Gostivar Municipality

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Municipality of Gostivar
Општина Гостивар
Komuna e Gostivarit
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Gostivar
Flag
Official logo of Municipality of Gostivar
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Gostivar
region Polog Statistical Region
Municipal seat Gostivar
Government
 • Mayor Nevzat Bejta
Area
 • Total 513.39 km2 (198.22 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 81,042
 • Density 158/km2 (410/sq mi)
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.

Geography[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

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.

Inhabited places[edit]

The municipality has 35 inhabited places, one town and 34 villages.

Inhabited places in Gostivar Municipality

Balin Dol,Belovište,Brodec,Vrutok, Gornja Banjica,Gornja Đonovica,Gornje Jelovce,Debreše,Donja Banjica,Donja Đonovica,Donje Jelovce,Železna Reka, Zdunje,Korito,Kunovo,Lakavica, Lešnica,Malo Turčane,Merdita,Mitrovi Krsti,Padalište,Pečkovo,Simnica, Srbinovo,Sušica,Strajane,Raven,Rečane,Trnovo,Tumčevište,Forino, Čajle,Čegrane

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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