Ovče Pole

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Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 21°56′34″E / 41.86500°N 21.94278°E / 41.86500; 21.94278

Ovče Pole, near the village Gorobinci

Ovče Pole (Macedonian: Овче Поле, meaning "Plain of sheep") is a plain situated around the flow of Sveti Nikole's River, which is a tributary to the Bregalnica river, in the east-central part of Republic of North Macedonia. The climate of the plain is characterized by hot and dry summers and temperately cold winters, with occasional sharp lows. The highest registered temperature in the plain was 44.0C and the lowest registered temperature was -23.0C.

Strong winds from the north-west, north, south-east are specific for this region and are present for most of the year, this being the reason the area to be called "the windiest place on the Balkans". The Ovče Pole plain is one of the driest areas in Europe and is plagued by frequent drought periods. The yearly average of rainfall is in the 400-500 ml/m2 range. The average elevation of the plain is 200–400 m, and the highest place is Gjurište, with an elevation of 856m above sea level. In the region of Alin Dol of the river Mavrovica, in 1981, an artificial dam was built. Its water is used for the water supply of the city of Sveti Nikole.[1]


The Battle of Ovche Pole occurred during the First World War between 14 October and 15 November 1915.


  1. ^ Ecological Society Izgrev (2008-09-18). "Ecological Society Izgrev". Ecological Society Izgrev. Retrieved 2008-09-18.