|Municipality of Saraj
Komuna e Sarajit
|Region||Skopje Statistical Region|
|• Mayor||Bekim Murati (DUI)|
|• Total||229.06 km2 (88.44 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
Saraj (Macedonian: Сарај (help·info), Albanian: Saraj) is one of the ten municipalities that make up the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Saraj, which means "palace" in Turkish, is also the name of the village where the municipal seat is found. It is a rural municipality and it is not part of Skopje proper.
Saraj borders Jegunovce Municipality to the northwest, Želino Municipality to the southwest, Sopište Municipality to the south, Karpoš Municipality and Gjorče Petrov Municipality to the east, and Kosovo to the north.
According to the last national census from 2002, Saraj has 35,408 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the municipality include:
- Albanians = 32,408 (91.5%)
- Macedonians = 1,377 (3.9%)
- Bosniaks = 1,120 (3.2%)
- 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
- Komuna e Sarajit binjakëzim me komunën turke Uskudar, INA, 2012-06-01 (in Albanian)