Demir Hisar Municipality

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Municipality of Demir Hisar
Општина Демир Хисар
Municipality
Flag of Municipality of Demir Hisar
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Coat of arms of Municipality of Demir Hisar
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Location of Municipality of Demir Hisar
Country  Macedonia
Region Pelagonia Statistical Region
Municipal seat Demir Hisar
Government
 • Mayor Marjance Stojanovski (SDSM)
Area
 • Total 480.13 km2 (185.38 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 9,497
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Area code(s) 47
car plates BT

Demir Hisar (Macedonian: Демир Хисар [dɛˈmir‿xisar] (About this sound 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 9,497 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 9,179 (96.7%)
  • Albanians = 232 (2.4%)
  • Turks = 35 (0,4%)
  • others.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°12′N 21°11′E / 41.20°N 21.18°E / 41.20; 21.18