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Makedonski Brod (Macedonian: Македонски Брод [maˈkɛdɔnski brɔt] (About this soundlisten); meaning Macedonian Ford) is a town in the central part of North Macedonia, on the south-eastern part of Suva Gora, western Karadžica and south-western Dautica mountains. The town is the seat of Makedonski Brod Municipality.

Makedonski Brod

Македонски Брод
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Flag of Makedonski Brod
Coat of arms of Makedonski Brod
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Makedonski Brod is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Makedonski Brod
Makedonski Brod
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°30′N 21°13′E / 41.500°N 21.217°E / 41.500; 21.217Coordinates: 41°30′N 21°13′E / 41.500°N 21.217°E / 41.500; 21.217
Country North Macedonia
MunicipalityMakedonski Brod Municipality
 • MayorMilosim Vojneski (VMRO-DPMNE)
550 m (1,800 ft)
 • Total3,740
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+389 045
Car platesMB


Church of the Holy Mother of God in Makedonski Brod

Makedonski Brod is one of the smallest towns in North Macedonia. It is located in the region of Poreče and is the centre of the region. The town lies on the banks of the upper region of the river Treska.


In the location of the present-day town, there was a bridge that connected the towns of Prilep and Kičevo, which gave the name of the town. According to a tomb inscription found in the village of Krapa, it was determined that the area was populated by the Romans. Later, with the arrival of Slavs to the Balkan Peninsula, the Slavic tribe Berziti (Brsjaci) settled here.

In the vicinity of Makedonski Brod, near the village of Devič, are visible remnants of buildings that confirm that in this region, in the Middle Ages, there was a town/settlement which functioned as a centre for the entire area.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Makedonski Brod was part of the Manastir Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.

From 1929 to 1941, Makedonski Brod was part of the Vardar Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Monuments of cultureEdit

Also to be seen is the Devina Tower, built in the vicinity of the cave Pešna, here also may be found remnants of the town's walls which were, according to legend, built by the young girl Pešna, sister of the hero Krale (King) Marko.

In the town and its vicinity a large number of churches were built, among which are the town's church St. Mary, St. Dimitrius in the village of Trebino, St. Nicholas in the village of Plasnica, etc.

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