The Southwestern Statistical Region is one of eight statistical regions of the Republic of Macedonia. Southwestern, located in the west and southwestern part of the country, borders Albania to the west. Internally, it borders the Pelagonia, Polog, Skopje, and Vardar statistical regions.
Map of the municipalities of the region (2004-2013).
Southwestern statistical region is divided into 9 municipalities:
Map of the majority ethnic groups by municipality (2004-2013).
The current population of the Southwestern statistical region is 221,546 citizens, according to the last population census in 2002.
The largest group in the region is the Macedonians, followed by Albanians. Turks also account for a small population.
Coordinates: 41°30′36″N 20°58′12″E / 41.5100°N 20.9700°E