Kopanica, Saraj

Kopanica (Macedonian: Копаница, Albanian: Kopanicë) is a village in the municipality of Saraj, North Macedonia.

Kopanica is located in North Macedonia
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 42°00′25″N 21°14′15″E / 42.00694°N 21.23750°E / 42.00694; 21.23750Coordinates: 42°00′25″N 21°14′15″E / 42.00694°N 21.23750°E / 42.00694; 21.23750
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Skopje Region.svg Skopje
MunicipalityCoat of arms of Saraj Municipality.svg Saraj
 • Total1,714
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesSK


The village is located in the middle of Zeden Mountain and Ljubin hills, with an elevation between 400 and 500 A.S.L.. The climate is continental and characterized by cold and wet winters (with temperatures into the -20s as seen in January 2017) and very hot and dry summers.

The village is separated into two regions, one located in the slopes of Ljubin hills and the other in the slopes of Zeden . The Ljubin hills are considered richer than the Zeden Mountain because of its dense forestry and wet lands. On the other hand, the Zeden mountain is known for its dry and non-forested lands littered with rocky areas. The Ljubin hills are known for its low elevated hills between 300-600 (the low is in Vardar river and the high in Ljubin head) meters A.S.L., with Zeden Mountain measured between 300-1264 (the lowest peak is in Vardar river and the highest peak Big Stone) meters A.S.L.


According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 1714 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the village include:[1]


  1. ^ a b Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 170.

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