Gostivar Municipality

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Municipality of Gostivar
Општина Гостивар
Komuna e Gostivarit
Urban municipality
Location of Municipality of Gostivar
region Polog Statistical Region
Municipal seat Gostivar
 • Mayor Nevzat Bejta
 • Total 81,042
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Gostivar (Macedonian: Гостивар [ˈɡɔstivar] ( ); Albanian: Gostivari, Turkish: Gostivar) is a municipality in western part of Republic of Macedonia. Gostivar is also the name of the town where the municipal seat is found. Gostivar Municipality is part of the Polog Statistical Region.


The municipality borders the Mavrovo and Rostuša, Zajas and Oslomej municipalities to the south, Makedonski Brod Municipality to the east, Brvenica and Vrapčište municipalities to the north, and Albania and Kosovo to the west.


According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 81,042 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Albanians = 54,038 (66.7%)
  • Macedonians = 15,877 (19.6%)
  • Turks = 7,991 (9.9%)
  • Roma = 2,237 (2.8%)
  • others.


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

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Coordinates: 41°48′N 20°55′E / 41.800°N 20.917°E / 41.800; 20.917