Demir Hisar (town)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Demir Hisar (town)
Демир Хисар
DemirHisar (2).jpg
Flag of Demir Hisar (town)
Coat of arms of Demir Hisar (town)
Coat of arms
Demir Hisar (town) is located in Republic of Macedonia
Demir Hisar (town)
Demir Hisar (town)
Location within Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°16′0″N 21°12′0″E / 41.26667°N 21.20000°E / 41.26667; 21.20000Coordinates: 41°16′0″N 21°12′0″E / 41.26667°N 21.20000°E / 41.26667; 21.20000
Country  Macedonia
Municipality Demir Hisar municipality
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,593
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +389
Car plates BT

Demir Hisar (Macedonian: Демир Хисар [dɛˈmir‿xisar]) is a town in Republic of Macedonia. It is the seat of Demir Hisar Municipality. This small settlement has an absolute Macedonian ethnic majority. The name of the town translates to "Iron Castle" in Turkish, and dates back to the time when Macedonia was ruled by the Ottoman Empire.

The settlement is situated along the main road between the important Macedonian cities of Bitola and Kičevo.


The town of Demir Hisar has 2,593 residents.[1]

Number %
TOTAL 2,593 100
Macedonians 2,473 95.37
others 120 4.62