Ohrid Municipality

The Municipality of Ohrid (Macedonian: Општина Охрид) is a municipality in the southwestern part of North Macedonia. Ohrid is also the name of the city where the municipal seat is found. Ohrid Municipality is in the Southwestern Statistical Region.

Municipality of Ohrid
Општина Охрид
Urban municipality
The Church of St. John at Kaneo above the lake
The Church of St. John at Kaneo above the lake
Flag of Municipality of Ohrid
Location of Municipality of Ohrid
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Southwestern Region, North Macedonia.svg Southwestern
Municipal seatOhrid
 • MayorKiril Pecakov
 • Total389.93 km2 (150.55 sq mi)
 • Total51,428
 • Density142.97/km2 (370.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code046
Car platesOH
Official nameNatural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
CriteriaCultural and Natural: (i)(iii)(iv)(vii)
Inscription1979 (3rd Session)
Extensions1980, 2019
Area83,350 ha (206,000 acres)


Ohrid Municipality borders


  • According to the national census of 2002, the municipality of Ohrid, before the attachment of Kosel Municipality, had 54,380 inhabitants; according to the census of 1994, it had 52,732.
  • The former Kosel Municipality had a population of 1,369 in 2002 and 1,759 in 1994.

The present-day combined municipality has 51,428 residents.[1]

2002 2021
Number % Number %
TOTAL 55,749 100 51.428 100
Macedonians 47,344 84.9 40,488 78.73
Persons for whom data are taken from administrative sources n/a n/a 4,289 8.34
Albanians 2,962 5.3 1,942 3.78
Turks 2,268 4.1 1,831 3.56
Others 2,809 5.0 2,051 4.0
Serbs 366 0.7 281 0.55
Vlachs / / 314 0.61

Inhabited placesEdit

The municipality has 29 inhabited places, one town and 28 villages.

Inhabited places in Ohrid Municipality
Village(s): Šipokno | Dolno Lakočerej | Gorno Lakočerej | Elšani | Elešec | Konjsko | Lagadin | Leskoec | Orman | Peštani | Ljubaništa | Rača | Ramne | Sveti Stefan | Trpejca | Velestovo | Velgošti | Kosel | Kuratica | Livoišta | Openica | Plakje | Rasino | Rečica | Sirula | Skrebatno | Sviništa | Vapila | Zavoj Town(s): Ohrid

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms of Ohrid (Macedonian: Грб на Охрид) is the coat of arms of the Ohrid Municipality, it depicts Lake Ohrid, Tsar Samuel's Fortress, and a sailboat, the sailboat symbolizing tourism.[2] The coat of arms is designed using the Macedonian territorial heraldic system featuring a mural crown of its status and a wreath of Macedonian oak.

The blazon is Azure, on a mount Vert a wall gated between two towers all Argent. In base a barry wavy of the first. Other elements include the shield is crowned with a Mural crown of three towers Or, central tower gated, adorned with rubies and pearls, wreathed with two oak branches Vert fructed Or joined with ribbon Gules.


  1. ^ 2021 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  2. ^ "Municipality of Ohrid | Macedonian Heraldric Society". heraldika.org.mk. 2014-12-31. Retrieved 2021-04-21.

External linksEdit

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