Negotino

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Negotino

Неготино
Плоштадот во Неготино.JPG
Flag of Negotino
Flag
Coat of arms of Negotino
Coat of arms
Negotino is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Negotino
Negotino
Location within Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°29′N 22°06′E / 41.483°N 22.100°E / 41.483; 22.100Coordinates: 41°29′N 22°06′E / 41.483°N 22.100°E / 41.483; 22.100
Country Macedonia
MunicipalityNegotino Municipality
Government
 • MayorToni Delkov
Highest elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total16,212
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1440
Area code(s)+389 043
Car platesNE
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.negotino.gov.mk

Negotino (Macedonian: Неготино, pronounced [nɛˈɡɔtinɔ] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the Republic of North Macedonia.

Its population is about 20,000.

It is the seat of Negotino Municipality.

Geography[edit]

Negotino is situated on the right bank of the river Vardar.

It is about 150 metres (490 ft) above sea level.

Negotino is in a vineyard region and the gates of the Tikves basin, known for its fertility, are located nearby. Along with Kavadarci, Negotino is known as the home of Macedonia’s best wine and rakija (brandy).

The M-1 highway leads through the city, parallel to the railway line connecting Skopje-Gevgelija-Greece.

History[edit]

Church of St. Athanasius the Great in Negotino

A settlement in the location of modern Negotino existed and developed in antiquity.

Between 278 and 242 BC, a city was founded by King Antigonus II Gonatas, under the name of Antigoneia. After conquering Paionia, he conquered the settlements around the central Vardar region.

Antigoneia was situated some twelve Roman miles south of the ancient city of Stobi, on the road to Thessaloniki, at the location of modern Gradiste, near the railway station of Negotino. At this place, Roman coins were found, as well as precious jewelry and other archeological findings from the period of the Roman and Byzantine period.

The ancient city existed until the 11th century when it was destroyed by a disastrous earthquake which hit almost all of the territory of Macedonia along with other cities such as Skupi, Stobi, Heraclea, Astibo, and Idomena.

From 1929 to 1941, Negotino was part of the Vardar Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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