|Country||Republic of Macedonia|
|Municipality||Kisela Voda municipality|
|Statistical region||Skopje Statistical Region|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Dračevo (Macedonian: Драчево) is a suburb in the municipality of Kisela Voda, Republic of Macedonia. It is a suburb of Skopje and one of the first major settlements in that region and has a fully developed socio-economical life. It is located 10 km south-east from the center of the city of Skopje.
The name origins from another ancient village name called Dračevica, mainly because its population settled from there. The ancient village was located 15 km (9 mi) south-east from the center of Skopje. The belief is that in 1200 there was a Slavic settlement, whose origin is from the ancient Rome. There were recently found Roman artifacts and mosaics in the archaeological location called Crkviste. They are still there in the back yard of the church. The settlement in the Roman period is believed to be ruled by a Roman representative called Tribu.
Dračevo is populated with 99% ethnic Macedonians, Orthodox Christians, and it is one of the first pillars of theological education in Macedonia. There is a theological school, 3 primary schools and 2 secondary schools.
Nearby the suburb Dračevo is the village of Dračevo, a rural extension of the settlement. According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 8641 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the village include:
The economy life is mildly developed, with a great perspective on further development. This is mainly because of the closeness to the city of Skopje, railroad station, close to the highway and supply of water.
- Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 64.
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