Debarca Municipality

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Debarca municipality

Општина Дебарца
Rural municipality
Flag of Debarca municipality
Official logo of Debarca municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Debarca municipality
Country North Macedonia
RegionSouthwestern Statistical Region
Municipal seatBelčišta
 • MayorZoran Nogacheski (SDSM)
 • Total425.39 km2 (164.24 sq mi)
 • Total5,507
 • Density12.95/km2 (33.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s)046

Debarca (Macedonian: About this soundДебарца ) is a municipality in the Southwestern Statistical Region of North Macedonia. The village of Belčišta is the municipal seat. It is the municipality in which Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport is located, the second of two international airports in the county.


The municipality borders Kičevo Municipality to the northeast, Demir Hisar Municipality to the east, Ohrid Municipality to the south, and Struga Municipality to the west.

The municipality encompasses the Debarca Valley, part of the Sateska River watershed that flows into Lake Ohrid and belongs to the Lake Ohrid Drainage Basin.

The majority of the villages are nestled between the Karaorman Mountain in the west and Ilinska Mountain in the east.


The municipality consists of 30 villages.

According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 5,507 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 5,324 (96.7%)
  • Albanians = 153 (2.8%)
  • Others = 30 (0.5%)


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

Coordinates: 41°30′00″N 21°23′00″E / 41.5°N 21.3833°E / 41.5; 21.3833