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Skyline of Skopje
Skyline of Skopje
Flag of Скопје Skopje
Location of the city of Skopje (pink) in North Macedonia
Location of the city of Skopje (pink) in North Macedonia
Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433
CountryNorth Macedonia
MunicipalityGreater Skopje
 • MayorKoce Trajanoski
 • City1,854 km2 (716 sq mi)
240 m (790 ft)
 • City700,000
 • Density273.422/km2 (105.568/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal codes
Area code(s)02
Car platesSK
Patron saint: Virgin Mary

Skopje (Macedonian: Скопје; transcribed Skopje) is the capital and the largest city of North Macedonia. The city is the administrative, cultural, economic and academic centre of the country. In the past, the city has been known by various names such as: Üsküp (Turkish) or Skoplje (Serbo-Croatian).[1] The city has been build upon the ancient city of Scupi.[2] In 2002, the city had population of 506,926 citizens.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Skopje is in the north of North Macedonia. Through the city flows the river Vardar, the biggest river in North Macedonia. Skopje is located on 255 metres above the sea level and it coves 1, 854 km² or 715.8 sq mi. Northern of the city is the mountain Skopska Crna Gora and on the south is the mountain Vodno.

Administrative divisions of the city[change | change source]

The city of Skopje is administratively divided into 10 municipalities, of which one is the whole city named Greater Skopje. The city is part of the Skopje statistical region in the Republic of North Macedonia.

Skopje administrative division numbered1.png

1 . Coat of arms of Centar Municipality, Macedonia.svg Centar
2 . Coat of arms of Gazi Baba Municipality.svg Gazi Baba
3 . Coat of arms of Aerodrom Municipality, 2012-present.svg Aerodrom
4 . Coat of arms of Čair Municipality.svg Čair
5 . Coat of arms of Kisela Voda Municipality (2015).svg Kisela Voda
6 . Coat of arms of Butel Municipality.svg Butel
7 . Coat of arms of Šuto Orizari Municipality.svg Šuto Orizari
8 . Coat of arms of Karpoš Municipality.svg Karpoš
9 . Coat of arms of Ǵorče Petrov Municipality.svg Gjorče Petrov
10 .Coat of arms of Saraj Municipality.svg Saraj

Sister and partner cities[change | change source]

Skopje is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1.[dead link]
  2. "Official portal of City of Skopje - History".
  3. 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  4. "Dresden - Partner Cities". © 2008 Landeshauptstadt Dresden. Retrieved 2008-12-29.

Other websites[change | change source]