Raotince

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Raotince (Macedonian: Раотинце) is a village located about 10 miles (14 km) northeast from the city of Tetovo in the Republic of Macedonia.

History[edit]

The village of Raotince is one of the oldest in the Polog Valley. It is believed to be settled some time around the early 18th century. Most of the people that settled the village came from other villages in the area surrounding the Polog Valley and from villages high in the Šar mountain. The settlers that came to the village saw Raotince as an important area, because of its quick access of the Vardar River, which runs through the village.

The village is one of the many villages in Macedonia to have St. Ilija as the patron saint. The saint's day is celebrated on August 2, and it is the same day that the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising of 1903.

Coordinates: 42°04′N 21°09′E / 42.067°N 21.150°E / 42.067; 21.150