Probištip

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Probištip
Пробиштип
Probištip X1.JPG
Coat of arms of Probištip
Coat of arms
Probištip is located in Republic of Macedonia
Probištip
Probištip
Location within Macedonia
Coordinates: 42°00′N 22°09′E / 42.000°N 22.150°E / 42.000; 22.150Coordinates: 42°00′N 22°09′E / 42.000°N 22.150°E / 42.000; 22.150
Country  Macedonia
Municipality Probištip municipality
Population ([citation needed])
 • Total 10,826
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2210
Area code(s) +389 032
Car plates ŠT
Website www.Probistip.gov.mk/

Probištip (Macedonian: Пробиштип [ˈprɔbiʃtip] ( )) is a town in Macedonia, and seat of Probištip Municipality. The town has a population of 10,826.[1]

Features[edit]

Probištip is located in the southwest corner of the Osogovo Mountains, in northeastern Macedonia. The region has been well-known since Roman times for its mineral wealth and mining industry, which flourished during Yugoslav times. It has a long tradition of hearty country eating, and is close to both the monastery of Gabriel Lesnovski (dedicated to St.Archangel Michael and St.Gavril Lesnovski) and the stone formations of Kuklica. The mines of Zletovo provide most of the natural materials that are processed in Probištip.

History[edit]

The history of Probistip and its vicinity comprises the building and the existence of the Lesnovo monastery, which is today one of the most important and most valuable monuments of culture in Macedonia.

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