Gazi Baba Municipality

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Municipality of Gazi Baba
Општина Гази Баба
City municipality (Urban)
Flag of Municipality of Gazi Baba
Flag
Official logo of Municipality of Gazi Baba
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Gazi Baba
Coordinates: 42°1′N 21°27′E / 42.017°N 21.450°E / 42.017; 21.450Coordinates: 42°1′N 21°27′E / 42.017°N 21.450°E / 42.017; 21.450
Region Skopje
Municipal seat Skopje
Population
 • Total 72,617
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Gazi Baba (Macedonian: About this sound Гази Баба ) is one of the ten municipalities that create the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.

Name[edit]

The name of the municipality comes from the nickname of the Ottoman poet Aṣik Çelebi. In Turkish, Gazi means "war veteran" and baba means "father".

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders Petrovec Municipality, Studeničani Municipality and Aerodrom Municipality to the south, Centar Municipality, Čair Municipality and Butel Municipality to the west, Lipkovo Municipality to the northeast, and Aračinovo Municipality and Ilinden Municipality to the east.

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2002, the municipality has 72,617 inhabitants making it the most populous municipality in Greater Skopje.[1] Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 53,497 (73.67%)
  • Albanians = 12,502 (17.21%)
  • Serbs = 2,097 (2.9%)
  • Roma = 2,082 (2.9%)
  • Bosniaks = 710 (1.0%)
  • Turks = 606 (0.8%)
  • Vlachs = 236 (0.3%)
  • others = 887 (1.2%)

References[edit]

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

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