Sopište Municipality

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Municipality of Sopište
Општина Сопиште
Komuna e Sopishtit
Rural municipality
Flag of Municipality of Sopište
Flag
Location of Municipality of Sopište
Country Macedonia
RegionSkopje Statistical Region
Municipal seatSopište
Government
 • MayorStefče Trpkovski (VMRO-DPMNE)
Area
 • Total222.1 km2 (85.8 sq mi)
Highest elevation2,500 m (8,200 ft)
Lowest elevation600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total5,656
 • Density25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s)02
Car PlatesSK

Sopište (Macedonian: About this soundСопиште , Albanian: Komuna e Sopishtit) is a municipality in northern Republic of Macedonia. Sopište is also the name of the village where the municipal seat is found. It is located in the Skopje Statistical Region.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders the City of Skopje to the north, Želino Municipality and Makedonski Brod Municipality to the west, and Studeničani Municipality to the east.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2002 Macedonian census, the municipality has 5,656 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the municipality:

  • Macedonians = 3,404 (60.2%)
  • Albanians = 1,942 (34.3%)
  • Turks = 243 (4.3%)
  • others = 67 (1.2%)

People from Sopište[edit]

  • Igor Durlovski, a Macedonian opera singer
  • Ana Durlovski [de], a Macedonian opera singer
  • Rabie W. Sedrak, a Macedonian Migration Adviser descending from Lebanese origins

Inhabited places[edit]

The 5656 inhabitants of the municipality of Sopište live in 1510 houses and 3398 apartments.[2] There are 13 settlements in Sopište with the absence of a classic urban center.

In the municipality there are the following settlements:

  • Sopište 1365
  • Rakotinci 394
  • Dobri Dol 431
  • Dolno Sonje 707
  • Gorno Sonje 240
  • Barovo 24
  • Govrlevo 31
  • Čiflik 664
  • Sveta Petka 718
  • Jabolče 44
  • Nova Breznica 89
  • Držilovo 365
  • Patiška Reka 584

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°58′N 21°25′E / 41.96°N 21.41°E / 41.96; 21.41