Vehicle registration plates of the Republic of Macedonia

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Macedonian plate (February 2012–present)
Old Macedonian plate (1993–2012)
Map of the new registration codes by municipality (2013–present)
Map of the new registration codes by municipality (2012–2013)
Map of the old registration codes by municipality (1993–2012)

Macedonian vehicle license plates consist of a two-letter region code, followed by a 4-digit numeric (before 2012 3-digits) and a 2-letter alpha code (e.g. SK 2345 MG). There is a blue field on the left side with the international vehicle registration code for Macedonia - MK.

License numeric code contains combination of four digits (0-9), while two letter alpha code is made of combination of letters using English alphabetical order.

The standard license plate dimensions are 520 × 110 mm.[1] Issuance of current registration plates started from February 20, 2012.

From 1993 to February 20, 2012 the ten existing codes were: BT, GV, KU, OH, PP, SK, SR, ŠT, TE and VE.

On February 20, 2012 in addition to the ten existing codes, seven new codes were introduced: GE, KA, KI, KO, KP, RA and SU.

On March 1, 2013 in addition to the seventeen existing codes, six new codes were introduced: BE, DE, NE, RE, SN and VI.

On September 1, 2013 in addition to the twenty three existing codes, one new code was introduced: VV.[2]

Codes[edit]

The Macedonian vehicle license plate codes by municipalities in English alphabetical order:[3]

Code Region Municipalities covered by the code Appearance
BE Berovo Berovo, Pehčevo License plate of Berovo.svg
BT Bitola Bitola, Demir Hisar, Kruševo, Mogila, Novaci Bitola-licenseplate.png
DE Delčevo Delčevo, Makedonska Kamenica, License plate of Delčevo.svg
GE Gevgelija Gevgelija, Bogdanci, Valandovo, Dojran Gevgelija-licenseplate.png
GV Gostivar Gostivar, Vrapčište, Mavrovo and Rostuša Gv-lp.png
KA Kavadarci Kavadarci, Rosoman Ka-lp.png
KI Kičevo Kičevo, Vraneštica, Drugovo, Zajas, Makedonski Brod, Oslomej, Plasnica Ki-lp.png
KO Kočani Kočani, Zrnovci, Češinovo-Obleševo License plate of Kočani.svg
KP Kriva Palanka Kriva Palanka, Rankovce Kp-lp.png
KU Kumanovo Kumanovo, Kratovo, Lipkovo, Staro Nagoričane Ku-lp.png
NE Negotino Negotino, Demir Kapija License plate of Negotino.svg
OH Ohrid Ohrid, Debarca Oh-lp.png
PP Prilep Prilep, Dolneni, Krivogaštani Pp-lp.png
RA Radoviš Radoviš, Konče Ra-lp.png
RE Resen Resen License plate of Resen.svg
SK Skopje Skopje, Aračinovo, Zelenikovo, Ilinden, Petrovec, Sopište, Studeničani, Čučer-Sandevo Sk-lp.png
SN Sveti Nikole Sveti Nikole, Lozovo License plate of Sveti Nikole.svg
SU Struga Struga, Debar, Centar Župa Su-lp.png
SR Strumica Strumica, Bosilovo, Vasilevo, Novo Selo Sr-lp.png
ST Štip Štip, Probištip, Karbinci St-lp.png
TE Tetovo Tetovo, Bogovinje, Brvenica, Želino, Jegunovce, Tearce Te-lp.png
VE Veles Veles, Gradsko, Čaška Ve-lp.png
VI Vinica Vinica License plate of Vinica.svg
VV Vevčani Vevčani License plate of Vevčani.svg

Obsolete licence plate codes[edit]

Code Location Notes
TV Titov Veles Replaced by VE (Veles) when the city in question was renamed.

Critical reception[edit]

The new europlates are criticised from several design experts and the Macedonian public who insist on using hybrid alphabet instead of latinic script (only the common letters for Cyrillic and latinic scripts to be used). They sent a remark to the constitutional court of Macedonia and the decision is yet to be declared. The "MK" code is also disputed for being placed low.[4] Due to the Macedonia naming dispute, Greece follows a standard policy in which Greek border guards cover the letters "MK" on Macedonian car plates with a sticker, in Greek and English, reading: “Recognized by Greece as FYROM” .[5]

Special plates[edit]

  • Diplomatic corps plate had black background and plate consists of two numbers indicating the region, two letters CC (for consular corps) or CD (for diplomatic corps) and then numbers.
  • Dealer plates had the band of text of region and then "ПРОБА". The bottom group exactly like older Yugoslav plates, but without the star.
  • Temporary plates had the first letters "E" and then regional code and then numbers. The color of the font is green.
  • Police plates had six numbers in two groups and the font is blue. (rear only)

Partial List of Diplomatic Corps and International Organization Codes[edit]

Code Country or Organization
01  Slovenia
02  Turkey
03  United Kingdom
04  Germany
05  Denmark
06  China
07  Bulgaria
08  Sweden
09  France
10   Switzerland
11  Netherlands
12  Albania
13  Belgium
14  Bosnia
15  Russia
16  Italy
17  Finland
18  Japan
19  Romania
20  Czech Republic
21  Spain
22  Austria
23  Croatia
24 Unknown
25  United States
26  South Korea
27  Greece
28  Hungary
29  Serbia
30  Iran
31  Poland
32 Unknown
33 Unknown
34 Unknown
35 Unknown
36  European Union
37  Sovereign Military Order of Malta
38  Ukraine
39  Slovakia
40  Australia
41  European Union
42 Unknown
43 Unknown
44  Montenegro
45 Unknown
46 Unknown
47 Unknown
48 Unknown
49 Unknown
50  Kosovo
79 EUPOL Proxima
81 European Agency for Reconstruction
84  ICRC
85 WHO
86  NATO
88 WFP
91 World Bank
92 OSCE
93 UNICEF
94 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
95 United Nations
96 International Monetary Fund
100  Council of Europe
101 UNDP

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External links[edit]

Media related to License plates of the Republic of Macedonia at Wikimedia Commons