Radolišta

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Radolišta

Радолишта
Ladorisht
Village
View of the lower part of town. In the background, Lake Ohrid and Galičica mountains with Struga toward the left side and Kališta village toward the right
View of the lower part of town. In the background, Lake Ohrid and Galičica mountains with Struga toward the left side and Kališta village toward the right
Radolišta is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Radolišta
Radolišta
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°9′51″N 20°37′23″E / 41.16417°N 20.62306°E / 41.16417; 20.62306Coordinates: 41°9′51″N 20°37′23″E / 41.16417°N 20.62306°E / 41.16417; 20.62306
CountryNorth Macedonia
MunicipalityStruga municipality
Statistical regionSouthwestern Statistical Region
Population
 (2002)
 • Total3,119
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6333
Area code(s)+389
Car platesSU
Website.

Radolišta (Macedonian: Радолишта, Albanian: Ladorisht) is a village in the municipality of Struga, North Macedonia.

Geography[edit]

This village is located in the southwest of Struga Municipality, at the foot of the Jablanica mountain range. The village is in hilly-mountain altitude of 700–820 m (2,297–2,690 ft) above sea level.

History[edit]

Human settlement in Radolišta has a long history that dates back to late antiquity:

- Traces of old structural foundations located in the eastern part of the village
- Paleochristian Basilica (locally called "Bazilika") - built in the 6th century[1]
- Necropolis (7th-8th centuries)

Culture[edit]

In village cultural life is organized and sports activities through the football club 'Flamurtari (progress) and SHKA Valët e Liqenit (Lake waves) are represented in as many festivals as well as being honoured with the outside of many awards and praise. Radolišta also are rooted in cultural heritage as Ura e gurit OPALE (Stone bridge OPALE).

Demographics[edit]

The village of Radolišta is inhabited by Tosks, a subgroup of southern Albanians and speak the Tosk Albanian dialect.[2][3] Radolišta is one of the largest villages in the region of Struga with more than 800 houses and the population adheres to Islam.

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 3119 inhabitants.[4] Ethnic groups in the village include:[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Palairet, Michael (2016). Macedonia: A Voyage through History (Vol. 1, From Ancient Times to the Ottoman Invasions). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 152. ISBN 9781443888431.
  2. ^ Murtishi, Kaim (2001). Ladorishti: Histori dhe Tradita. Asdreni. p. 53. "Ladorishti, Frëngova, Zagraçani dhe Kalishti fshatra toske"
  3. ^ Tuda, Shpresa (1977). "Të dhëna për zakonet e vdekjes dhe vajtimet në Strugë dhe rrethinë". Gjurmime albanologjike: Folklor dhe etnologji. 5–7: 159. "Fshatrat e rrethinës së Strugës siç janë: Kalishti, Frengova, Ladorishti, Zagraçani dhe Shumi flasin në dialektin toskë, kurse në të gjithë fshatrat e tjerë flitet gegënishtja.".
  4. ^ a b Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 182.

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