Gostivar Municipality

Gostivar (Macedonian: Гостивар [ˈɡɔstivar] (listen); Albanian: Komuna e Gostivarit) is a municipality in the western part of North Macedonia.

Municipality of Gostivar
Општина Гостивар
Komuna e Gostivarit
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Gostivar
Official logo of Municipality of Gostivar
Location of Municipality of Gostivar
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Polog Region.svg Polog
Municipal seatGostivar
 • MayorArben Taravari (AA)
 • Total513.39 km2 (198.22 sq mi)
 • Total81,042
 • Density158/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
WebsiteOfficial Website
Population of Gostivar. (11 January 1945)


The municipality borders


The municipality has 35 inhabited places, one town and 34 villages.

According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 81,042 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Albanians = 54,038 (66.7%)
  • Macedonians = 15,877 (19.6%)
  • Turks = 7,991 (9.9%)
  • Roma = 2,237 (2.8%)
  • others.


On 26 November 2019, an earthquake struck Albania and Gostivar Municipality contributed humanitarian aid and teams of firefighters and doctors toward the relief effort for earthquake victims.[2]


  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  2. ^ "Komunat shqiptare në Maqedoni anulojnë kremtimet për festat e nëntorit" (in Albanian). Gazeta Express. 27 November 2019. Archived from the original on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

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Coordinates: 41°48′N 20°55′E / 41.800°N 20.917°E / 41.800; 20.917