Lazaropole

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Panorama of the village
Lazaropole
Лазарополе
Church in Lazaropole
Church in Lazaropole
Lazaropole is located in Republic of Macedonia
Lazaropole
Lazaropole
Location within Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°32′10″N 20°41′38″E / 41.53611°N 20.69389°E / 41.53611; 20.69389Coordinates: 41°32′10″N 20°41′38″E / 41.53611°N 20.69389°E / 41.53611; 20.69389
Country  Macedonia
Municipality Mavrovo and Rostuša
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Lazaropole, view from Galičnik

Lazaropole (Macedonian: Лазарополе) is a village in the Municipality of Mavrovo and Rostuša, Republic of Macedonia. Situated on a plateau at Mount Bistra and surrounded by beech and oak forest; at 1,350 m altitude, it is one of the highest settlements in the country.

The village is named after a local medieval hero, Lazar, who according to legend was the sole survivor of a Turkish attack on his village. The rest of the townspeople were killed in a cave where they had sought refuge, while Lazar, the only survivor, crawled outside and built a new town.

There are about 400 houses in the village. The older ones reveal the traces of the Mijaci highland building style. The village was the birthplace of numerous authors, educators, carvers, teachers, fresco and icon painters, and constructors[citation needed]. Especially picturesque are the village church of St. George, built in 1838, and the small churches in the forests near the village.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lazaropole (1961–1990, extremes 1973–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
16.7
(62.1)
23.8
(74.8)
24.3
(75.7)
28.3
(82.9)
30.7
(87.3)
38.6
(101.5)
38.3
(100.9)
31.6
(88.9)
27.5
(81.5)
25.3
(77.5)
17.4
(63.3)
38.6
(101.5)
Average high °C (°F) 2.2
(36)
3.0
(37.4)
6.1
(43)
10.6
(51.1)
15.5
(59.9)
18.9
(66)
22.2
(72)
22.3
(72.1)
18.7
(65.7)
13.3
(55.9)
8.0
(46.4)
4.0
(39.2)
12.1
(53.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
1.4
(34.5)
5.6
(42.1)
10.4
(50.7)
13.6
(56.5)
16.0
(60.8)
15.5
(59.9)
12.2
(54)
7.7
(45.9)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
6.8
(44.2)
Average low °C (°F) −5.9
(21.4)
−5.0
(23)
−2.8
(27)
1.1
(34)
5.0
(41)
7.8
(46)
9.4
(48.9)
9.4
(48.9)
7.0
(44.6)
3.5
(38.3)
0.0
(32)
−3.9
(25)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −19.0
(−2.2)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−14.7
(5.5)
−9.1
(15.6)
−0.3
(31.5)
1.0
(33.8)
0.9
(33.6)
−4.0
(24.8)
−8.0
(17.6)
−14.0
(6.8)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−23.4
(−10.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 103.8
(4.087)
94.8
(3.732)
99.2
(3.906)
85.6
(3.37)
87.1
(3.429)
59.2
(2.331)
46.8
(1.843)
50.8
(2)
68.2
(2.685)
95.5
(3.76)
145.3
(5.72)
130.8
(5.15)
1,067.1
(42.012)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 11 11 11 10 8 5 6 6 8 11 12 110
Average relative humidity (%) 79 78 74 71 71 71 67 69 73 75 77 80 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 104.2 105.7 140.8 161.6 197.3 223.9 289.4 274.0 225.5 172.6 117.8 83.4 2,106.2
Source #1: NOAA[1]
Source #2: Meteo Climat (record highs and lows)[2]

Culture[edit]

The traditional Macedonian folk dance Teškoto is from the area of Lazaropole.

People born in Lazaropole[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lazaropole Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Station Lazaropole" (in French). Meteo Climat. Retrieved 6 April 2017.