Xhepchisht (Macedonian: Џепчиште; Albanian: Xhepçisht) is a village in the municipality of Tetovo, North Macedonia.


Xhepchisht is located in North Macedonia
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 42°02′N 21°00′E / 42.033°N 21.000°E / 42.033; 21.000Coordinates: 42°02′N 21°00′E / 42.033°N 21.000°E / 42.033; 21.000
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Polog Region.svg Polog
MunicipalityCoat of arms of Tetovo Municipality, Macedonia.svg Tetovo
 • Total4,051
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesTE


Džepčište is located at the range of Shar Mountain-Scardica, as well as in the field of Polog/fushë valley, characterized by relatively frosty winters as mountain stream climate prevailing during the long winter and warm and dry with temperatures reaching up to 45 degrees Celsius in the summer time for a Mediterranean climate. Overall, it has four seasons and fertile agricultural land.


According to the statistical office of North Macedonia, Džepčište numbers about 760 residential homes. Approximately 700 of them are inhabited by Albanians and around 9 houses with ethnic Macedonians. Many individuals from this village live abroad, especially in European countries where they work and live, many with their families.

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 4051 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the village include:[1]


Since it is only a small village club, local side KF Renova astonished anyone when they won the 2009–10 Macedonian First Football League title. They play their home games at the Ecolog Arena, in nearby Tetovo.


  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. 110.

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