Prilep Municipality

Prilep (Macedonian: Прилеп [ˈpriːlɛp] (listen)) is a municipality in the south of North Macedonia. Prilep is also the name of the city where the municipal seat is found. It is located in the Pelagonia Statistical Region.

Municipality of Prilep
Општина Прилеп
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Prilep
Coat of arms of Municipality of Prilep
Location of Municipality of Prilep
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Pelagonia Region.svg Pelagonia
Municipal seatPrilep
 • MayorIlija Jovanoski (SDSM)
 • Total1,194.44 km2 (461.18 sq mi)
 • Total69,025
 • Density64.27/km2 (166.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code048
car platesPP


The municipality borders Čaška and Dolneni municipalities to the north, Kavadarci Municipality to the east, Krivogaštani, Mogila and Novaci municipalities to the west, and Greece to the south.

The municipality spreads over the northeastern part of the Pelagonia valley, it takes contains much of the Mariovo region.


The population of the municipality is 69,025. According to the last national Macedonian census from 2021 the majority in the municipality is represented by the ethnic Macedonians.

2002 2021
Number % Number %
TOTAL 76,768 100 69,025 100
Macedonians 70,878 92.3 58,349 84,53
Roma 4,433 5.77 3,966 5.75
Turks 917 1.19 1,060 1.54
Albanians 22 0.03 127 0.18
Bosniak 86 0.11 117 0.17
Serb 172 0.22 113 0.16
Vlach 17 0.02 30 0.04
others 243 0.32 304 0.44
Persons for whom data are taken from administrative sources n/a n/a 4,959 7.18

Inhabited placesEdit

The number of the inhabited places in the municipality is 59. There are one city and 58 villages. Many villages have small populations or are even abandoned.


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