Kočani (Macedonian: Кочани [ˈkɔtʃani] (listen)) is a municipality in the eastern part of North Macedonia. Kočani is also the name of the town where the municipal seat is found. The municipality is part of the Eastern Statistical Region.
Municipality of Kočani
|• Mayor||Nikolco Ilijev (SDSM)|
|• Total||375.44 km2 (144.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||105.71/km2 (273.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
The municipality borders Kriva Palanka Municipality to the north, Kratovo Municipality and Probištip Municipality to the west, Makedonska Kamenica Municipality and Vinica Municipality to the east, and Češinovo-Obleševo Municipality and Zrnovci Municipality to the south.
By the 2003 territorial division of the Republic, the rural Orizari Municipality was attached to Kočani Municipality.
There are 38,092 residents of Kočani Municipality, according to the 2002 census. Ethnic groups in the Kočani municipality:
- Macedonians = 35,472 (93.1%)
- Roma = 1,951 (5.1%)
- Turks = 315 (0.8%)
|Demographics of Kočani Municipality|
|Demographics of the former Orizari Municipality|
- 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
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