Gorna Bela Crkva

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Gorna Bela Crkva

Горна Бела Црква
Bollocërkë e Sipërme
Yukarı Bela Tsırkva
Village
Panoramic view of the village
Panoramic view of the village
Gorna Bela Crkva is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Gorna Bela Crkva
Gorna Bela Crkva
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°03′00″N 21°01′40″E / 41.05000°N 21.02778°E / 41.05000; 21.02778
Country North Macedonia
MunicipalityResen Municipality
Population
 (2002)
 • Total187
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+389
Car platesRE

Gorna Bela Crkva (Macedonian: Горна Бела Црква, meaning Upper White Church; Albanian: Bollocërkë e Sipërme; Turkish: Yukarı Bela Tsırkva) is a village in the Resen Municipality of the Republic of North Macedonia, north of Lake Prespa. The village is situated under 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from the municipal centre of Resen.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Gorna Bela Crkva has a mixed population of Bektashi Muslim Albanians, known locally as Kolonjarë, and Turks,[2] and is one of only two villages in Resen Municipality with no ethnic Macedonian residents (the other being Kozjak).[3][4]

Ethnic
group
census 1961 census 1971 census 1981 census 1991 census 1994 census 2002
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Macedonians 2 0.5 3 0.6 1 0.2 1 0.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
Albanians 141 32.5 207 40.9 332 56.2 135 28.3 117 54.4 114 61.0
Turks 290 66.8 291 57.5 220 37.2 106 22.2 98 45.6 73 39.0
others 1 0.2 5 1.0 38 6.4 235 49.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 434 506 591 477 215 187

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gorna Bela Crkva". Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ Sugarman, Jane (1997). Engendering song: Singing and subjectivity at Prespa Albanian weddings. University of Chicago Press. pp. 9–11. ISBN 9780226779720.
  3. ^ Censuses of population 1948 - 2002 Archived 2013-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Włodzimierz, Pianka (1970). Toponomastikata na Ohridsko-Prespanskiot bazen. Institut za makedonski jazik "Krste Misirkov". p. 124. "Но само со исклучок на Козјак и Г. Бела Црква, во сите селата живеат Македонци кои сочинуваат мнозинство."


Coordinates: 41°03′N 21°01′E / 41.050°N 21.017°E / 41.050; 21.017