Demir Hisar Municipality
|Municipality of Demir Hisar|
Општина Демир Хисар
|Region||Pelagonia Statistical Region|
|Municipal seat||Demir Hisar|
|• Mayor||Marjance Stojanovski (SDSM)|
|• Total||480.13 km2 (185.38 sq mi)|
|• Density||20/km2 (51/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
Demir Hisar (Macedonian: Демир Хисар [dɛˈmir‿xisar] ( listen)) is a municipality in southwestern part of Republic of Macedonia. Demir Hisar, which means "iron fortress" in Turkish, is also the name of the town where the municipal seat is found. Demir Hisar municipality is part of the Pelagonia Statistical Region.
The municipality borders Kičevo Municipality to the north, Kruševo Municipality and Mogila Municipality to the east, Bitola Municipality to the south, and Resen Municipality, Ohrid Municipality, and Debarca Municipality to the west.
According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 9,497 inhabitants.
Ethnic groups in the municipality include:
- Macedonians = 9,179 (96.7%)
- Albanians = 232 (2.4%)
- Turks = 35 (0,4%)
- 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)