Sveti Nikole

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Sveti Nikole
Свети Николе
View of Sveti Nikole Center
View of Sveti Nikole Center
Flag of Sveti Nikole
Sveti Nikole is located in Republic of Macedonia
Sveti Nikole
Sveti Nikole
Location within the Republic of Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°52′N 21°57′E / 41.867°N 21.950°E / 41.867; 21.950Coordinates: 41°52′N 21°57′E / 41.867°N 21.950°E / 41.867; 21.950
Country Macedonia
MunicipalitySveti Nikole Municipality
 • MayorSaso Velkovski (SDSM)
Population ([citation needed])
 • Total18,497
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code2220
Car platesSN
Clock tower

Sveti Nikole (Macedonian: Свети Николе [ˌsfɛːti ˈnikɔlɛ] (About this soundlisten); meaning Saint Nicholas) is a town in the Republic of Macedonia. It is the seat of Sveti Nikole Municipality and a center of a plain called Ovče Pole (Plain of sheep), famous for sheep farming, lamb meat, and dairy products of all kinds.

According to legend, the town was named after the church of Sveti Nikola, built in the beginning of the 14th century. It is said to have been the biggest of all 42 churches in this area at its time.[citation needed]

There are many archaeological sites in the Sveti Nikole municipality from all ages in the past. The outlying villages of Sveti Nikole include Amzabegovo, with its barely excavated archaeological site, and Burilovci, famous for the magnificent frescoes that adorn its own church of Saint Nicholas.

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