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Gostivar Municipality

Gostivar (Macedonian: Гостивар [ˈɡɔstivar] (About this soundlisten); Albanian: Gostivari, Turkish: Gostivar) is a municipality in western part of North Macedonia.

Municipality of Gostivar

Општина Гостивар
Komuna e Gostivarit
Gostivar Belediyesi
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Gostivar
Flag
Official logo of Municipality of Gostivar
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Gostivar
CountryNorth Macedonia
RegionPolog
Municipal seatGostivar
Government
 • MayorArben Taravari (AA)
Area
 • Total513.39 km2 (198.22 sq mi)
Population
 • Total81,042
 • Density158/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
WebsiteOfficial Website
Population of Gostivar. (11 January 1945)

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders

DemographicsEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

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