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Location in Northwestern North Macedonia.
Location in Northwestern North Macedonia.
Tearce is located in North Macedonia
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 42°7′1.2″N 21°4′58.8″E / 42.117000°N 21.083000°E / 42.117000; 21.083000Coordinates: 42°7′1.2″N 21°4′58.8″E / 42.117000°N 21.083000°E / 42.117000; 21.083000
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Polog Region.svg Polog
MunicipalityCoat of arms of Tearce Municipality.svg Tearce
 • Total3,974
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesTE
Websitehttp://www.tetovo.gov.mk .

Tearce (Macedonian: Теарце [ˈtɛ.artsɛ] (audio speaker iconlisten), Albanian: Tearcë) is a village located 12 km to the northeast of Tetovo, in northwestern North Macedonia, about 15 kilometres from the border with Kosovo. It is a seat of the Tearce municipality. Population 3,974 (2002). The B-405 road connects it to Tetovo.

Tearce has an Albanian majority. The remaining population is Macedonian, Turkish, and Roma. The village was affected by the conflict of 2001, which strained relations between the ethnic groups in the village. On 22 January 2001 the police station at Tearce was shelled, killing one policeman and injuring three others.


According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 3974 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the village include:[1]


Local football club KF Tearca–97 have played in the Macedonian Third League.


  1. ^ a b Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 185.

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