Kopanica, Saraj

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Kopanica is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Location within Republic of Macedonia
Coordinates: 42°00′25″N 21°14′15″E / 42.00694°N 21.23750°E / 42.00694; 21.23750Coordinates: 42°00′25″N 21°14′15″E / 42.00694°N 21.23750°E / 42.00694; 21.23750
CountryRepublic of Macedonia
MunicipalitySaraj municipality
Statistical regionSkopje Statistical Region
 • Total1,714
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesSK

Kopanica (Macedonian: Копаница, Albanian: Kopanicë) is a village in the municipality of Saraj, Republic of Macedonia.


The village is in middle of Zeden Mountain and Ljubin hills,the elevation changes between 400 and 500 a.s.l. the climate is continental with cold(sometimes very cold like in January 2017 where temperatures are below -20) and wet(snow and rain) in winter and very hot and dry in summer.

The village is separated in two part,one is in slopes of Ljubin hills and one in Zeden slopes, but the Ljubin hills are most richest than the Zeden Mountain because in Ljubin hills is richest for forests and wet lands in the other side Zeden mountain has dry and non forested lands with rocky areas. The Ljubin hills however are low elevated hills between 300-600 (the low is in Vardar river and the high in Ljubin head) meters a.s.l. in the other side Zeden Mountain is between 300-1264 (the lowest peak is in Vardar river and the highest peak Big Stone) meters a.s.l.


According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 1714 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the village include:[1]


  1. ^ a b Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 170.

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