|Elevation||+695 m (2,280 ft)|
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The village of Labuništa is located at 865 m (2,838 ft) above sea level on the Eastern side of the Jablanica mountain range. The village is located around 15 km (9 mi) from Struga, the closest town. The nearest villages to Labuništa include Podgorci (1.1 km or 0.68 mi), Boroec (2.3 km or 1.4 mi), Vevčani (3.1 km or 1.9 mi) and Oktisi (4.1 km or 2.5 mi). The village is located close to the Black Drim river and the Globočica lake.
According to Vasil Kanchov's study of Macedonia in 1900, "Macedonia, Ethnography and Statistics", (Bulgarian: Македония. Етнография и статистика, Makedonija. Etnografija i statistika), counted the village as having 660 Bulgarian Christian and 800 Muslim (Torbeš) inhabitants.
Dimitar Mišev's 1905 study of the Bulgarian Exarchate, Macedonia and its Christian population (French: La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne), counted 128 exarchists in and 512 patriarchists in the village. According to 1961 data by anthropologist Joel Halpern the village's population was composed of 2,345 Macedonian Muslims and 380 Christian Macedonians.
The population of the village in past censuses:
According to the 2002 national census, 5,936 people live in the village. According to the 2002 census, in Labuništa lived:
Regarding the mother tongue of the population, the following results were given:
- Macedonian: 4,872 or 82%
- Albanian: 925 or 15,5%
- Turkish: 78 or 1,31%
- Serbian: 3 or 0,05%
- other: 58 or 0,97%
- Македония. Етнография и статистика, 1900
- D.M.Brancoff. "La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne". Paris, 1905, р.164-165.
- Brunnbauer, Ulf (2009). Transnational societies, transterritorial politics: migrations in the (post-) Yugoslav region, 19th-21st century. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag. p. 223. ISBN 978-3-486-59163-7. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
- Population of Republic of Macedonia by ethnic affiliation, by settlements, according to the population censuses 1948, 1963, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 1994 and 2002
- Macedonian census, language and religion
- Macedonian census: population, languages, religion
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