1971 13802 2022 14.65 8793 63.71 2414 17.49 0 0.00 0 106 0 467
1981 16952 2358 13.91 9981 58.88 1130 6.67 1030 6.08 0 37 0 2416
1994 19010 4266 22.44 10935 57.52 1875 9.86 1103 5.80 1 34 0 796
2002 19542 3911 20.02 11348 58.09 2684 13.74 1080 5.53 2 22 3 492

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Coordinates: 41°31′N 20°32′E / 41.52°N 20.53°E / 41.52; 20.53