Debarca Municipality

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Debarca municipality
Општина Дебарца
Rural municipality
Flag of Debarca municipality
Flag
Official logo of Debarca municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Debarca municipality
region Southwestern Statistical Region
Municipal seat Belčišta
Government
 • mayor Ljupčo Kojčinovski
Area
 • Total 425.39 km2 (164.24 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 5,507
 • Density 12.95/km2 (33.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Area code(s) 046
Website http://www.debarca.gov.mk

Debarca (Macedonian: About this sound Дебарца ) is a municipality in southwestern part of Republic of Macedonia. The village of Belčišta is the municipal seat. Debarca Municipality is part of the Southwestern Statistical Region.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders Kičevo Municipality to the northeast, Demir Hisar Municipality to the east, Ohrid Municipality to the south, and Struga Municipality to the west.

The municipality encompasses the Debarca Valley, part of the Sateska River watershed that flows into Lake Ohrid and belongs to the Lake Ohrid Drainage Basin.

The majority of the villages are nestled between the Karaorman Mountain in the west and Ilinska Mountain in the east.

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 5,507 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 5,324 (96.7%)
  • Albanians = 153 (2.8%)
  • Others = 30 (0.5%)

Inhabited places[edit]

The municipality consists of 30 villages.

Inhabited places in Debarca Municipality
Village(s): Arbinovo | Belčišta | Botun | Brežani | Velmej | Volino | Vrbjani | Godivje | Gorenci | Gorno Sredorečie | Grko Pole | Dolno Sredorečie | Zlesti | Izdeglavje | Klimeštani | Laktinje | Lešani | Mešeišta | Mramorec | Novo Selo | Ozdoleni | Orovnik | Pesočani | Slatino | Slatinski Čiflik | Slivovo | Sošani | Trebeništa | Turje | Crvena Voda

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)

Coordinates: 41°30′00″N 21°23′00″E / 41.5°N 21.3833°E / 41.5; 21.3833