Staro Nagoričane Municipality
|Staro Nagoričane Municipality
Општина Старо Нагоричане
Location within Macedonia
|Region||Northeastern Statistical Region|
|Municipal seat||Staro Nagoričane|
|• Mayor||Milovan Stojkovski (VMRO-DPMNE)|
|• Total||433.41 km2 (167.34 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|Area code(s)||+389 031|
Staro Nagoričane Municipality (Macedonian: Општина Старо Нагоричане (help·info)) is a municipality in northern part of Republic of Macedonia. The municipal seat is located at the village Staro Nagoričane. This municipality is part of the Northeastern Statistical Region.
The municipality borders Serbia to the north, Kumanovo Municipality to the west, Kratovo Municipality to the south, and Rankovce Municipality to the east. It largely corresponds to the historical and geographical region of Sredorek.
History and culture
By the 2003 territorial division of the republic, the rural Klečevce Municipality was attached to Staro Nagoričane Municipality.
According to the 2002 Macedonian census, this municipality has 4,840 inhabitants. There were 5,867 inhabitants in 1994. Ethnic groups in the municipality:
- Macedonians = 3,906 (80.7%)
- Serbs = 926 (19.1%)
- others = 8 (0.2%)
- Denko Krstić (1824–1882), influential merchant, born in Mlado Nagoričane.
- Petko Ilić (1886–1912), guerilla fighter, born in Staro Nagoričane.
- Todor Krstić-Algunjski (d. after 1918), guerilla fighter, born in Algunja.
- Ditko Aleksić (d. 1916), guerilla fighter, born in Osiče.
- Timotej of Debar and Kichevo (b. 1951), orthodox mitropolitian, born in Mlado Nagoričane.
Staro Nagoričane is twinned with:
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