Saraj Municipality

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Municipality of Saraj
Општина Сарај
Komuna e Sarajit
Rural municipality
Flag of Municipality of Saraj
Official logo of Municipality of Saraj
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Saraj
Country  Macedonia
Region Skopje Statistical Region
Municipal seat Skopje
 • Mayor Bekim Murati (DUI)
 • Total 229.06 km2 (88.44 sq mi)
 • Total 35,408
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Saraj (Macedonian: About this sound Сарај , Albanian: Saraj) is one of the ten municipalities that make up the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Saraj, which means "palace" in Turkish, is also the name of the village where the municipal seat is found. It is a rural municipality and it is not part of Skopje proper.


Saraj borders Jegunovce Municipality to the northwest, Želino Municipality to the southwest, Sopište Municipality to the south, Karpoš Municipality and Gjorče Petrov Municipality to the east, and Kosovo to the north.


According to the last national census from 2002, Saraj has 35,408 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Albanians = 32,408 (91.5%)
  • Macedonians = 1,377 (3.9%)
  • Bosniaks = 1,120 (3.2%)
  • others.

Twin towns[edit]

Twin municipalities[edit]


  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  2. ^ Komuna e Sarajit binjakëzim me komunën turke Uskudar, INA, 2012-06-01 (in Albanian)

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Coordinates: 42°00′01″N 21°19′29″E / 42.0004°N 21.3248°E / 42.0004; 21.3248