Tetovo Municipality

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Municipality of Tetovo
Општина Тетово
Komuna e Tetovës
Municipality
Flag of Municipality of Tetovo
Flag
Coat of arms of Municipality of Tetovo
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Tetovo
Country Macedonia
Region Polog Statistical Region
Municipal center Tetovo
Government
 • Mayor Teuta Arifi
Area
 • Total 261.89 km2 (101.12 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 86,580
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Languages
 • primary Macedonian
 • secondary Albanian
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +389 044
Car plates TE
Website http://www.tetovo.gov.mk

Tetovo (Macedonian: Тетово, [ˈtɛtɔvɔ] ( ); Albanian: Tetovë) is a municipality in northwestern Republic of Macedonia. Tetovo is also the name of the town where the municipal seat is found. Tetovo Municipality is part of the Polog Statistical Region.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders Kosovo to the north and west, Tearce Municipality to the northeast, Jegunovce Municipality to the east, Želino Municipality to the southeast, Brvenica Municipality to the south, and Bogovinje Municipality to the southwest.

History[edit]

As a result of the redrawing of municipality borders in 2003, the rural Šipkovica Municipality and Džepčište Municipality were attached to Tetovo Municipality. Without these two municipalities, the population of the Municipality of Tetovo was 65,318 according to the census of 1994, and 70,841 at the last census.[1] The population of the former Šipkovica Municipality in 1994 was 6,797, and according to the last census was 7,820. The population of the former Džepčište Municipality in 1994 was 7,286, and according to the last census was 7,919. The population of the present-day combined municipality is 86,580.

Demographics[edit]

The population of the municipality is 86,580 of whom approximately 65,000 live in the municipality center Tetovo, the rest live in the villages of the municipality. Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Albanians - 60,886 (70.3%)
  • Macedonians - 20,053 (23.2%)
  • Roma - 2,357 (2.7%)
  • Turks - 1,882 (2.2%)
  • Serbs - 604 (0.7%)
  • Bosniaks - 156 (0.2%)
  • Others - 642 (0.7%)

Inhabited places[edit]

The number of the inhabited places in the municipality is 19. There is one city and 18 villages.

Inhabited places in Tetovo Municipality
Villages: Bozovce | Brodec | Vejce | Vešala | Gajre | Golema Rečica | Germo | Jedoarce | Lavce | Lisec | Mala Rečica | Otunje | Poroj | Sarakino | Selce | Fališ | Džepčište | Šipkovica | Pirok

City: Tetovo

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]