Bitola Municipality

Bitola (Macedonian: Битола [ˈbitɔɫa] (listen)) is a municipality in the southern part of North Macedonia. Bitola is also the name of the city where the municipal seat is found. The municipality is located in the Pelagonia Statistical Region.

Municipality of Bitola
Општина Битола
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Bitola
Official logo of Municipality of Bitola
Location of Municipality of Bitola
Coordinates: 41°2′N 21°20′E / 41.033°N 21.333°E / 41.033; 21.333Coordinates: 41°2′N 21°20′E / 41.033°N 21.333°E / 41.033; 21.333
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Pelagonia Region.svg Pelagonia
Municipal seatBitola
 • MayorToni Konjanovski (VMRO-DPMNE)[1]
 • Total787.95 km2 (304.23 sq mi)
 • Total85,164
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s)047
car platesBT


The municipality of Bitola borders Demir Hisar Municipality to the north, Mogila Municipality to the northeast, Resen Municipality to the west, Novaci to the southeast and Greece to the south.

The municipality extends through the Pelagonia valley reaching the highest points of Baba Mountain. The Black River runs through the municipality.


The population of the municipality in 2002 was 105,644.[2]

By the 2003 territorial division of the republic, the rural Bistrica Municipality and Capari Municipality were attached to Bitola Municipality. Without these two municipalities the population of the municipality was 86,176 according to the national census of 1994, and 86,480 at the last census. The population of the defunct Bistrica Municipality in 1994 was 5,779, and according to the last census was 5,042. The population of the former Capari Municipality in 1994 was 1,793, and according to the last census was 1,424.

2002 2021
Number % Number %
TOTAL 105,644 100 85,164 100
Macedonians 94,538 89,49 69,182 81.23
Persons for whom data are taken from administrative sources n/a n/a 5,505 6.46
Albanians 4,219 3.99 4,018 4.72
Roma 2,619 2.48 2,890 3.39
Turks 1,866 1.77 1,174 1.38
Vlachs 1,271 1.2 1,205 1.41
Serbs 550 0.52 359 0.42
others 581 0.55 831 0.98

Inhabited placesEdit

The number of the inhabited places in the municipality is 66. There is one city and 65 villages.


  1. ^ Local Elections 2021 – Mayor of Bitola. State Election Commission.
  2. ^ Пописот на населението, домаќинствата и становите, 2011 година [Census of the Population, Households and Dwellings in 2011] (PDF). Macedonian State Statistical Office (in Macedonian). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-05.

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