Dračevo, Skopje

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Dračevo
Драчево
Suburb
Dračevo is located in Republic of Macedonia
Dračevo
Dračevo
Location within Republic of Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°56′N 21°31′E / 41.933°N 21.517°E / 41.933; 21.517Coordinates: 41°56′N 21°31′E / 41.933°N 21.517°E / 41.933; 21.517
Country Republic of Macedonia
Municipality Kisela Voda municipality
Statistical region Skopje Statistical Region
Population (2002)
 • Total 10,605
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Car plates SK
Website .

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.

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

National costume of Dracevo, Skopje, 1930's

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.

According to the 2002 census, the suburb had a total of 10605 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the suburb include:[1]

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.[1] Ethnic groups in the village include:[1]

Economy[edit]

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.

Sports[edit]

There are two football clubs "FK Dračevo" and "SSK" and the basketball clubs KK Angeli & KK Dracevo.

The team handball club RK Dračevo plays in the Macedonian Handball Super League for the 2011-12 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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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