Debarca Municipality

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Debarca municipality
Општина Дебарца
Rural municipality
Flag of Debarca municipality
Flag
Official logo of Debarca municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Debarca municipality
Country Macedonia
RegionSouthwestern Statistical Region
Municipal seatBelčišta
Government
 • MayorZoran Nogacheski (SDSM)
Area
 • Total425.39 km2 (164.24 sq mi)
Population
 • Total5,507
 • Density12.95/km2 (33.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s)046
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20131001091549/http://www.debarca.gov.mk/

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

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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%)

References[edit]

  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