Gevgelija Municipality

Gevgelija (Macedonian: Општина Гевгелија, Opština Gevgelija) is a municipality in the southern part of North Macedonia. Gevgelija is also the name of the town where the municipal seat is found. Gevgelija Municipality is part of the Southeastern Statistical Region.

Municipality of Gevgelija
Општина Гевгелија
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Gevgelija
Coat of arms of Municipality of Gevgelija
Location of Municipality of Gevgelija
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Southeastern Region, North Macedonia.svg Southeastern
Municipal seatGevgelija
Government
 • MayorSasho Pockov (SDSM)
Area
 • Total317 km2 (122 sq mi)
Population
 • Total22,988
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders Kavadarci Municipality to the west, Demir Kapija Municipality to the northwest, Valandovo Municipality to the northeast, Bogdanci Municipality to the east, and Greece to the south. There is a spring named Smrdliva Voda [mk] 24 km from Gevgelija which is "famous for its mineral water and its healing properties for stomach and kidney diseases".[1] Mount Kozuf overshadows the municipality in the evening, and is now the site of a ski resort.[1]

IndustryEdit

The Allchar deposit is located on the slopes of Mount Kozuf.[1] In 2017, 13,100 residents out of 13,300 eligible voters in the municipality decided in a referendum against the permission of a gold mine operator that had hoped to exploit an area north-west of the city Gevgelija, along the Konjska river.[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to the last national census from 2002, Gevgelija Municipality has 22,988 inhabitants.[3]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 22,258 (96.8%)
  • Serbs = 367 (1.6%)
  • Vlachs = 214 (0.9%)
  • Others = 149 (0.7%)

Inhabited placesEdit

 
Gevgelija Municipality Map

There is a total of 17 inhabited places in the Gevgelija municipality. There is one town and 16 villages.

Inhabited places in Gevgelija Municipality
Village(s): Bogorodica | Davidovo | Gabrovo | Huma | Konsko | Kovanci | Miletkovo | Miravci | Moin | Mrzenci | Negorci | Novo Konsko | Petrovo | Prdejci | Sermerin | Smokvica

Town: Gevgelija

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kozuf - untouched ecological nature". North Macedonia Timeless.
  2. ^ "Anti gold campaign Macedonia, 99.1% of Gevgelija residents vote against Gold mines on Kozuv mountain". Mining SEE. 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°09′N 22°31′E / 41.15°N 22.51°E / 41.15; 22.51