Bosilovo Municipality

Bosilovo (Macedonian: Општина Босилово, Opština Bosilovo) is a municipality in the southeast of North Macedonia. The village of Bosilovo is the municipal seat. Bosilovo Municipality is one of the ten municipalities that compose the Southeastern Statistical Region.

Bosilovo Municipality
Општина Босилово
Rural municipality
Flag of Bosilovo Municipality
Official logo of Bosilovo Municipality
Location of Bosilovo Municipality
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Southeastern Region, North Macedonia.svg Southeastern
Municipal seatBosilovo
Government
 • MayorRisto Manchev (VMRO-DPMNE)
Population
 • Total14,260
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s)161,99 Км
Websitewww.opstinabosilovo.gov.mk
Map of Bosilovo Municipality with its villages and their areas.

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders Vasilevo Municipality to the northwest, Berovo Municipality to the northeast, Novo Selo Municipality to the southeast, and Strumica Municipality to the southwest.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2021 census, this municipality has a population of 11,508.[1] Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

2002 2021
Number % Number %
TOTAL 14,260 100 11,508 100
Macedonians 13,649 95.7 9,762 84.83
Persons for whom data are taken from administrative sources n/a n/a 1,025 8.91
Turks 495 3.5 677 5.88
others 116 0.8 44 0.38

Bosilovo Municipality, like neighboring Vasilovo, is notable for its higher concentration of Catholics than is typical for Macedonia which is overall mostly Orthodox and Muslim. In 2002, it was found that there were 959 Catholics, or 7.7% of the municipality's total population.[2] Most of these Catholics are found in the towns of Radovo (where 823 Catholics make up 96.7% of all residents) and Petralinci (where 105 Catholics make up 17.4% of all residents).[2]

Inhabited placesEdit

The municipality comprises 16 villages: Borievo, Bosilovo, Gečerlija, Drvoš, Ednokukjevo, Ilovica, Monospitovo, Petralinci, Radovo, Robovo, Saraj, Sekirnik, Staro Baldovci, Turnovo, Hamzali and Štuka.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  2. ^ a b >2002 census results. Page 346-347

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°26′N 22°45′E / 41.43°N 22.75°E / 41.43; 22.75