Polog Statistical Region

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statistical region
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 • Total 2,479 km2 (957 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 319,532
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)

The Polog Statistical Region is one of eight statistical regions of the Republic of Macedonia. Polog, located in the northwestern part of the country, borders Albania and Kosovo[a]. Internally, it borders the Southwestern and Skopje statistical regions.


The municipalities of the Polog statistical region

Polog is divided into 9 municipalities:


Map of the majority ethnic groups in the region.


The current population of the Polog statistical region is 304,125 citizens, according to the last population census in 2002.

Census Year Population Change
1994 282,432 N/A
2002 304,125 +8.24%


Polog is the only statistical region in Macedonia where Macedonians are not the majority.

Number %
TOTAL 304,125 100
Albanians 222,679 73.2
Macedonians 56,079 18.4
Turks 17,386 5.7
Roma 4,594 1.4
others 3,387 1.1

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a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

Coordinates: 41°48′00″N 20°55′12″E / 41.80000°N 20.92000°E / 41.80000; 20.92000