Šuto Orizari Municipality

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Šuto Orizari
Шуто Оризари
Shuto Orizari
City municipality
Flag of Šuto Orizari
Coat of arms of Šuto Orizari
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Location of Šuto Orizari
Coordinates: 42°02′31″N 21°25′19″E / 42.04194°N 21.42194°E / 42.04194; 21.42194Coordinates: 42°02′31″N 21°25′19″E / 42.04194°N 21.42194°E / 42.04194; 21.42194
Country  Macedonia
Region Skopje Statistical Region
Municipal seat Skopje
 • Mayor Elvis Bajram (Union of Roma in Macedonia)
 • Total 7.48 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
 • Total 22,017
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
 • primary Macedonian
 • secondary Romani
 • Romani 79,1%
 • Albanian 11,9%
 • Macedonian 7,1%
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +389 044
Car plates SK
Website http://www.SutoOrizari.gov.mk

Šuto Orizari (Macedonian: About this sound Шуто Оризари , Romani: Shuto Orizari), or simply Šutka (Шутка), is one of the ten municipalities that make up the City of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.


The municipality borders Butel Municipality to the south and Čučer-Sandevo Municipality to the north.


Šuto Orizari is the only municipality in the country where Romani make up a majority of the population. Out of a total population of 22,017 in the 2002 census, 17,415 people (79,1%) were of Roma ethnicity.[1] Other significant ethnic groups include Albanians (2,012 or 11.9%) and Macedonians (1,200 7.1%). During the recent conflict in Kosovo many Romani refugees found shelter here. The overwhelming majority of the inhabitants are Muslims. [2]


Due to the demographics, both Romani and Macedonian are official languages in Šuto Orizari. Albanian is also spoken, but is not an official language. The mayor of the municipality, Elvis Bajram, is Romani.

In 2009, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia took further measures to enlarge inclusion of Romani in the education process. The cornerstone of a government-funded secondary school for Šuto Orizari was laid on 10 February 2009, an investment worth 1.6 million euros.[3]


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