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Information About  City Of Skopje

  • Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia.
  • Skopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River, and is located on a major north-south Balkan route between Belgrade and Athens.
  • Skopje has a population of 506,926 inhabitants, the city has a population of 668,518 or 491,000 inhabitants.
  • Skopje is located in the Skopje statistical region of northern Macedonia, in the centre of the Balkans, approximately halfway between Belgrade and Athens. The Vardar River, which originates near Gostivar, flows through the city then flows south passing the border into Greece and eventually flowing into the Aegean Sea.
  • The center of Skopje consists of two municipalities separated by the Vardar River. On the north bank of the river is Cair Municipality, in which the Old Town is located, while the on the south bank is Centar Municipality, which is the modern part of the center of the city.
  • Skopje was organised as a distinct socio-political community consisting of five municipalities: Gazi Baba, Karpoš, Kisela Voda, Centar and Cair. Skopje was defined as a distinct unit of the local self-government and had 7 municipalities: Gazi Baba, Karpoš, Kisela Voda, Centar and Cair, Šuto Orizari and Gjorce Petrov.
  • The mayor of Skopje is elected directly. The current mayor is Koce Trajanovski, who was elected in April 2009.
  • Skopje is an administrative division within the Republic of Macedonia consisting of ten municipalities, which form part of the Skopje statistical region.
  • The organisation of Skopje, as a distinct unit in local self-government is defined by the Law of Skopje.
  • The Macedonians are the largest ethnic group in the city with 338,358 people or 66.75% of the population. They are followed by Albanians with 103,891 inhabitants, 20.49% of the total population. The Romani people with 23,475 inhabitants, or 4.63% of the total population, are the third largest ethnic group.
  • The city also has a Serb minority population of 14,298 inhabitants (2.82% of the total population). Turks compose 8,595 inhabitants or 1.70%, while there are 7,585 Bosniaks in the city forming 1.50% of the total population. Aromanians make up 0.50% of the total population with 2557 inhabitants. The remaining 1.61% corresponding to 8,167 people declared themselves to be of a different ethnicity.

 

Information about Centar

  • Centar is the central municipality of the ten municipalities that compose the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.
  • Centar is home to the Parliament and Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia.
  • The Vardar River runs on the edge of the municipality along the border with Cair Municipality. Vodno Mountain overlooks Centar.
  • The municipality's total area is 7.52 km2.
  • Centar borders several other municipalities including: Karpoš Municipality to the west, Cair Municipality to the northeast, Aerodrom Municipality to the southeast, and Kisela Voda Municipality to the south.
  • According to the last national census from 2002, the municipality has 45,412 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the municipality include: Macedonians = 38,778 (85.4%), Serbs = 2,037 (4.5%), Albanians = 1,465 (3.2%), Roma = 974 (2.2%).

 

Centar became the twin town of Beyoğlu on the 19th April 2012.

 

OFFICIAL VISITS

Beyoğlu Municipality Became The Twin Town Of Skopje Centar Municipality
18-20 April 2012, Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Mayor of Beyoğlu Ahmet Misbah Demircan and Mayor of Skopje Centar Municipality Mr. Vladimir Todorovic signed the Twin Town Agreement which strengthens the friendship between the two cities. Mayor Demircan welcomed Mayor Todorovic in Beyoğlu in April 2012. During the delegation’s official visit they have exchanged ideas on the future collaborations.
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