Kičevo Municipality

Kičevo Municipality (Macedonian: Кичево; Albanian: Kërçovë) is a municipality in the western part of the Republic of North Macedonia. The municipal seat is the city of Kičevo. Kičevo Municipality is located in the Southwestern Statistical Region.

Municipality of Kičevo

Општина Кичево
Komuna e Kërçovës
Urban municipality
Official logo of Municipality of Kičevo
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Kičevo
Country North Macedonia
RegionSouthwestern Statistical Region
Municipal seatKičevo
Government
 • MayorFatmir Dehari (DUI)
Area
 • Total838 km2 (324 sq mi)
Population
 • Total56,734
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Car platesKI
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders Mavrovo and Rostuša Municipality to the northwest, Debar Municipality to the west, Gostivar Municipality to the north, Makedonski Brod and Plasnica municipalities to the east, Demir Hisar Municipality to the south, and Debarca Municipality to the southwest.

DemographicsEdit

According to the last national census from 2002 the municipality, prior to territorial adjustments in 2013, had 30,138 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the municipality included:

  • Macedonians = 16,140 (53.6%)
  • Albanians = 9,202 (30.5%)
  • Turks = 2,430 (8.1%)
  • Roma = 1,630 (5.4%)
  • others.

Following the territorial adjustments in March 2013, the municipalities of Drugovo, Vraneštica, Zajas and Oslomej have been combined with Kičevo Municipality.[2] Ethnic groups in the larger Kičevo Municipality, according to the 2002 census:,[3] include:

  • Albanians = 30,927 (54.51%)
  • Macedonians = 20,278 (35.74%)
  • Turks = 2,998 (5.28%)
  • Roma = 1,631 (2.87%)
  • others = 900 (1.59%)

HistoryEdit

On 26 November 2019, an earthquake struck Albania and Kičevo Municipality sent €12,000 for relief efforts.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  2. ^ Macedonian territorial organisation of 2013
  3. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  4. ^ "Komunat shqiptare në Maqedoni anulojnë kremtimet për festat e nëntorit" (in Albanian). Gazeta Express. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°31′N 20°58′E / 41.51°N 20.97°E / 41.51; 20.97